Students, community members protest campus housing policies

Roughly 200 students, faculty and area residents attended a walk out and campus march Thursday to protest the university’s tiered housing system and to call for the construction of a new high-capacity dorm on campus. Nathan Krinsky, a co-founder of Tufts Housing League (THL), said that THL and Tufts Student Action (TSA), who co-hosted the […]

Students, faculty react to OCR’s decision to re-open Rutgers case

Tufts students and faculty responded this week to a Department of Education (DOE) decision to reopen a case filed against Rutgers University by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) in April 2011. According to a New York Times story about the matter published on Sept. 11, the organization claimed that the previous administration, in closing the case, had […]

Financial Aid Student Advisory Board set to convene, continue dialogue on transparency

The Financial Aid Student Advisory Board (FASAB) met yesterday for the first time this academic year to provide feedback and input to the financial aid office on its communication and outreach efforts. The board was reinstated in January 2017; it had existed in the past and disbanded over five years ago, according to Director of Financial Aid Patricia Reilly. […]

Students and faculty continue indigenous peoples initiatives, promote acknowledgment of indigenous history

Although the Indigenous Peoples Day celebration at Tufts took place on Oct. 9, the momentum for continued action and recognition of indigenous history continues among the indigenous students, professors and allies at Tufts. Tufts Community Union (TCU) President Benya Kraus, TCU Vice President Anna Del Castillo and junior Parker Breza are part of the Tufts Indigenous Peoples […]

Tufts Technology Services looks to publicize, clarify preferred name-change process online

Tufts announced that students on all campuses can change their name in various online Tufts systems, such as Student Information System (SIS) and Trunk, according to a Jumbo Digest email sent out Feb. 26. Students can change their preferred name for most online systems through SIS, which also updates class rosters, according to the Tufts Technology Services […]

Tufts administrators explain tuition increases for next academic year

Tuition and fees for undergraduates for the 2017–2018 academic year will be $68,372, a 3.61 percent increase from last year’s $65,996. This projected cost, which does not include books and personal expenses, was announced in an email sent out on March 10 from Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of Engineering Jianmin Qu. […]

Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]

When the wealthy are the majority: socioeconomic disparity at Tufts

On Jan. 18, the New York Times published an article titled “Some Colleges Have More Students from the Top 1 Percent than the Bottom 60,” in which Tufts University was ranked 10th in the United States on the list of colleges with the highest wealth disparities. The Times piece showed that this lack of diversity […]

TCU Senate discusses resolution on DAPL in weekly meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose Room to discuss a resolution and supplementary funding requests. TCU President Gauri Seth, a senior, started the meeting by briefly discussing the Turkey Shuttle, which will run from the Mayer Campus Center to Logan Airport and South Station to provide transportation […]

Tufts Student Action releases HaltTheHike demands following tuition increase announcement

Tufts Student Action (TSA)’s #HaltTheHike campaign released a list of demands on Nov. 1, calling for a halt in tuition increases, greater financial transparency and better financial aid resources. According to TSA member Parker Breza, the group is responding to the 3.6 percent increase in tuition that was announced in an email sent out in April by Dean of […]