‘Half the Picture’ peels back curtain on age-old sexism, discrimination in Hollywood

It’s no secret that men disproportionately dominate positions of power. “La La Land” (2016) is no exception — in fact, as Amy Adrion’s “Half the Picture” intimately explores, women in the film industry fare far worse than their male counterparts. Despite graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles top of her class with a […]

Ahead of Thursday testimony, Bostonians attend vigil for Christine Blasey Ford

Nearly 200 people gathered outside of Boston City Hall on Monday night to participate in a vigil in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Several Tufts students were in attendance. The crowd consisted of sexual assault survivors, women’s rights advocates, students and organizers, all of whom were invited to […]

News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]

Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]

Video surveillance: who’s watching Tufts’ campus?

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team about surveillance on the Tufts campus. The second part will be published on Friday. In May of 2017, Tufts administrators charged several seniors with various allegations including indecent exposure, sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct after they were found […]

Statement of ACLU of Massachusetts on Scaramucci threat to sue student, newspaper

The ACLU of Massachusetts is advising Tufts graduate student Camilo Caballero. While we continue to review Anthony Scaramucci’s threats, there is no doubt that sending a graduate student a legal demand letter accusing him of libel just two days before Thanksgiving – and demanding turnaround of five business days – is plainly mean-spirited. Unfortunately, however, […]

University revokes Scaramucci’s invitation to speak on campus

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, Anthony Scaramucci resigned from The Fletcher School Board of Advisors effective immediately, according to an email to the Fletcher community from Dean James Stavridis and Provost David Harris. Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) has threatened to file a lawsuit against the Daily and against Camilo Caballero, a second-year Master of Arts […]

Somerville partners with ACLU to enact surveillance transparency policy

The city of Somerville, in cooperation with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), enacted the Executive Policy on Surveillance Technology on Oct. 4. The new policy is intended to enforce heightened transparency and public control over government surveillance technology. According to the city’s accompanying press release, the policy includes “new approval, operational, and public notification and meeting […]

Tufts hosts activists, Mass. gubernatorial candidate for panel discussion

Generation Citizen, a non-profit civic education group, hosted a panel discussion about advocacy on Tuesday night featuring speakers including Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, the former Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finances. The event, co-sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, also included American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Massachusetts Field Director Matt Allen as […]

Tufts ACLU chapter sends poll monitors to protect Tufts students’ right to vote

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Tufts chapter sent fourteen students to serve as poll monitors at precincts where Tufts students vote, according to Brandon Katz, the organization’s president. Katz, a junior, said that the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s JumboVote Coordinator Diane Alexander (A’16) approached him with the idea late last spring. […]