Tufts janitors allege unjust firing, racist treatment by C&W Services supervisors

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Editor’s note: This article contains the alleged use of the N-word by a C&W Services employee. In addition, quotes from several janitors were translated from Spanish to English by the reporters of this article. When Victoria Guerra started her new job as a janitorial supervisor at Tufts University […]


Dark Money at Tufts, Part 4: Tufts’ multimillion-dollar donation network in context

Editor’s note: This is the final part in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. Part 1 was published Monday, Part 2 was published Tuesday and Part 3 was published Wednesday. All previous parts can be found online. This investigation documents that Tufts has received over $22 million in donations from seven charitable foundations […]


Dark Money at Tufts, Part 3: Tufts policies fail to assess donors’ controversial histories, motives

Editor’s note: This is the third part in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 4 can be found online. Tufts has received over $22 million in donations from the seven foundations examined in this investigation, with a portion of the funds earmarked for specific university programs and institutes, including some […]


Dark Money at Tufts, Part 2: University donors support discriminatory, discredited scholarship

Editor’s note: This is the second part in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. Part 1, Part 3 and Part 4 can be found online. The seven organizations featured in this investigation, all of which have donated to Tufts since 1985, have funded highly provocative and academically controversial research and publications at universities across the United States. […]


Dark Money at Tufts, Part 1: Illuminating Tufts’ multimillion-dollar donor network

Editor’s note: This is the first part in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 can be found online. Tufts has accepted over $22 million since 1985 from charitable foundations that have openly expressed a desire to promote their political agenda at institutes of higher education, or which have directly […]


The State of Housing at Tufts: On-campus shortages, off-campus exploitation and new solutions

According to the 2017–2018 Tufts Factbook, Tufts’ on-campus bed capacity for undergraduates is 3,440 — 63 percent of the university’s 5,438 undergraduate population. In contrast, other comparable East Coast institutions are largely better equipped to provide their students with housing: Middlebury College and Bates College, both of which have much smaller student populations than Tufts, are […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 3: Budget transparency and the push for need-blind admissions

This is part three in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As the university’s deficit persists and spending increases, students have become increasingly frustrated at the university’s lack of budget transparency. Elizabeth Dossett, a junior and a member of Tufts Student Action (TSA), said that if Tufts is using the deficit as an excuse not […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 2: The role of the deficit in rising cost of attendance

This is part two in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. In a March 29 email from the Office of the Deans to the Tufts community, tuition and fees were announced for the 2018–2019 school year, amounting to a record high of $70,491. This high sticker price, which is among the highest in the country, […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 1: Expansion, investment and the making of an elite institution

Tufts may not have the university name recognition of its world-renowned neighbors in Cambridge, but it is widely considered an elite institution, well-known for providing a high quality undergraduate education and for conducting world-class research amongst its students and faculty. In 2018, Tufts was ranked the 29th best university in the country according to U.S. […]


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