Medford cancels auction of Native American artifacts, citing federal law

On the morning of Nov. 17, Medford City Solicitor Mark Rumley, acting at the behest of Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke, requested that Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers remove seven Native American artifacts owned by the Medford Public Library (MPL) from a Dec. 1 auction, according to Rumley. The seven artifacts from the northwest United States — […]


Dining Services considers combining JumboCash, Rhino Bucks systems

Tufts Dining Services is exploring the option of combining the JumboCash and Rhino Bucks campus currency systems into a system that would allow students to manage their campus currency on a single card, according to Patti Klos, director of Dining and Business Services. Klos said that this process would entail combining the Tufts ID and the […]


Lawrence Memorial Hospital closes emergency room, extends urgent care hours

MelroseWakefield Healthcare announced that it will be closing the emergency room at Medford’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) but extending the hours of the hospital’s urgent care services, according to an email sent to LMH staff by MelroseWakefield CEO Sue Sandberg. While LMH serves students treated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS), the closure will not affect TEMS procedure, […]


Massachusetts attorney general discusses state, national politics at Tisch College event

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to members of the Tufts, Medford and Somerville communities Monday about state and national politics and critical issues facing Massachusetts and the United States at Distler Performance Hall in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center. Healey spoke as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s […]


Police Briefs — Week of Dec. 3

Jumbos On Nov. 26 at 6:25 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Tousey House, located at 14 Edison Avenue. The alarm went off due to a graduate student using a microwave that was said to be broken. Medford Fire Department ventilated the area and reset the fire panel. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) and Facilities Services were notified about the […]


Kevin Love discusses mental health activism at The New York Times event

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Five-time All-Star and NBA champion Kevin Love discussed his experience coping with mental health issues at a discussion in Cohen Auditorium on Nov. 29. Moderated by The New York Times sports columnist Juliet Macur, the talk was part of a series of Times-backed conversations, titled “Get with the Times,” dedicated […]


TCU Senate votes to allocate $5,000 to ‘SLUSH Fund’ for student projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss the Senate-led project Students Lifting Up the Spirit of the Herd (SLUSH) Fund, hear a resolution calling for divesting from the firearms industry and consider Allocations Board (ALBO) funding appeals and requests. The Senate heard a supplementary funding request for […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 26

Stair down On Nov. 17 at 12:02 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an on-campus call at Bush Hall, where a student had fallen down the stairs and struck their head. The student was found to be drinking, evaluated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services and then transported to the hospital for further care. No smoke without […]


Hanukkah lighting ceremony reflects on Jewish identity, antisemitism

Around 60 students on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus welcomed a rainy first night of Hanukkah at the Mayer Campus Center Sunday in a candle-lighting service that was as much about the holiday as about American Jewish identity in the wake of the recent rise in antisemitism. The ceremony, a 15-year-old outreach initiative by the Rohr Chabad […]


Students, community members protest campus housing policies

Roughly 200 students, faculty and area residents attended a walk out and campus march Thursday to protest the university’s tiered housing system and to call for the construction of a new high-capacity dorm on campus. Nathan Krinsky, a co-founder of Tufts Housing League (THL), said that THL and Tufts Student Action (TSA), who co-hosted the […]


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