Student theater groups revise code of conduct regarding consent, conflict resolution

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Torn Ticket II and the umbrella organization of which it is a member, Pen, Paint, & Pretzels (3Ps), have updated their student codes of conduct to include guidelines on consent and conduct, according to Torn Ticket II President Claire Mieher. Mieher, a senior, said that the purpose of the code of conduct […]

Blackface photo prompts condemnation from Tufts administration, community

The Tufts administration and community spoke out yesterday in response to an Instagram photo of a student in blackface that was circulated on social media. On Wednesday night, a senior posted a selfie on their personal Instagram story in which the student was wearing a black face mask, a black sweatshirt and sunglasses, captioned “Yeezy 2020.” […]

Tufts amends protest registration policy following student backlash

The university reversed course on its requirement that students must register campus demonstrations of over 25 people with the Office for Campus Life (OCL), according to a Nov. 29 email to the Tufts community from Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft and the faculty and student co-chairs of the Committee on […]

Editorial: Tufts is undermining students’ right to protest

Following a seven-month-long review by the Committee on Student Life, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs presented an updated student code of conduct on Aug. 31. The changes made range from an enhanced anti-hazing policy to considering individual needs in determining the university’s response to students who receive drug and alcohol-related medical treatment. One […]

University overhauls student code of conduct

Content warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct. The Dean of Student Affairs Office announced a series of changes to the student code of conduct in an Aug. 31 email sent to the Tufts community. The updates — which impact drug and alcohol amnesty, campus demonstration procedures and hazing, among other policies — are the most significant […]

Committee on Student Life examines, considers revisions to Code of Conduct

This semester, the Committee on Student Life (CSL) has commenced a comprehensive analysis and review of student life policies within the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). Committee members are specifically examining the Code of Conduct. The 18 committee members include student-elected undergraduate and graduate representatives, […]

Student Affairs Office revises disciplinary sanctions, policies

The Student Judicial Process, which holds students and student organizations accountable for violations of university and local policies, was revised over the summer recess by the Student Affairs Office. According to Judicial Affairs Administrator Mickey Toogood, most of the process has remained the same, though the scheme of disciplinary sanctions has undergone significant revisions. The […]

Toogood appointed judicial affairs administrator

Mickey Toogood assumed the position of judicial affairs administrator on Aug. 18, replacing former judicial affairs officer Veronica Carter, who announced in July that she was retiring from Tufts after 30 years of service. Toogood shared the position with Carter during a two-week transition period until her retirement on Aug. 31. Toogood will have several responsibilities as judicial affairs administrator: overseeing […]