Tom Guan is a former News Editor at the Tufts Daily. Tom can be reached at [email protected]

Dining workers react to Tufts Distinction Awards, stress unfairness

Tufts University President Anthony Monaco and Vice President for Human Resources Kim Ryan announced the winners of the Tufts Distinction Awards and the David J. Kahle Leadership Award in an email to Tufts faculty and staff on Oct. 20. Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center is one of the teams that won the award, and its current staff […]

Union holds janitors’ protest minutes after winning short-term extension

 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the union that represents custodians at Tufts University, held a rally on Friday afternoon in front of West Hall in protest of C&W Services’ failure to extend its contract and meet its demands. C&W Services is the facilities contractor hired by Tufts. The protest was held in collaboration with […]

Clingan, Mbah drop threats, Tufts lodging permits pass

Despite threats from city councilors, the lodging license renewal for 31 Tufts University properties in Somerville passed Somerville City Council’s Licenses and Permits Committee unanimously. The normally mundane annual license renewal gained attention when Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan and City Councilor-at-Large Will Mbah, who is also running for mayor, said during a Sept. […]

Tisch College to launch new interfaith civic studies track within civic studies major

A grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) will fund the creation of a new track in the civic studies major, an interdisciplinary program housed in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, that focuses on the intersection of religion and civic engagement. In addition to a six-course sequence within the major, the […]

Tufts Labor Coalition holds summer rally, demands pay for dining workers

Tufts Labor Coalition held a rally in front of Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center in support of Tufts Dining workers ineligible for both summer work at Tufts and unemployment benefits from the state of Massachusetts on Friday, July 30. The rally was attended by workers, students, faculty, elected officials, political candidates and community members. The Daily previously […]

Mass. denies unemployment benefits to Tufts Dining workers

Over 130 dining workers ineligible for summer work at Tufts University have been denied their unemployment benefits claims to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, according to Tricia O’Brien, a service attendant and shop steward who works at Mugar Café. While O’Brien and the Tufts Labor Coalition maintain that the number of those whose unemployment benefits claims […]

Klos affirms Carmichael will remain buffet-style facility, no layoffs to be made

Amid speculations about a potential transition to a retail, a la carte dining establishment, Patti Klos, director of Tufts Dining and Business Services, announced that Carmichael Dining Center will remain residential and buffet-style in the upcoming year. The transition to a gluten-, peanut- and tree-nut-free facility stands, Klos said. According to Klos, while deciding to […]

Tufts professor Brian Schaffner conducts policing surveys in Medford, Somerville

Brian Schaffner, Newhouse professor of civic studies, conducted surveys last October and November of Medford and Somerville residents on their experience and perception of policing in their respective communities, as well as their opinions on future reforms. The survey reports, released on March 15, state that while residents of both cities are “somewhat satisfied with policing,” they see inequalities in how different populations are treated by the police, and they overwhelmingly support the creation of a civilian review board.

TUPD to form mental health working group, TCU senator advocates for student representation in the group

Coletta explained that the mental health working group’s creation came in accordance with recommendations presented by Tufts’ Working Group on Public Safety and Policing, which was formed last July as one of the five “Tufts as an Anti-Racist Institution” workstreams. It released its report in February, in an email from Monaco to the Tufts community.

Compositional Diversity workstream recommends initiatives to diversify Tufts

The members of the work stream were divided into four subgroups. Each group was tasked with assessing the compositional diversity of faculty, staff, students or administrative and academic leadership, and developing proposals accordingly.

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