‘A lot of challenges’: Tufts’ failures as an accessible campus

One evening last semester, former Tufts sophomore Morgane Hanley was on their way to their 6–9 p.m. lab, only to find that the accessible entrance that they typically used to enter Pearson Hall was locked. The entrance that Hanley, who is physically disabled, was taking was the accessible entrance into Pearson. It is a side […]

After Tufts denied request for union recognition, here’s what’s next for RAs

The union bid represents the latest development in a yearslong struggle between university administrators and resident assistants, who now seek recognition from the National Labor Relations Board.

Admissions dean accused of discrimination by employees

The office that decides who gets a Tufts education suffers internally from discrimination and poor leadership, employees allege, prompting the university to hire an outside law firm to investigate.

Some undergrad TAs paid thousands more than others as stipends, hourly rates inconsistent among departments

A day before classes began this semester, junior Nina Collins received an email from her former boss. It was part-time lecturer Thomas MacIntyre, whom she had worked with in the fall. MacIntyre teaches a photography course on the Medford/Somerville campus that operates under the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The class is closed […]

Reviewing housing at Tufts: Can a crisis years in the making be put in the past?

A shuttle marked with “Hyatt Direct” on its headsign. The construction of modular homes on the Vouté Tennis Courts. Students making do in forced triples and doubles. Whether you are a prospective student, a senior or a longtime Somerville or Medford resident, one stroll around Tufts’ campus is sufficient to see the pervasive effects of […]

Sexual harassment, domestic violence increased at Tufts during pandemic

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct. In a year of COVID-19 restrictions and mandatory social distancing, reports of sexual misconduct at Tufts increased, with students seeking support for more cases of sexual harassment, cyberstalking and domestic violence than previous years. Cases of sexual assault remained slightly below average, […]

Mail services employees allege racial discrimination, unfair pay practices

When rising junior Olivia Smith wanted a job in the Tufts University Mail Services Department, she was able to start working on the mailroom floor just one day after walking in to ask about employment opportunities. “I strolled in, and there’s actually no process to get hired,” Smith said. “I just talked to Sheila, who […]

More than 140 community members told to quarantine due to single case of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Students’ names have been changed in order to protect their privacy. Tufts Executive Vice President Mike Howard informed the Tufts community on March 12 that an undergraduate student had tested positive for COVID-19, the first known case at Tufts. Howard assured community members that the student was in isolation and receiving care. Health […]

Tufts faculty donate $1.5 million to political organizations, overwhelmingly to Democrats

Sean Ong and Jarod Gowgiel (LA’19) contributed data analysis to this article. Tufts faculty and academic administrators donated more than $1.5 million to political campaigns and organizations between January 2015 and September 2019, with a large portion of contributions going to Democratic candidates and progressive causes, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records. […]

Monaco attended 2018 meeting with Saudi crown prince

University President Anthony Monaco and leaders from five other Boston-area colleges and universities met with Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose human rights record has sparked widespread controversy, on March 25, 2018. Tufts did not disclose the meeting at the time. The meeting, held at the Harvard Faculty Club, was hosted by […]