A year defined by Tufts Dining workers’ contract campaign

A year after voting to unionize, Tufts Dining workers ratified a collective bargaining agreement with the university on April 3. The Daily looks back at a year of organizing, negotiations and contention. In the spring of 2018, tensions between dining workers and managers reached a breaking point. Christine Tringale, a night cook supervisor at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, told […]


Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon to become Duke University’s Vice Provost of Campus Life

Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, who has been at Tufts since 2014, will leave in July to become Vice Provost and Vice President of Campus Life at Duke University, according to an email sent to the student body. In her new position, she will direct campus life across the undergraduate and graduate student […]


Group of Six reflects on a year of change

The Group of Six, a collection of six centers that provides resources and outlets for students considering their social identities, according to the Tufts student life website, has undergone several changes in leadership and structure over the past year. The Group of Six is made up of the Latino Center, Africana Center, LGBT Center, Women’s […]


Davis Square armed robbery shakes community, suspect still at large

Disclaimer: Madeleine Oliver is the executive photo editor for The Tufts Daily. She was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published online on May 1. This version was updated on May 17 to reflect ongoing developments. An armed man robbed the Middlesex Federal Savings Bank […]


Q&A: President Monaco addresses housing, Sackler controversy, university budget

The Tufts Daily sat down with University President Anthony Monaco to discuss this year’s events at Tufts. The Tufts Daily (TD): What are some of the major triumphs and challenges that Tufts has faced this year? Anthony Monaco (AM): Overall, it’s been a very good year for Tufts University. On the undergraduate level, accomplishments are […]


Alex Bhak: remembering the boy who was ‘happy to be happy’

Editor’s note: This story is reprinted from the 2016 Commencement issue of The Tufts Daily with minimal edits. During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 2, 2016, first-year Alex Bhak passed away in a tragic accident in downtown Boston. He is survived by his mother, father and younger sister, Maya. The Office of the President sent out an email to the Medford/Somerville campus community that day […]


Alumni elect investor Lori Roth, biotech entrepreneur Kenneth Fan to Board of Trustees

Tufts alumni chose to elect Lori Roth (J ’86), a New York City real estate investor, and Kenneth C. Fan (E ’01, F ’07), the COO of eGenesis, a Cambridge biotech company, to represent them on the Tufts University Board of Trustees for a five-year term starting in 2020, according to Bill Gehling (A ’74, […]


Celene Ibrahim to depart from position as Muslim Chaplain

Tufts’ Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim, Ph.D., will leave the Tufts community after a five-year tenure. Throughout her time on campus, Ibrahim helped expand accommodations for Muslim students and enhance the experiences of Tufts’ Muslim community. She will be taking up a teaching appointment in religious studies and philosophy at the Groton School in the fall, […]


Concluding active year, TCU Senate holds internal elections

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year marked by 17 resolutions with internal elections in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose room. The elections, held on April 30, saw Africana Community Senator Sylvester Bracey, a rising senior, elected TCU Vice President from among a crowded field of candidates. Outgoing TCU Parliamentarian and Associate Treasurer […]


Hidden camera in Harleston Hall bathroom sparks TUPD, student responses

The Tufts University Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) sent out an email on May 8 informing residents of Harleston Hall of the reported discovery of hidden cameras in one of the dorm’s all-gender, single-use bathrooms. ORLL immediately reported the incident to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), which resulted in an investigation. On […]


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