Tufts janitors allege unjust firing, racist treatment by C&W Services supervisors

Content warning: This article discusses mental health. Editor’s note: This article contains the alleged use of the N-word by a C&W Services employee. In addition, quotes from several janitors were translated from Spanish to English by the reporters of this article. When Victoria Guerra started her new job as a janitorial supervisor at Tufts University […]

Protein sequences meet music at interdisciplinary performance of faculty, student compositions

A unique take on classical music filled Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center on Friday with the premiere of “New at Noon: Living Patterns,” an interdisciplinary performance of six musical compositions inspired by repetitive protein sequences. The concert, a collaboration between faculty and student composers and Stephen Fuchs, an assistant professor of biology, offered experimental music inspired […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 14

WEDNESDAY “Transit X: Flying Solar Pods to Replace Cars, Buses, Trains, and Truck” Details: CEO of transportation innovation company Transit X, Mike Stanley, will speak about the future of transit. When and Where: 12–1 p.m., Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room Sponsor: Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning THURSDAY “The wake of the whale: Hunter Strategies […]

Paul Simon performs hits in celebration of Granoff Music Center’s establishment

Musician Paul Simon, of folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, performed to a packed Distler Performance Hall in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center yesterday afternoon. About 300 people were in attendance. Following the performance, Simon participated in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience. Simon has won 16 Grammy Awards, received Kennedy Center Honors and was […]

Janitor Anita Posadas forced to leave work after injury on the job

Anita Posadas, a janitor who has worked at Tufts for 20 years, said she suffered a fall on the job in March and tore a muscle in her left shoulder. Posadas, whose statements were translated from Spanish to English by her granddaughter Ana Castaneda, said that she has not received adequate workers’ compensation for her injury […]

Five places on campus for Instagram-worthy portraits

Whether it’s for your LinkedIn profile to land a job or your Tinder profile to score a match, you always need some versatile portraits on hand. For those looking for cool backgrounds for their headshots, here is a list of five places that will provide an interesting look and color to boost your chance of getting […]

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 […]

Police Briefs – Nov. 10

Bombs away! The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and the Somerville Fire Department were called to the Theta Delta Chi fraternity house after receiving a report that a fire alarm that had gone off  on Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Students at the house claimed they had found a small, red ball with a fuse and had decided […]

BlaQ(ueer) Magic event draws full house, aspiring poets

Tabias Wilson (LA ’13) returned to campus to speak about his book, “Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance,” where he was met with a full room inside the Granoff Music Center on the evening of Sept. 29. The event, titled, “BlaQ(ueer) Magic” was sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Africana […]

Police Briefs — April 20

Vandalism Incident The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of vandalism inside the Granoff Music Center at 11:20 a.m. on April 11. Red and black paint was found inside the elevator and the women’s bathroom. Facilities Services was informed of the incident and told to remove the vandalism. Fire Alarm TUPD and the […]