Editorial: Raising the roof: Medford and Somerville’s role in the housing crisis

Debate over what to do about housing shortages at Tufts often centers around actions that can be taken by the university. However, the cities of Medford and Somerville can play an important role in helping alleviate problems for their residents and the university. It is important to note that the “spillover” of students from Tufts into […]


Limited space puts incoming students in overflow housing

On-campus housing has approached maximum capacity this semester, putting many first-year and transfer students in overflow housing and nontraditional first-year housing. Yolanda King, Director of the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), said there are currently 12 available beds on campus, most of which are in open spots in campus doubles. Because of this limited availability, there is very little flexibility for […]


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We were extremely disappointed to read the large number of errors, inaccuracies and misrepresentations in an article characterizing Tufts Medical Center’s relationship with the Chinatown community (“Boston Chinatown’s gentrification linked historically to Tufts Medical Center’s expansion,” published Dec. 3, 2014). The article presents outdated information as if it was current, confuses actions […]


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