TCU Senate passes resolution calling for due process in Professor Abowd’s contract renewal

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened in a packed Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night, passing a resolution calling for “an open and just renewal process” for American Studies Professor Thomas Abowd’s contract as well as academic freedom and an intimidation-free workplace. The TCU Senate also discussed the social networking app Raftr with founder […]


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 […]


Students rally in support of sexual assault survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. About 50 students and university staff and faculty gathered for a “Survivor Speak Out” rally yesterday in front of the Goddard Chapel. The event was sponsored by Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) and Tufts Student Action (TSA). Students congregated around the cannon, painted with “We Believe Survivors,” to bring […]


Tufts Housing League hosts community block party, argues against tiered housing system

Around 100 people attended a community block party at Nathan Tufts Park on Sunday. The block party, hosted by Tufts Housing League (THL), along with Tufts Progressive Alliance (TPA) and Tufts Student Action (TSA), sought to bring together Tufts students and residents of Medford and Somerville to discuss a housing situation on campus that has become a source of increasing […]


Inaugural ‘Two States Week’ continues campus discussion on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Tufts Students for Two States (TS4TS) hosted the inaugural Two States Week: A Series to Promote Peace last week, which provided an open space to learn and discuss the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to the Tufts Hillel website. TS4TS is a coalition between Friends of Israel (FOI), J Street U and Tufts Hillel, […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 2: The role of the deficit in rising cost of attendance

This is part two in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. In a March 29 email from the Office of the Deans to the Tufts community, tuition and fees were announced for the 2018–2019 school year, amounting to a record high of $70,491. This high sticker price, which is among the highest in the country, […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 1: Expansion, investment and the making of an elite institution

Tufts may not have the university name recognition of its world-renowned neighbors in Cambridge, but it is widely considered an elite institution, well-known for providing a high quality undergraduate education and for conducting world-class research amongst its students and faculty. In 2018, Tufts was ranked the 29th best university in the country according to U.S. […]


Tufts publishes previously unavailable data on economic diversity

Tufts’ Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation (OIRE) recently published previously unavailable data on economic diversity of Tufts’ student body, according to senior and TCU Senate Trustee Representative Nathan Foster. Foster noted that the data on Tufts’ economic diversity was first released to TCU Senate at Foster’s request and then was released to the general public.  […]


Students for Justice in Palestine hosts annual ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’

Throughout this week, the Tufts chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), a national student-led solidarity movement advocating for Palestinian rights, has held a series of events in their annual “Israeli Apartheid Week.” “Tufts SJP holds Israeli Apartheid week as part of an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system […]


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