Carmichael to house only first-years, Harleston to house only sophomores next year

Starting in the 2019–2020 academic year, Carmichael Hall will be a residence hall for only first-year students and Harleston Hall will house only sophomores. The new policy seeks to maximize bed space and improve the housing options for both first-years and sophomores, according to former Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin. The decision was made because of a lack […]


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 […]


Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]


Mickey Toogood to leave role as judicial affairs administrator

Mickey Toogood left his position as judicial affairs administrator in September after two years in that capacity, according to an email announcement to faculty from Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon on July 12. Toogood has continued to work remotely from his new home of Seattle, while Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs Raymond Ou oversees […]


TUPD records reduction in noise complaints in surrounding neighborhood

There has been a decrease in the total number of neighborhood noise complaints received by Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) since students received an email from Student Affairs on Sept. 25. In the email to the community, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire and Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon reminded students of the importance of being respectful in the Medford and […]


Dean of Student Affairs Office to issue community judiciary report

The Dean of Student Affairs Office will release a community report of conduct and judicial sanctions within the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering next week, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. She said the report will be the first of its kind issued by Tufts. The report will be a […]


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