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 […]

Former AOII residence to house transfer students

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) designated the house occupied by the former AOII Delta chapter as transfer student housing for the upcoming academic year. This decision follows the AOII national Executive Board’s withdrawal of the charter for Tufts’ AOII chapter in December. Next year, ResLife will manage the property located at 25 Whitfield Road, which is owned […]

Current, former AOII sisters work to make changes as Greek life evolves

Current and former sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) Delta are seeking to effect change within the chapter and in the international organization at large since half of the members dropped the chapter in October over disagreements with AOII international organization concerning extending a bid to a transgender woman. In carrying out these changes, AOII Delta released a statement  to clarify the incident […]

Two-hundred students accept sorority bids after formal recruitment

Two hundred students accepted bids following formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31. During the formal recruitment period, students attended Open Parties, a Philanthropy Night and a Preference Night consecutively before Bid Day, where they received a bid to one of the four Panhellenic sororities: Alpha Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega and Kappa Alpha […]

Tufts seniors organize drive to collect feminine hygiene products

Seniors Annie Goodman, Kaley Leshem and Nora Fleming have worked together to organize a feminine hygiene products drive to collect tampons, pads and other menstrual care products for the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The drive, which is sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta, Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Lambda Pi Chi, Vitality, Strong Women Strong Girls and the Women’s Center, will run until April 27 […]

AOII to host Month of Kindness this April

Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) will host Month of Kindness this April, during which members of the sorority will be performing acts of kindness on campus such as giving out candy and doing favors for people. “The goal [of Month of Kindness] is to promote happiness and well-being across Tufts and bridge gaps between the Greek community and the Tufts community,” […]