Tracing Tufts’ history in housing

The quality and quantity of residence halls are a subject of frequent controversy at Tufts. The chaotic housing placement system, the ongoing housing crisis, the recent acquisition of former fraternity and sorority houses in a half-hearted response to said crisis, the conspicuous renovations of Miller and Houston Halls and the controversial introduction of tiered housing […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 1

On Feb. 24 at 2:45 p.m., a staff member reported to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) that their university laptop was stolen in California. The victim also reported the incident to the local police in the district where it was stolen. On Feb. 26 at 7:20 p.m., TUPD joined the Tufts Emergency Medical Services […]

Funding Our Future: The Tufts pyramid scheme

Tiered housing is a hot topic on campus; that’s not news to anyone at Tufts. Before Tufts adopted the system this past fall, it had been widely criticized by organizations like the Tufts Housing League as inherently unjust. Since the policy’s adoption, it has been written about, debated and discussed. Just two weeks ago, the […]

Jumbo Exchange: Residential experience

It is often said “to every bird, his own nest is beautiful.” It might be obvious to many people that what kind of house or room you live in is really important. Your home would be where you can fully relax and perhaps where you spend the most of your time for eating, school work and […]

ResLife to restructure staffing in central office, RA roles

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) will be restructured for the next academic year, with new positions both in ResLife’s central office and in dorms throughout campus. According to ResLife Director Yolanda King, the office will have an an associate director of housing operations, an associate director of residential education, three assistant directors, an […]

Former Resident Assistants discuss benefits, flaws in ResLife-RA relationship

A first-year student’s Resident Assistant (RA) might be one of the first members of the Tufts community they meet when they arrive on campus. Assigned to a particular dorm and floor, RAs organize and facilitate community-wide activities and programs while also ensuring the safety of their residents, according to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) website.  […]

Two new ARDs hired mid-semester amid ResLife system transition

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) finished its process of hiring two more Area Residence Directors (ARDs) earlier this month. According to Director of ResLife Yolanda King, the two new ARDs are Donisha Thaxton for Area Four (Lewis Hall and South Hall) and Mohamed Barakat for Area Two (Carmichael Hall, Wilson House, Wren Hall, Carpenter House, Metcalf […]

ResLife faces staffing issues, adjusts to second year of restructured system

The Area Residence Director (ARD) system implemented last year by the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has run into staffing issues as it transitions away from the former Residence Hall Directors system. Under the new system, four full-time ARDs have replaced 10 part-time Residence Directors (RD), according to Director of ResLife Yolanda King “This is […]