Lawrence Memorial Hospital closes emergency room, extends urgent care hours

MelroseWakefield Healthcare announced that it will be closing the emergency room at Medford’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) but extending the hours of the hospital’s urgent care services, according to an email sent to LMH staff by MelroseWakefield CEO Sue Sandberg. While LMH serves students treated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS), the closure will not affect TEMS procedure, […]


Police Briefs — Week of Dec. 3

Jumbos On Nov. 26 at 6:25 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Tousey House, located at 14 Edison Avenue. The alarm went off due to a graduate student using a microwave that was said to be broken. Medford Fire Department ventilated the area and reset the fire panel. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) and Facilities Services were notified about the […]


Out on the Town: Walks

With finals season on the horizon, many of us here at Tufts may feel overwhelmed by our workloads. I, for one, am a ball of stress this time of year, and so I’m always looking for ways to decompress between work sessions. Over the course of the semester, I’ve walked in a few different directions from […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 26

Stair down On Nov. 17 at 12:02 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an on-campus call at Bush Hall, where a student had fallen down the stairs and struck their head. The student was found to be drinking, evaluated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services and then transported to the hospital for further care. No smoke without […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 12

Time of kneed On Nov. 6 at 3:41 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a minor medical injury at the Mayer Campus Center. A student slipped and fell down the stairs, causing their knee to dislocate. The student said they had recurring issues with their knee and was transported to the hospital for […]


Police Briefs — Week of Nov. 5

Express yourself On Oct. 31 at 3:15 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report of suspicious behavior. A student had attended a university event earlier in the day for community members to discuss the future of the Confucius Institute at Tufts. The student expressed their views in favor of the institute, while another […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 29

Isn’t it meta? On Oct. 22 at 11:54 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of approximately 65 students who had congregated on the Academic Quad outside of Ballou Hall to protest Tufts’ new protest policy. TUPD monitored the activity of the protest until the students dispersed. After the protest, TUPD removed a banner attached to […]


Pretty Lawns and Gardens: Medford’s proposed bag ban does not go far enough

An Oct. 17 Daily article reported that Medford will likely be joining neighboring municipalities in implementing a partial plastic bag ban, affecting “thin film” plastic bags, by the end of the year. I’m always excited when a state or municipality takes the initiative to protect our environment, but in Medford’s case, I’m disappointed. Though it […]


Police Briefs — Week of Oct. 22

Stay in your lane On Oct. 15 at 11:12 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report from a student who had woken up in considerable pain. The student said they had been riding their bike on Boston Avenue around 1 a.m. when the bike’s pedal became detached. While attempting to reattach the pedal […]


Student volunteer organizations highlight LCS’ impact before 60th anniversary celebration

In 1958, a handful of Tufts students under the then-small organization, Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), volunteered at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, Mass. Sixty years later, LCS now has more than 1,000 student volunteers, spread across more than 30 different groups, who amassed a total of 24,000 service hours in the 2017–18 academic year mentoring children, teaching […]


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