Tufts mailroom to feature new alerts system, electronic kiosks for fall 2021 semester

In a logistical update, the Tufts mailroom is launching a new alerts management system and electronic kiosks starting this semester. Later in the semester, Mail Services also anticipates handling students’ external shipping needs directly from the Tufts mailroom. These updates were announced via an article on AccessTufts, the school’s administrative website, on Aug. 2. Mailroom […]

BREAKING: TUPD investigating removal of mezuzah from Jewish student’s doorpost

An act of antisemitic vandalism occurred in one of Tufts’ dorms on Saturday, according to an email sent to the Tufts community Wednesday night. The email was signed by University President Anthony Monaco. According to the email, a Jewish student had discovered his mezuzah — an important Jewish symbol traditionally affixed to the doorposts of […]

ORLL houses approximately 100 first-years in Hyatt Place Medford

Tufts Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) announced that approximately 100 first-year students will live at the Hyatt Place in Medford Square this year instead of typical first-year dorm-style housing.  The students, who were selected at random from a pool of first-year students arriving on Sept. 1, will be housed on several floors of […]

First-year, transfer students participate in in-person pre-orientation programs

First-year and transfer students began arriving to participate in pre-orientation programs on Aug. 27. This year, the programs were offered in person, marking a change from last year’s virtual itinerary. According to Chelsea Jordan, associate director of campus life, over 1,000 incoming students participated in some form of pre-orientation program. Program choices ranged from several […]

Tufts to help unvaccinated international students receive vaccine upon arrival

Due to discrepancies in vaccine administration among different countries around the world, Tufts University will assist international students in receiving a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved vaccine if they had been unable to already do so by the beginning of the fall semester, according to university health officials. “Tufts is requiring students to be vaccinated, […]

Tufts implementing pooled COVID-19 testing for 2021–22 academic year

Tufts University is switching to a pooled COVID-19 testing procedure for the 2021–22 academic year; pooled testing processes up to 10 samples at once, performing the same polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test that was used for individual testing in the past. “Pooled testing combines samples from up to ten students and performs a COVID-19 […]

Carmichael launches all new allergen-friendly menu, maintains traditional physical arrangements

Carmichael Dining Center has entered a new era of allergen-friendly cuisine available to the Tufts community, releasing an all-new peanut-, tree nut- and gluten-free menu. Fresh at Carmichael — the new name for the rebranded dining center — provides an increased variety and flexibility of food options for students with food allergies or dietary requirements. […]

Tufts Labor Coalition holds summer rally, demands pay for dining workers

Tufts Labor Coalition held a rally in front of Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center in support of Tufts Dining workers ineligible for both summer work at Tufts and unemployment benefits from the state of Massachusetts on Friday, July 30. The rally was attended by workers, students, faculty, elected officials, political candidates and community members. The Daily previously […]

BREAKING: Dean Qu to leave Tufts for Stevens Institute of Technology

​​​​Jianmin Qu, dean of the Tufts University School of Engineering, is leaving Tufts to become the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Stevens Institute of Technology, according to an email sent to the Tufts community on Monday. The email, which was signed by University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President […]

Mass. denies unemployment benefits to Tufts Dining workers

Over 130 dining workers ineligible for summer work at Tufts University have been denied their unemployment benefits claims to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, according to Tricia O’Brien, a service attendant and shop steward who works at Mugar Café. While O’Brien and the Tufts Labor Coalition maintain that the number of those whose unemployment benefits claims […]