The Starving Aesthete: Our dining halls are an outrageous bacchanal

There exist two buildings on this campus where you can eat as many cookies as you want. I don’t think we’ve really come to terms with this, as an institution or as a community. We’ve got the situation covered in the most logistical sense; there’s not going to be a run on the dessert counter […]


Editorial: Where does food go?

It’s 6:30 p.m. Students start filing into Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers, and the dining staff swipe each Tufts ID through the register. Students grab a plate and pile on protein, carbs, vegetables, legumes, grains and fats, and raid the tables in packs. By 8:00 p.m. when the dining halls prepare to close for the […]


Tufts Dining introduces new dishes in dining halls, retail locations

This year, students will be able to enjoy several exciting changes to the offerings of Tufts Dining Services. Over the summer, the Dining Services team worked hard to implement several new food items and layout changes in both the dining halls and retail locations in order to improve students’ dining experiences. One of the biggest […]


News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]


Tufts Dining Action Coalition holds worker speakout event ahead of Tuesday’s union election

Approximately 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Interfaith Center at 7:30 last night to hear Tufts Dining workers talk about their experiences and the need for unionization. The event, which was hosted by Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC), was held ahead of next Tuesday’s union election, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]


Recipe for success: Themed meals prove a hit with students, dining staff

Easter and Passover meals, Tailgate Brunch, Dim Sum Brunch, Street Food Dinner, the list goes on. Such themed gastronomical delights await hungry students in our dining halls, proving that beyond just being a necessity, campus food can provide us with comfort and joy. Themed meals at Tufts started decades ago as “monotony breakers,” according to […]


Student activism leads the push for gender-neutral bathrooms

Gender-neutral bathrooms are being installed in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers and in the Mayer Campus Center by the Department of Campus Planning, in accordance with the LGBT Center student demands, according to sophomore Shannon Lee, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Diversity & Community Affairs Officer.  There is no set date for these installations, though coordinations with janitorial staff […]


TCU Senate reviews environmental efforts, funding appeals in second meeting

Disclaimer: Jake Taber is a former managing editor at The Tufts Daily. He is no longer involved in the Daily. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates, learn about how the Senate can enhance environmental efforts on campus, hear a funding appeal, approve […]


Police Briefs – Nov. 20

Black-Hat Blackout On Nov. 7 at 4:45 p.m. a student reported a case of computer hacking. She was in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center when a pop-up appeared on her screen saying that something was wrong with the computers of Tufts University students and encouraging her to take action. The pop-up included a link to a supposed “Apple […]


Police Briefs: Week of Nov. 8

♫ It’s Raining Tiles ♫ The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report on Oct. 30 at half past midnight after ceiling tiles fell into a dorm room in Metcalf Hall. Facilities was notified about the problem and it was determined that a leak in the ceiling was the cause. The ceiling was repaired. […]


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