Sack Sackler calls on Tufts to cut ties with Sackler family

Students and alumni recently formed Sack Sackler, a new student group calling for Tufts to cut its ties with the Sackler family. The group held a meeting on April 3 to begin discussing plans. As part of its ongoing efforts, the group also staged a speak-out at the Cannon on Tuesday evening for members of the […]


Op-Ed: Transparency, Part 2: The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees has wide-ranging powers, from deciding the new buildings that will pop up on campus, to establishing new academic programs, to selecting our university’s president. Yet, we don’t know much about them and rarely hear directly from them. The student body’s only points of contact with the board are three undergraduate trustee […]


Tufts responds to allegations filed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts against Sackler, Purdue Pharma

Tufts responded to allegations submitted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in court documents filed against the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma on Jan. 31. This follows reports that Tufts’ relationship with Purdue Pharma influenced its schools, research and degree programs, according to a Jan. 15 memorandum filed by the Attorney General’s office in the Massachusetts Superior […]


4 candidates campaign in Trustee Election, university works to boost turnout

The Tufts University Alumni Association sent ballots for two open Alumni Trustee seats on the Tufts University Board of Trustees as well as nine open seats on the Tufts University Alumni Council to Tufts alumni by email last Thursday. The voting period will end March 31 and results of the election will be announced at the Alumni Council meeting […]


Foster not chosen for Trustee ballot, student activists disappointed

Nathan Foster (LA ‘18) ended his campaign for an alumni trustee seat on the Tufts University Board of Trustees on Dec. 18, after not being selected for the ballot by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. “While I respect this decision, it just shows the need for real democratic reforms,” Foster said in […]


Senate meets with Dean of Student Affairs, hears supplementary funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to have a discussion with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, hear supplementary funding appeals, announce upcoming resolutions and hear committee updates. TCU President Jacqueline Chen, a senior, started the meeting by introducing McMahon for a discussion with the […]


Alumnus Nathan Foster launches trustee campaign rooted in advocacy, accessibility

Nathan Foster (LA ’18) recently launched a campaign to become an alumni trustee. If elected, Foster would be the most recent Tufts graduate to sit on the Board of Trustees — among the current alumni trustee representatives, the most recent graduate did so in 2001. Foster’s campaign platform draws from his experience last year as a trustee representative. […]


TCU Senate recap: A year in resolutions

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a number of resolutions addressing issues from senator compensation to gender-inclusive restrooms. Next year’s TCU President will be rising senior Jacqueline Chen. Following the presidential election on April 26th in which Chen defeated rising senior Adam Rapfogel, the TCU Senate held internal elections to select […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 3: Budget transparency and the push for need-blind admissions

This is part three in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As the university’s deficit persists and spending increases, students have become increasingly frustrated at the university’s lack of budget transparency. Elizabeth Dossett, a junior and a member of Tufts Student Action (TSA), said that if Tufts is using the deficit as an excuse not […]


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