Renner Kwittken is an assistant news editor at the Tufts Daily. Renner is a first-year who has not yet declared a major and can be reached at [email protected]


Police Briefs — Week of March 1

On Feb. 24 at 2:45 p.m., a staff member reported to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) that their university laptop was stolen in California. The victim also reported the incident to the local police in the district where it was stolen. On Feb. 26 at 7:20 p.m., TUPD joined the Tufts Emergency Medical Services […]


Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 24

Burning bean burrito On Feb. 18 at 11:14 a.m., a fire alarm was activated at 12 Dearborn Road. The Somerville Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon investigation, it found an overcooked bean burrito in a microwave to be the source of the burning. No injuries or damages were reported.  Beware barrier  On Feb. 20 […]


Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 18

My Morning Jacket’s “Steam Engine” (2003) On Feb. 15 at 2:45 p.m., a hot water leak occurred in Carmichael Hall. A heat pipe burst, causing rooms to fill with steam and hot water. The steam set off a fire alarm, and Medford Fire Department (MFD) and the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded. Only parts […]


Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 10

Constant caller On Feb. 7, around 1:30 p.m., a student reported that for the last two days, they had been receiving numerous calls from a number without a caller ID. The content of the calls were not reported. The student reported on Feb. 8 that the calls were still ongoing and persistent. TUPD recommended keeping […]


Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 3

Down to Discharge (DTD) On Jan. 30 at 10:10 p.m., a fire alarm was activated in the basement of the Delta Tau Delta house at 98 Professors Row, Medford. The Somerville Fire Department (SFD) and Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded. At the scene, they concluded that a discharged fire extinguisher was the cause of […]


Police Briefs — Week of Jan. 28

On Jan. 14 at 1 p.m., TUPD and the Medford Fire Department (MFD) responded to a fire at the Danish Pastry House located at 330 Boston Ave. The fire started in the bakery section of the establishment, the suspected cause being a ventilation issue. The investigation is currently ongoing. On the same day, TUPD and […]


Tufts’ voting rate eclipses national average in 2018 midterm

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE) from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life published the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) for Tufts University, which showed Tufts students had a voting rate of 45.2% in the 2018 midterm election, up from 18.4% in 2014. The IDHE also recently published […]


TFG invites alumni to speak on experiences in Bain Capital

Alumni Michael Ewald (LA’94) and John Wright (LA’99) from Bain Capital came to Tufts yesterday for a discussion on their careers at the invitation of Tufts Financial Group. They discussed Bain Capital’s business model and practices along with their roles in the organization. They are two of the 130 directors and partners in the organization.   […]


IDHE report indicates college student midterm voting doubled in 2018

The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education (IDHE), a research group run out of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, reported that college student voting rates jumped from 19.2% to 40.3% between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections. Amassing data from 10 million students across over 1,000 institutions, all demographics witnessed a marked […]


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