Hanukkah lighting ceremony reflects on Jewish identity, antisemitism

Around 60 students on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus welcomed a rainy first night of Hanukkah at the Mayer Campus Center Sunday in a candle-lighting service that was as much about the holiday as about American Jewish identity in the wake of the recent rise in antisemitism. The ceremony, a 15-year-old outreach initiative by the Rohr Chabad […]

The Rez opens after week-long closure due to Campus Center plumbing issues

The Rez, the student-run café located in the Mayer Campus Center, was closed from Sept. 21–27 due to plumbing issues in the Campus Center, according to Bryce Terman, the financial manager for the Rez.  Terman, a senior, discovered the problem at the end of his Sept. 20 shift. When counting out the daily revenue, he found […]

Car crash prompts temporary power outage on lower campus

A vehicle collided with electrical generators beside Pearson Chemical Laboratory late Wednesday night, according to Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. Collins added that the driver was not injured. The accident prompted a temporary shutdown of power to the Somerville side of the Tufts campus and an evacuation of the Mayer Campus Center. The […]

Candidates running for Senate, CSL discuss platforms at ECOM forum

The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) hosted a candidates’ forum last night in Braker 001 to provide a space for open discussion for the four candidates running for positions on the Committee on Student Life (CSL), Class of 2020 Senator seats and one First-Generation (First Gen) Community Representative Senate Seats.  The official list of candidates for this […]

Student activism leads the push for gender-neutral bathrooms

Gender-neutral bathrooms are being installed in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers and in the Mayer Campus Center by the Department of Campus Planning, in accordance with the LGBT Center student demands, according to sophomore Shannon Lee, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Diversity & Community Affairs Officer.  There is no set date for these installations, though coordinations with janitorial staff […]

Police Briefs: Week of 10/16

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Disclaimer: We know this brief is a conflict of interest, but we really didn’t like losing our camera. On Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m., a student reported multiple incidents relating to the Tufts Daily. The first was a report of a missing Nikon D7000 camera that was last seen […]

Thoughts From Places: Outside the Campus Center

Over the past week, vendors have set up shop outside the Mayer Campus Center and sold antiques on at least two occasions. From Royal typewriters of the Kennedy era to torn-but-true leather jackets that could have been right out of Michael Jackson’s “Bad” (1987) music video, there was a definite romanticization of antiquity on display. It […]

Op-Ed: Class of 2021: Believe in One Another

My Facebook album from my first year at Tufts was entitled “Name, Hometown, Major” as a tribute to what were the most socially exhausting two weeks of my college career. I’m happy to say that the social exhaustion has lessened and that you will now find me cuddling with my housemates, watching Wes Anderson movies […]

Police Briefs – April 7

Crash Course The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of a motor vehicle accident on campus at 6:14 p.m. on March 30. A bicycle rider had collided with a parked car when someone in the car opened the rear passenger door. Both sides exchanged information to reach an agreement on payment of any property […]

Tufts by Numbers: A hunt for study space

Weekday evenings between 4 p.m and 10 p.m are rush hour for study territory on campus. Where to go to inspire prime productivity is at the height of most students’ needs from Sunday night to Thursday night. The Mayer Campus Center and Tisch Library serve as the two prime central study spaces for Tufts’ undergraduates. But, […]