After 6 months, no agreements on key issues in dining worker contract talks

Representatives from Tufts and negotiators from UNITE HERE Local 26, the union that represents Tufts dining workers, met yesterday morning at 200 Boston Ave. for the 11th time since talks began in August. After four hours of discussion, an agreement on key issues such as wages and temporary contracts had yet to be reached, according to representatives from the union and the […]

Nadine Aubry named as new university provost

Tufts has appointed Nadine Aubry as the university’s next provost and senior vice president. Aubry will begin as provost on July 1, according to a university press release provided to the Daily. “I am deeply honored and extremely excited to be named the next provost of Tufts, a premier university with superb students, prominent faculty, dedicated staff, and […]

Tufts club basketball is a slam dunk among students

Tufts offers athletic outlets for just about everyone, from varsity football to its renowned Harry Potter-inspired quidditch team. Until this semester, however, a club basketball program remained mysteriously absent from campus. Thanks to the efforts of senior Jordan Kemp, the gap is about to be filled. Although Tufts club basketball’s official recognition remains pending, the program […]

Op-ed: Hescott’s Army

At commencement, the head of the Board of Trustees Peter Dolan stated that Tufts is a student-focused research institution. On the same day, the Board of Trustees denied tenure to beloved computer science (CS) Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, winner of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising (2012), the Graduate Student […]

Tobacco Free initiative to survey Tufts community

Tufts Tobacco Free, a campus initiative that is looking to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, plans to survey the Tufts community about its proposed tobacco ban, according to Jennifer Allen, a professor of community health and faculty consultant for Tufts Tobacco Free. The idea for the initiative was conceived four years ago in an Introduction to Community […]

The Noor Ensemble celebrates al-mawlid al-nawabi

The Noor Ensemble’s lead singer, Abdou Adam, only had to sing two words last Saturday at his concert before the rest of the audience joined in. Even when the band tried to accompany them with instruments, the audience took over once again, setting their own pace: “Wa salaat wa salaam ala nabii,” meaning “prayers and […]

Northeastern joins Tufts, other area colleges in arming campus police

Northeastern University became the fifth Boston-area university to allow its campus police officers to work with semiautomatic rifles last December, following a similar policy that has been in place at Tufts since 2008. According to Deputy Director of Public Safety Leon Romprey, all sworn Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers have been trained to use semiautomatic rifles, also known as patrol […]

What’s up this weekend

Looking to make your weekend artsy? Check out these events! Major: Undecided’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular!: Major: Undecided is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a spectacular, alumni-filled extravaganza of comedy. The event calls viewers to “Help us celebrate 10 years of comedy as you enjoy our very own alumni groups King Quail and Men of the […]