Campus events, TUPD counterterrorism training spark dialogue about immigration, undocumented persons

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The first part has been posted online. Numerous events have been hosted on campus this past year to raise awareness regarding the experiences of immigrants with undocumented experiences. Tufts United […]


Gun scare prompts TUPD investigation Thursday afternoon

Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) investigated a report of a person walking through campus carrying a handgun near Richardson House on Professors Row Thursday afternoon. According to an email TUPD sent to the Tufts community at 10 p.m. on Thursday, TUPD identified the person and determined they were not carrying a weapon of any sort. The incident was reported to TUPD […]


Op-Ed: Prepared for the worst

The cafeteria was crowded with students enjoying lunch between summer exams. In an instant, a bomb concealed in a bag left near a table exploded, tearing flesh from limbs. Corpses lay on the floor, while survivors wailed, covered in blood. Seven people were killed, including five Americans; about 80 people were wounded, including Israelis, Arabs, Americans and South Koreans. The attack, […]


TUPD uses TuftsAlert, safety training, arms police to protect community members

In light of the recent tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as well as the recent discovery of a gun magazine clip at the McGlynn Middle School in Medford, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) has put sufficient safety measures in place to protect community members from a potential active shooter on campus, according to Kevin […]


Behind the scenes: Preparing the campus for snow

The scene is a classic one: reports of a storm on the horizon. Mumbled hopes of a possible snow day. Dreams of sledding the day away on the President’s Lawn. While the snow falls and Jumbos sleep, a flurry of activity occurs, both seen and unseen. According to Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, a […]


Tufts Police Chief travels to Israel for counterterrorism seminar

On Dec. 3, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, who oversees the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) as well as the Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES), traveled to Israel for a nine-day National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) along with a delegation of Massachusetts police officials, including: Somerville Police Chief David Fallon; officials from Boston University […]


Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]


Video surveillance: who’s watching Tufts’ campus?

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team about surveillance on the Tufts campus. The second part will be published on Friday. In May of 2017, Tufts administrators charged several seniors with various allegations including indecent exposure, sexual exploitation and sexual misconduct after they were found […]


Annual Security Report shows changing crime rates on Medford, Boston, Grafton campuses

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) released its Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on Sept. 30, breaking down reported instances of crime in 2016 on each Tufts campus. Reported cases of crime increased on the Boston Health Sciences campuses. On the Medford/Somerville campus, reported cases of rape decreased and fondling […]


Tobacco Free initiative to survey Tufts community

Tufts Tobacco Free, a campus initiative that is looking to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, plans to survey the Tufts community about its proposed tobacco ban, according to Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health and faculty consultant for Tufts Tobacco Free. The idea for the initiative was conceived four years ago in an Introduction to Community […]


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