Mass. gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez describes platform in Tufts Democrats event

Jay Gonzalez, a former Massachusetts Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance running for governor as a Democrat, shared his vision for state leadership and criticized Governor Charlie Baker’s record at a Tufts Democrats-sponsored event last night. Addressing about 25 students and community members, Gonzalez argued that Massachusetts can lead the country in progressive reform on the national […]

Monaco reserves judgment on Mass. Safe Communities Act

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed “A Resolution In Support of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act” on February 20. In this resolution, TCU Senate officially declared its support for the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act and asked University President Anthony Monaco and other Tufts administrators to publicly support the act. The Safe Communities Act, commonly referred to as the “sanctuary state” bill, would forbid law […]

Editorial: Protest the issues, not the presence

Last week, Governor Charlie Baker was invited to speak at Tufts as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The purpose of the event was to discuss public policy and civic engagement in an informative, conversation-style event. However, the event did not go as planned: around 60 students organized […]

Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]

Red, White and True: In defense of Charlie Baker

“A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.” –Molière The moderate Republican is a dying breed. Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker represents one of the last and most powerful proponents of this ideology. Recently, Baker, an anti-Trump Republican, has […]

Earth On Fire: An energy crossroads

Regional environmentalists scored a huge victory last week. After years of protesting energy giant Kinder Morgan Inc.’s proposed natural gas pipeline that would have crossed though eastern New York, northwestern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, community activists successfully exerted enough pressure on state and federal lawmakers to publicly oppose the 188-mile pipeline, which ultimately led […]

MBTA fare hikes are unconscionable

Last month, MBTA board members voted 4-0 to discontinue late night T service in the Boston area. College students and Bostonians alike who rely on the service for jobs and safe transportation have since protested the decision, demanding the burdensome service cut be overturned. Instead, they faced another disappointment when MBTA announced on March 7 a […]

In solidarity with Syrian refugees, Boston protested against Governor Baker’s stance

“Say no to racist fear, refugees are welcome here!” To protest Governor Charlie Baker’s rejection of Syrian refugees in a statement on Monday, Nov. 16, following the Paris terrorist attacks that killed nearly 130 people, over 1,000 people gathered outside the Massachusetts State House this past Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m., chanting this slogan. The rally was organized by the International Socialist […]

Tufts works to promote transgender rights across campus and state

When senior Luke Sherman began his summer internship at the statewide advocacy organization MassEquality, he took on a meaningful role in the group’s fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. In bringing this experience back to Tufts, he has continued to spread awareness about discrimination against transgender people in areas of […]