Matthew McGovern is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major and he can be reached at

Police Briefs – Week of Sept. 24

On Sept. 16 at 1:06 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) followed up on a theft that occurred over the summer in Blakeley Hall. After the victim provided a list of the stolen items, TUPD was able to identify the criminal as a temporary, subcontracted employee of the university. The individual trespassed in the building […]

Police Briefs — Week of Sept. 16

On Sept. 7 at 12:55 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers observed an individual carrying a “No Parking” sign on campus and identified the person. The student stated that it was already broken and that they were taking it for safekeeping. The officers confiscated the sign from the individual and returned it safely to […]

Somerville PD takes heat for Straight Pride deployment

The Somerville Police Department (SPD) has come under heavy criticism in recent days after 13 of its officers participated in the police deployment at the Aug. 31 Straight Pride Parade in downtown Boston. The police have been accused of using excessive force against counter-protesters. Videos and photos show officers labeled “Boston Police” using force and […]

Cummings School takes precautions against EEE outbreak

Seven cases of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease fatal to humans and animals, have been confirmed since the outbreak started this summer in western Massachusetts. While Medford and Somerville are at low risk for the disease, Grafton, where Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is located, is one of 36 Massachusetts communities at […]

Lee and Miller announce campaigns for TCU President

All students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) president this Thursday. This year, the two candidates are juniors Shannon Lee and Philip Miller. They were nominated by TCU senators in a meeting on Thursday, April 18. Lee has served as a Class of 2020 senator for […]