‘Last Seen’ podcast explores Boston history through unsolved art heist

“This case is like the perfect storm for someone like me — for it to ruin your life. You know, to have 13 albatrosses around your neck forever because I know that if I go to my grave unsuccessful that I’ll go to my grave an unhappy person.” These words come from Anthony Amore, the […]

Massachusetts 2018 primary election results

Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday saw both parties build on the rejection of centrism that defined the previous election cycle and has defined the current one elsewhere in the nation. On the Democratic side, the upset victory of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Seventh Congressional District, which covers much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, over incumbent […]

Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight’ team discusses race series, investigative process

Members of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team discussed their experiences in investigative journalism last night in a panel event hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life in Barnum Hall. Panelists Patricia Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack, all of whom reported for the Globe’s December 2017 seven-part series on racism in Boston, spoke to students […]

Editorial: Tufts should further support adjuncts

As negotiations begin for a new contract between the part-time faculty union, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Tufts administration, Tufts should continue to increase the wages and benefits for part-time faculty and create more tenure-track positions. The most recent contract, negotiated in 2014, is due to expire on June 30, according […]

Tufts expands relationship with Boston following SMFA acquisition

After acquiring the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) this past summer, Tufts will expand its relationship with the City of Boston, but will not be increasing its Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) to the city, according to Tufts Co-Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. DiRico explained that this is because Tufts does not own […]

Linda Daniels hired as staff psychologist, liaison to the Africana Center

Linda Daniels, Psy.D. joined the team of staff psychologists at Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) this semester. In addition, Daniels will act as a CMHS liaison to the Africana Center, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion at the university. At Tufts, Daniels said she hopes to get a better understanding of the issues facing […]

Student journalists hold conference on race and social justice in the media

Editor’s note: The Daily’s editorial board acknowledges that this article presents a conflict of interest, since the event being covered was hosted by members of the Daily. Members of the paper’s managing board did not discuss the reporting of this story with the writer, and this piece does not represent the Daily’s usual journalistic practices. Student journalists […]

President of Armenia speaks to Fletcher students during first working visit to Boston

President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan spoke to a group of 15 Tavitian Scholars from Tufts at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy yesterday morning as a part of his first working visit to Massachusetts. The president’s Boston tour began on Monday and will continue to Washington, D.C. for the Nuclear Security Summit. The students who met with Sargsyan are part of the Tavitian Scholarship Program, a six-month […]

Protests continue over Tufts’ use of non-union construction labor

The Tufts administration’s hiring of non-union workers and companies for university construction projects has been challenged by protest efforts since this summer in the form of flyers, signs and, in the past two weeks, mobile billboard trucks on campus. These actions have been organized by the Boston Building Trades Council (Boston BTC), an umbrella organization that works with and represents unionized construction in […]

‘Free Thinkers’ series hosts Boston Globe art critic Mark Feeney

An audience of about 60 gathered to hear Mark Feeney, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at The Boston Globe, speak at the second installment of the second annual Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s “Free Thinkers” series in Barnum Hall last night. The “Free Thinkers” series began with an Oct. 8 talk, “Advice to the Egyptians (and other Arabs) from the Founding Fathers,” by […]