Affordability and the Budget, Part 2: The role of the deficit in rising cost of attendance

This is part two in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. In a March 29 email from the Office of the Deans to the Tufts community, tuition and fees were announced for the 2018–2019 school year, amounting to a record high of $70,491. This high sticker price, which is among the highest in the country, […]

Several university investments re-structured

Some of Tufts University’s investments have changed from commingled funds to a separately managed account, according to the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee Chair Steven M. Galbraith. A commingled fund has assets from multiple accounts, and a separately managed account is a professional investment firm-controlled assets portfolio, according to Investopedia. However, according to Galbraith, Tufts has not […]

Op-ed: President Obama’s gas tax plan deserves attention

President Obama’s new budget proposal includes a $10 fee on oil, a thinly veiled tax that would generate money for investment in smart infrastructure, green technology and sustainable practices. The fee will be immediately paid by oil companies, but likely passed on to consumers in the form of higher gas prices. With petroleum plummeting in […]