Arts and Sciences graduate students ratify first contract in unanimous vote

Graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) unanimously voted to ratify their first contract with the administration Thursday, making Tufts the third private university in the United States to have a recognized graduate student union under contract. Voting took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mayer Campus Center, after […]


Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley holds media roundtable for college students

Boston City Councilor and candidate for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley held a college media roundtable at the More Than Words bookstore in Boston last night. At the roundtable, Pressley took questions from student journalists from Tufts, Harvard University, Boston University and Northeastern University. Directly following the […]


Medford closes in on plastic bag ban

An ordinance to ban plastic bags from retail establishments is currently being considered by the Medford City Council and is expected to be passed into law by the end of the year, according to City Councillor John C. Falco Jr. The drafted ordinance, which is noted on the Sept. 25 meeting agenda of the Medford City Council, bans the provision […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 15

No love lost and found On Oct. 9 at 10:22 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a call on the Academic Quad. The reporting party told TUPD that an individual was inquiring about a student, in an attempt to locate the student. TUPD was able to locate the reported individual, who said they had […]


Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 14

WEDNESDAY “Transit X: Flying Solar Pods to Replace Cars, Buses, Trains, and Truck” Details: CEO of transportation innovation company Transit X, Mike Stanley, will speak about the future of transit. When and Where: 12–1 p.m., Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room Sponsor: Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning THURSDAY “The wake of the whale: Hunter Strategies […]


Former Mass. State Rep. Carl Sciortino speaks on living with HIV

With scheduled speaker Mauricio Artiñano’s (LA ’06) flight out of Newark delayed due to weather, it looked like Thursday’s talk, “Living a Positive Life: A Conversation About Living With HIV,” was going to be called off. But for Carl Sciortino (LA ’00), former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the 34th Middlesex District, which covers part […]


‘Black Brown Queer Dance’ workshops celebrate dance from marginalized communities

A series of seven free dance workshops called “Black Brown Queer Dance” led by Boston-based artists will be offered weekly during the month of October in the Metcalf Hall common room, according to Kareem Khubchandani, Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Khubchandani, who […]


Chaplaincy welcomes new music director Thomas B. Dawkins

The Tufts University Chaplaincy hosted a welcome concert and reception for its new music director and organist, Thomas B. Dawkins, on Oct. 11. The event was previously scheduled for Oct. 4 but was postponed due to an illness that Dawkins was battling. Approximately 20 people were in attendance at the Goddard Chapel. Dawkins was appointed to the position of […]


Liz Walker discusses healing, community trauma at Civic Life Lunch

Content warning: This article discusses gun violence. Reverend Liz Walker spoke about her work on trauma and the healing process in local communities on Oct. 9 in the Rabb Room as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Civic Life Lunch. The event, called “Finding Grace After Trauma: Empowering Communities to Heal Together,” was […]


TCU Senate hears supplementary funding requests, passes resolution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests as well as an appeal of an Allocations Board (ALBO) decision by the Tufts Financial Group (TFG), vote on a resolution endorsing the campaign of Nathan Foster (LA ’18) for the Board of Trustees, elect […]


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