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 […]

Editorial: Tufts should draw down certain marijuana restrictions

As the opioid crisis ravages the country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clamped down on marijuana. The marijuana debate is still very nuanced and contentious, and federal regulations aren’t expected to change for now. Currently marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. However, Massachusetts, along with 28 other states and the District of Columbia, has […]

Tufts responds to new medical marijuana home delivery services

Several medical marijuana dispensaries in Greater Boston are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) to conduct home deliveries. These dispensaries include SAGENATURALS of Cambridge, Patriot Care of Boston and Lowell and Garden Remedies of Newton. Leane Mysliwy, assistant manager of Garden Remedies, said that the dispensary’s recent launch of home deliveries in late September was met […]

Public Safety’s SafeRide Services to utilize Uber-like mobile app

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES) is implementing a mobile application for its SafeRide Services program this April, which will allow students, faculty and staff members to request rides from a campus security officer or a police officer, using a smartphone. Kevin Maguire, director of the DPES, explained that users will be able to request a safe ride using iOS or Android mobile devices […]

Northeastern joins Tufts, other area colleges in arming campus police

Northeastern University became the fifth Boston-area university to allow its campus police officers to work with semiautomatic rifles last December, following a similar policy that has been in place at Tufts since 2008. According to Deputy Director of Public Safety Leon Romprey, all sworn Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers have been trained to use semiautomatic rifles, also known as patrol […]