Charges against Tufts Dining workers dropped, independent investigation launched

Cellphone footage obtained by the Daily shows the arrests of Victor White and Alexandros Armand on the night of June 15 and 16. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against two Tufts Dining workers and appointed a special prosecutor to investigate claims that the officers used excessive force against the men. District […]

Professor Ioannis Evrigenis named new IR director

Ioannis Evrigenis, professor of political science and classics, has been selected as International Relations (IR) Program director. Evrigenis assumed the leadership role earlier in July and will direct the program before going on leave the following year to pursue a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). His three-year term appointment corresponds with […]

Tufts announces fall 2020 move-in updates

Tufts University announced its move-in plan for students living on and off campus in an email sent today by university administrators. Revised campus arrival dates, which begin on August 16 and end on September 13, in addition to protocols such as mandatory testing and quarantine, purport to reduce the risk of exposure among the Tufts […]

Tufts students engage in civic projects through Tisch Student COVID Response Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has continued its educational mission of civic engagement through the establishment of the Tisch Student COVID Response (TSCR) Program. The TSCR provides funding to students who wish to engage in self-designed or existing projects that address the impacts of COVID-19 on various communities. […]

Tufts files amicus brief, opposes new ICE regulations

Tufts announced on Thursday afternoon its decision to file an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) opposing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s announcement that international students will have their visas revoked if they are taking exclusively online courses in the fall. Harvard and […]

Lynn march in support of Tufts Dining workers draws hundreds

Hundreds of protesters marched through Lynn, Mass. on June 26 in support of two Tufts Dining workers, Victor R. White and Alexandros Armand, and a third individual not affiliated with the university, Scott Reed. The three men were arrested by Lynn police on the night of June 15, and White alleges that he was beaten […]

Tufts Dining worker allegedly beaten by Lynn police officer

Two Tufts Dining workers, Victor R. White and Alexandros Armand, allege that they were arrested and brutalized by Lynn, Mass. police officers on the night of June 15 and 16 along with Scott Reed, who is not a Tufts affiliate. White, who is a cook at Carmichael Dining Center, claims that he was beaten by […]

Pre-orientation programs to be virtual, free of cost to all students

The pre-orientation team announced on June 3 that all Tufts pre-orientation programs will be virtual and free of cost to incoming students, citing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the health and safety challenges posed by the virus. Christa Ricker, associate director for Campus Life, announced the decision in a series of emails sent to incoming first-year […]

BREAKING: Tufts announces plans for fall semester, will invite students back to campus

Tufts University will invite students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, according to a guide released today by the university. This will involve significant changes in residential, travel and lifestyle practices.  According to the guide, all students will have three options: return to campus, participate in the semester remotely or take time away […]

Somerville, Medford declare racism a public health crisis, commit to police reform

The mayors of Medford and Somerville have declared racism a public health emergency in response to protests nationwide over the deaths of George Floyd and other people of color killed by police.    Medford Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn said her administration will undertake “systematic change” to address racism, according to a press release that accompanied the declaration […]