Op-Ed: Greek life: A year in review

The 2017–2018 academic year saw Greek life at Tufts make strong progress through ups and downs as it continued to push forward on its mission of being a more productive part of our community. Greek organizations worked hard throughout the year, undergoing hours of training, reforms to new member processes and social events, and, in the […]

University resolution sanctions Greek life organizations

A message released this morning has announced the results of the investigation into the Theta Delta Chi, Zeta Psi and Delta Upsilon fraternities, as well as the Chi Omega sorority, signaling the completion of the more-than-one-year-long investigation of nine Greek organizations at Tufts. Theta Delta Chi, also known as 123, will have its charter revoked […]

Theta Chi leaders move toward reform after cease-and-desist order ends

The cease-and-desist order was lifted for Theta Chi on Oct. 7, according to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) website. Theta Chi was found guilty of hazing and sexual harassment, and as a result, the fraternity will be on disciplinary probation until October 2019; however, the fraternity will be able to recruit new members in spring 2018, […]

Four Greek life groups regain ability to recruit after cease and desist orders lifted

Disclaimer: Luke Murphy is a current columnist at the Tufts Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this story. Last week, Delta Tau Delta (DTD), Pi Rho Omega, Alpha Phi and Chi Omega were able to recruit new members for the first time since fall 2016, after their cease and desist […]

Murphy’s Law: We need less empathy

In our current political climate, many issues caused by identity politics stem from empathy. On this topic, Yale Psychology Professor Paul Bloom explains the dangers of empathetic decision-making in “Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion” (2016). Firstly, empathy is identifying with the emotional state of another person; being in someone else’s shoes. It is not […]

Murphy’s Law: At Tufts, capitalism is intellectual diversity

In response to a recent call to move “beyond capitalism” in the economics department at Tufts, I think it is important to remind ourselves that any academic department’s mission is to teach students to apply the tenets of its field to complex problems and their future careers, not to obsess over fighting Donald Trump. Before […]

Students protest Greek life at fraternity information session

A group of students gathered in Remis Sculpture Court last night to protest the Tufts Fraternities Informational Event hosted by the Tufts Interfraternity Council (IFC). The event featured members of several fraternities who spoke with students about Greek life, according to IFC Recruitment and Philanthropy Chair Luke Murphy. Only two of the fraternities present — Zeta Beta Tau and ATO […]

Students discuss perks, difficulties of working for university calling center

Despite the prominent advertisements aimed at recruiting students to join Tufts Telefund, many students are unfamiliar with how the organization works. Tufts Telefund Manager Justin Levin said that Telefund works with the university to fund different aspects of student life, including financial aid, clubs and sports teams. The organization does so by hiring undergraduate or graduate students to call alumni, as well as […]