TCU Senate closes year with internal elections

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year shortened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with internal elections on April 26. Internal elections were conducted with online Qualtrics surveys that were sent to each voting member of the Senate body. Outgoing TCU President Shannon Lee noted that usage of Qualtrics for the Senate’s internal elections […]

Green Line Extension construction continues amid pandemic

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will continue its construction amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This project’s contract was awarded in November 2017 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2021. While the cities of Somerville and Medford issued construction stoppages to adhere to social distancing guidelines, […]

Q&A: Monaco outlines possible return in fall, reflects on turbulent year

Bookended by a string of consecutive incidents of hate and a disruptive pandemic, the 2019–20 academic year witnessed significant changes to Tufts’ campus. University President Anthony Monaco joined the Daily via Zoom to discuss these developments and more.  The Tufts Daily (TD): What were some of the significant issues, accomplishments and challenges this year before […]

Cover to cover: Class of 2020’s 4 years on campus, reviewed

The Class of 2020’s time at Tufts was one marked by historic events and systemic changes. From student activism and an overhaul of Greek life to virtual classes and a postponed Commencement, the Daily has documented some of the most memorable moments in the past four years. As the Class of 2020 graduates, the Daily […]

Degrees presented in first-ever online conferral ceremony

Tufts University is awarding 3,648 degrees today across all of its constituent schools and programs in a pre-recorded virtual ceremony posted online at 8 a.m. EDT., which will not name individual graduates or feature a Commencement speaker. University President Anthony Monaco announced on March 30 that in-person Commencement ceremonies would be postponed until the danger […]

Tufts to cut two-thirds of summer dining staff as union talks stall

The university plans to reduce summer dining staff to about 20, a third of the normal total, and remains vague on plans for benefits payments in talks to replace an agreement that guaranteed full pay to workers that expired on May 9, officials from UNITE Here Local 26, which represents the workers, said. Local 26 […]

Tufts SJP wins student organization award, rouses administration disapproval

Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) won the 2020 Collaboration Award as part of the Office for Campus Life’s (OCL) annual student organization awards ceremony on April 22, prompting swift disapproval by University President Anthony Monaco and other members of the Tufts administration. SJP received the award in recognition of the coalition the student […]

Tufts to pay dining workers through May 9

The university and the labor union which represents its dining workers signed an agreement on March 27 to keep Tufts Dining’s more than 100 workers paid through May 9. No more than 20% of dining workers are working on any given day at Dewick-Macphie Dining Center and the Commons Marketplace, the two Tufts Dining establishments […]

Sarah Wiener elected TCU President

Sarah Wiener was elected as the Tufts Community Union (TCU) President over opponent junior Grant Gebetsberger, following the close of a 48-hour election window that began on Thursday at midnight. Wiener, a junior who served on the TCU Senate for three years except for one semester abroad, won the election with 53.89% of the vote […]

Tufts-based researchers design model connecting hospitals, college residential halls

Researchers at the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), who usually focus on redistricting, have developed a new model in recent weeks to alleviate the burden on hospitals as they fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The model, which connects hospitals with residential spaces at local universities that have offered to house COVID-19 patients and health […]