Spaceship Earth: From farm to house — industrial hemp

With the planet warming, global conflict in the near future is unavoidable as resource scarcity, loss of land and extreme weather events push people to act in rational but violent ways. To limit the severity of these conflicts, we must begin making radical changes to the way we do almost everything. One interesting example of such […]


Miller Hall open to residents, Houston Hall prepared for renovations

Construction on Miller Hall is largely completed, and renovations on Houston Hall have begun, according to Joshua Hartman, director of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). Students living in Miller who were temporarily placed in Houston for the fall 2018 semester were moved back at the end of December 2018, Hartman said in an email to the Daily. Miller reopened […]


Green Line Extension progresses, massive construction effort underway

Construction on the first phase of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) ramped up this summer, the latest step forward for a public transit project in the works since 1990. The extension, which will add a stop at the intersection of College Avenue and Boston Avenue and allow students to commute to the School of […]


Editorial: Tufts must do more to combat elitism as tuition exceeds 70K

The full cost of a Tufts education has finally exceeded $70,000 per year. This incredibly high tuition price is more than just intimidating — it undermines the culture of diversity and accessibility that Tufts strives to promote. Campus movements like #HaltTheHike have highlighted the difficulties associated with this expense, especially when it comes coupled with […]


Science and Engineering Complex opens to Tufts community

The newly completed Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) between Boston and College Avenues will be open to students this semester. The complex consists of a 79,000-square foot addition attached to the existing Robinson and Anderson Halls, transitioning both halls into wings of the SEC, according to the Tufts Construction website. “The ground floor atrium space [is] […]


Police Briefs – Nov. 10

Bombs away! The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and the Somerville Fire Department were called to the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house after receiving a report that a fire alarm that had gone off  on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Students at the house claimed they had found a small, red ball with a fuse and had decided […]


Tufts Labor Coalition, Boston BTC stage action at administration’s town hall

University President Anthony Monaco hosted a Town Hall Meeting yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium of the Cabot Intercultural Center to provide updates on the university and to offer students and members of the surrounding community an opportunity to directly ask him questions. Preceding and throughout the meeting, members of the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) stood outside of the Cabot Intercultural Center in protest of Tufts’ […]


Letter to the Editor: How Tufts evaluates and selects construction firms

Dear Editor, In response to the March 8 Tufts Daily article, “Tufts Labor Coalition protests non-union hiring at Tufts Talks event,” we would like to share information about Tufts’ process for evaluating and selecting construction firms. We followed this process in selecting firms for the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC). For projects of this size, […]


Tufts Labor Coalition protests non-union hiring at Tufts Talks event

As Tufts faculty, alumni and parents arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel on Boylston St. for a Tufts Talks event yesterday evening, they were greeted by approximately 40 Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) members protesting Tufts’ use of non-union contractors. TLC and the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) have each worked to ask the Tufts administration to sign a […]


Tufts Labor Coalition demands that university engage in union-only hiring

About 40 students gathered on the Lower Patio of the Mayer Campus Center yesterday afternoon to rally, calling on Tufts to stop using non-unionized building trade workers on the Medford/Somerville campus. During the rally, which was organized by the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC), supporters marched through the Mayer Campus Center, past Tisch Library and the Cannon, up to Ballou […]


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