Editorial: Anita Posadas’ mistreatment represents glaring failure of university

The testimony of Anita Posadas will shock many on this campus. The underlying message of her testimony, however, is that she is only an anecdote of a larger unpleasant narrative. Over the last few years, the restructuring of janitorial services has reduced the number of staff cleaning individual buildings and led to overwork. In December 2015, former Tufts janitor […]

News roundup: top headlines of last year

The Tufts community experienced an eventful year, full of logistical, administrative and social changes. The following is a wrap-up of some of the biggest stories of 2015-2016, leading up to the start of the fall semester. September Jumbos arrived back on the Hill to find that the affectionately-termed ‘Joey’ shuttle traveling between campus and Davis Square was to be replaced […]

Biannual Cause Dinner supports Justice for Janitors Community Fund

The biannual Cause Dinner, hosted by Tufts Dining Services and Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and sponsored by Tufts Freethought Society, raised $3,513 for the Justice for Janitors Community Fund on Nov. 17.  Students who attended the Carmichael and Dewick Dining Centers between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. that night had the option to donate money or a meal […]

Tufts needs a primer in sustainability

The Tufts University Office of the President website declares that Tufts “has long been a pioneer in campus sustainability,” citing its development of the Talloires Declaration in 1990. A common definition of sustainability is a type of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future, from environmental, social […]