Tufts to renovate several residence halls over the summer

Tufts has scheduled renovations for Bush, Tilton and Harleston Halls this summer, as well as 123 Packard Ave., the former house of the Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, which the university purchased last month and will transform into a residence hall starting fall 2019. Christopher Hogan, construction program manager, said the upcoming restorations are part of the deferred maintenance program. “[It] can […]

Carmichael to house only first-years, Harleston to house only sophomores next year

Starting in the 2019–2020 academic year, Carmichael Hall will be a residence hall for only first-year students and Harleston Hall will house only sophomores. The new policy seeks to maximize bed space and improve the housing options for both first-years and sophomores, according to former Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin. The decision was made because of a lack […]

Tufts students, administration meet with aldermen regarding housing expansion

Tufts Housing League (THL), Tufts Director of Community Relations Barbara Rubel and Tufts Director of Real Estate Robert Chihade met with Alderman Mark Niedergang and Alderman Katjana Ballantyne, members of the Committee on Housing and Community Development for Somerville, on Nov. 29 to review Tufts plans to expand student housing into the surrounding neighborhoods. The meeting constituted a follow-up to a […]

ResLife to bring a series of renovations to expand on-campus housing options

Adding to the recent changes in the housing lottery process, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) plans to make a series of changes and renovations to the existing housing units on campus to maximize their utility and to provide a better living experience, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations in ResLife. Austin said there will […]

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. […]

Police briefs: Week of 10/3

Step 3: Profit After falling for a sublet scam, a student reported the incident to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) at 9:15 p.m. on Sept. 28. The student said they had received an initial payment with an excess amount of money from the scammer in the form of a fake check. They were asked […]

News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]

Police Briefs – March 16

Jagged Edges On March 3 at 6:20 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) responded to a report of a student who had cut his finger at Haskell Hall. The student stated that he had been using a bottle opener when he cut his finger. He was cleared after his finger […]

South Hall renamed Harleston Hall, honoring former dean

South Hall was officially renamed Harleston Hall during a ceremony held outside of the building on Friday, Sept. 23. The building is named after former Professor of Psychology Bernard Harleston, who was Tufts’ first African-American tenure-track faculty member and a former dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, according to a May 2 Daily article. Over […]