Editorial: A response to the President’s letter on the Sackler family

How many people have to die before Tufts cuts ties with the Sackler family? Is 50,000 nationwide too many? How about 2,000 in Massachusetts? Seventeen in Medford? Sixteen in Somerville? President Monaco’s email stated that Tufts will investigate whether “we adhered to our policies and if our policies adopted best practices with respect to academic and research integrity […]

Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community. Tufts has a long-standing relationship with the Sackler […]

Op-Ed: From nightmare neighbor to courteous campus: the fight for a fair PILOT

It’s widely accepted that Tufts students live in something of a bubble — between homework, midterms, clubs, sports, internships or jobs, it’s easy to forget that a whole world exists beyond our idyllic life on the hill. But Tufts is, in fact, part of a larger ecosystem, affecting our Medford and Somerville neighbors and the […]

Somerville groups push for more payments from Tufts

As Tufts and Somerville negotiate a new partnership agreement, activists are pressuring the university to offer more robust financial contributions to its host communities. Two dozen community, labor and student groups signed a letter urging University President Anthony Monaco to “bargain in good faith” with Somerville. Tufts’ partnership agreements with both Medford and Somerville — which include […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 11

A real scooter to the ankle On March 8 at 11:15 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of larceny in Lewis Hall. TUPD was notified by a student that their Razor scooter, which has orange wheels, had been taken from a common area. The student left the scooter in the common area half […]

SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 4

Chem fatale On Feb. 28 at 9:53 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a chemical spill and minor injury at Pearson Chemistry Laboratory. A student accidentally splashed methylene chloride on their face and immediately afterwards washed the chemical compound off using the eye wash station. The student signed a medical refusal. Mr. Toad’s […]

Police Briefs — Week of Feb. 25

HIIT and run On Feb. 18 at 11:33 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from a temporary employee that their vehicle had been damaged in Cousens Parking Lot. The temporary employee noticed the damage to their vehicle after leaving the gym. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the damage occurred prior […]

TEC Founder’s Workshop connects entrepreneurial alumni, students

The Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) hosted its Founder’s Workshop at 574 Boston Avenue on Feb. 22 to facilitate networking with speeches about the art of the pitch and lengthy question and answer sessions about fundraising strategies. The theme, “Finding the Best People & Money to Start Your Business,” attracted students of varying ages, interests and experience levels to interact […]

Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 18

Get Well(esley) soon On Feb. 9 at 12:54 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a medical call from Hill Hall regarding an intoxicated Wellesley College student. Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) administered care for the student, and they were transported to the hospital for further treatment. TUPD notified the Wellesley College Police Department. […]