Tufts suspends Global Education program, exchange students to return home

Exchange students studying at Tufts this semester will not be allowed to remain in the United States, effective March 20, as part of the university’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Students studying at Tufts through the Global Education exchange program received an email Saturday afternoon from Senior Director of Tufts Global Education Mala Ghosh […]

Tufts, union in talks over dining workers’ status during closure

Tufts Dining workers remain in limbo as they await an announcement from the university about how the campus closure will affect their employment, according to union officials. Several UNITE HERE Local 26 shop stewards, who represent the dining workers, met with university officials, including Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos, and a number […]

Students asked to move out of residence halls by Monday, extensions possible

Tufts students living on the university’s Medford/Somerville campus and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) must leave their respective residence halls by 3 p.m. on March 16, according to an email sent Wednesday by the deans of Tufts schools with on-campus residents. In their email, the deans — James Glaser (School […]

School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center swing into action in response to COVID-19

The Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) and the Tufts Medical Center (TMC) have been preparing to tackle COVID-19 in recent weeks, according to Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, an attending physician at TMC specializing in infectious diseases and an assistant professor at TUSM. While not formally affiliated with the university, TMC is the main teaching hospital […]

Live updates: Tufts community responds to coronavirus

The Daily is following the developments associated with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and its effect on the Tufts community. As the community adapts to these ongoing developments, the Daily will continue to update this article with more information as it is available. The Daily published Letters from the Editors on March 11 […]

BREAKING: Tufts student tests positive for COVID-19

A Tufts student has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first university affiliate with a presumptive positive case, according to an email sent by Executive Vice President Mike Howard to the Tufts community on Thursday evening. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) informed the university Thursday of the presumptive positive after the student was […]

Tufts Mutual Aid steps up to assist students amid move out orders

Tufts students are rallying to provide financial and in-kind assistance to students facing difficulty in the wake of the administration’s decision to continue classes online beginning on March 25. In response to growing concerns about on-campus transmission of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, University President Anthony Monaco announced on Tuesday evening that students living on campus […]

Tufts student being tested for COVID-19, 3 positives in Somerville, Medford

The university tested a student for COVID-19 on the advice of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Executive Vice President Mike Howard announced in a community-wide email yesterday afternoon. The test results were unknown at press time, but Howard reaffirmed that the university will make an announcement if a community member tests positive. The […]

Somerville, Tufts deadlocked over tax payment

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone said that negotiations with Tufts over a new payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement have reached an impasse despite some points of progress in the year-long talks. At a community meeting held last Thursday evening in the Tufts Administration Building, the mayor and the other members of the city’s PILOT […]

Uphill power outage overshadows penultimate day of in-person classes

Most of the buildings on the Upper Campus were thrust into darkness yesterday morning as students and faculty began their second-to-last day of face-to-face classes of the spring semester. The power outage struck the Hill less than 24 hours after University President Anthony Monaco announced in an email that most students would be required to […]