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, […]

School of Arts & Sciences addresses budget deficit

The budget for the School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) is currently in a deficit, according to the Sept. 27 A&S faculty meeting minutes, which discussed the school’s budget and financial situation. In the minutes, Executive Administrative Dean for Arts & Sciences Scott Sahagian emphasized that the deficit exists for good reason; the university is investing in […]

MBTA’s book balancing must not come off backs of poor

With winter just around the corner and rumors of snow making the rounds, discussions about the beleaguered Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) have taken an unfortunate turn. When the state’s transportation system was crippled by the record snowfall last winter, the long-term and short-term problems of the MBTA came together in the worst possible way and it became […]