Local mayors, Somerville City Council declare their support for dining workers

The Somerville City Council and the mayors of both Somerville and Medford publicly backed Tufts Dining workers’ campaign for a favorable contract with the university over the past week, in a striking signal of public support. A video of Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone endorsing the dining workers’ campaign was posted on Feb. 25 on the Tufts Dining […]


Workmen’s Circle fifth graders demonstrate support for Tufts dining workers

Over 60 people, including children, families, dining workers and Tufts students, gathered in front of Ballou Hall on Sunday afternoon as part of a demonstration on behalf of UNITE HERE Local 26, the union which represents Tufts dining. Led by fifth-grade students from the Jewish Cultural Sunday School at Boston Workmen’s Circle, the purpose of the demonstration was […]


Students with dietary restrictions report lack of options in dining halls, Tufts Dining responds

An increasing number of Tufts students have dietary restrictions, including gluten and dairy allergies, with more than 50 students registered for access to gluten-free pantries and refrigerators as of fall 2018, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos. Despite the growing demand for allergen-free meals, many students with dietary restrictions face limited […]


Dining workers, students rally to support union contract negotiations

More than 200 students and workers gathered Friday afternoon in support of the dining workers’ union, UNITE HERE Local 26, which is in negotiations for a contract with the university administration. Speakers at the rally called for shorter working hours, affordable health care, job security and fair treatment in the workplace. Demonstrators included students, dining workers, teaching […]


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 […]


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