Water-quality investigation finds safe levels of lead

No dangerous lead quantities are present in any of the residential buildings tested for water quality, according to a message set to be sent out to the Tufts community Friday morning by Tufts Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein and Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. This update comes as a follow-up to the email Stein and McMahon sent out to […]


Tufts Police Chief travels to Israel for counterterrorism seminar

On Dec. 3, Director of Public and Environmental Safety Kevin Maguire, who oversees the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) as well as the Department of Public and Environmental Safety (DPES), traveled to Israel for a nine-day National Counter-Terrorism Seminar (NCTS) along with a delegation of Massachusetts police officials, including: Somerville Police Chief David Fallon; officials from Boston University […]


Tufts Disorientation Guide content, removal spark backlash from Tufts community

The Tufts Disorientation Guide was removed from the official Tufts University Class of 2020 and 2021 Facebook pages on Sept. 3 in response to complaints received by the administration about some of the content of the guide, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts University executive director of public relations. According to a letter sent to the Tufts community by University […]


Students, faculty rally in support of a contract for part-time faculty

This morning, Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) led a march of around 25 students from the Res Quad to 200 Boston Ave., where negotiations are taking place between administrators and part-time lecturers to renew their collective bargaining agreement. Once outside the building, part-time lecturers on the bargaining committee took a break from the meeting to join and address […]


TCU Textbook Exchange saves students estimated $30,000 overall

Over 450 textbooks were sold at the first Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Textbook Exchange — over 50 percent of the textbooks TCU Senate had received, according to TCU Senate Education Committee Chair Philip Miller. He added that Tufts students spent approximately $12,000 at the exchange and saved an estimated $30,000 through the program.  The textbook exchange was open in the Mayer Campus Center from Sept. […]


Tufts removes Disorientation Guide from Facebook class pages

The Tufts Disorientation Guide for this year was removed from the official Tufts University Class of 2020 and 2021 Facebook pages on Sunday, Sept. 3 by Communications and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, according to Mickey Toogood, a communications and multimedia specialist at the dean’s office. The Disorientation Guide is a document anonymously authored […]


Tufts Dining reinstates Linda Furgala at Carmichael Dining Center

Disclaimer: Linda Furgala’s daughter is an assistant news editor at the Daily. She was not involved in the production of this article. Linda Furgala, an employee at Carmichael Dining Center who was fired during the middle of her shift last Wednesday night, told the Daily on Friday afternoon that her job has been reinstated. Furgala said […]


Monaco announces committee to assess Greek life, undergraduate climate

University President Anthony Monaco announced the appointment of a Student Life Review Committee to examine the culture of undergraduate student life on the Medford/Somerville campus in light of recently-exposed issues with the university’s Greek life system in a Dec. 22, 2016 email sent to Tufts community members. Structure and Goals of the Committee Monaco wrote in the email that the […]


Monaco releases statement pledging protection, legal counsel to undocumented students

University President Anthony Monaco released a statement yesterday titled “Supporting and Protecting our DACA and Undocumented Students,” calling for an enhancement of Tufts’ commitment to its undocumented students in the face of possible changes in federal immigration law under the coming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. In the statement, Monaco asserts that Tufts intends to resist any […]


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 […]


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