Activism at Tufts: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editor’s Notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Part I Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a 5-day hunger strike to protest the university’s plans to lay off […]


TCA hosts climate rally in conjunction with Boston’s March for Science

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) hosted the ‘Rally for Climate Justice’ on Mayer Campus Center Lower Patio on Saturday, in part to urge the university to divest its direct holding in the fossil fuel industry. The rally took place on the same day as the March for Science in Boston, which was part of a series of […]


Activism at Tufts Part I: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editors notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. This is the first segment of a four-part series exploring the past, present and future of activism at Tufts. Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a five-day […]


TCA members meet with Monaco to discuss sustainability initiatives

Three members of Tufts Climate Action (TCA) met with university administrators and faculty members on Oct. 20 in Ballou Hall to discuss alternative tactics to divestment for promoting sustainability on campus. The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations University President Anthony Monaco laid out in his 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, as well as how Tufts plans to […]


Board of Trustees rejects divestment again following meeting with pro-divestment students, faculty members

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) member Shana Gallagher represented the student divestment campaign at a meeting with the executive committee of the University Board of Trustees on Oct. 13 to discuss the May 6 faculty resolution that advocated for Tufts to divest a portion of their endowment from fossil fuel companies. They were joined by two […]


TUSC Seniors announces first Senior Night replacing ‘Senior Pub Night’

The first Senior Night of the year will be held on Oct. 20, according to Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) Seniors, also known as the Senior Class Council, which is the group responsible for organizing Senior Nights. The event, titled “Senior Oktoberfest,” will take place on the President’s Lawn, and tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. […]


“Senior Pub Night” cancelled, Senior Night to take new form

The Office for Campus Life (OCL) has discontinued the practice of transporting students to a nightclub in Boston for Senior Night, colloquially known as “Senior Pub Night,” in response to disruptive behavior at past events. According to the Senior Class Council, also known as Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) Seniors, the claims that Senior Night itself has been cancelled […]


Tufts Climate Action holds Reality Week alongside UN climate change conference

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) held its first Reality Week, a series of events focusing on the climate crisis and climate justice, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4 amid United Nations (UN) climate negotiations between world leaders in Paris. Reality Week included a panel discussion, a screening of a climate documentary and daily opportunities for people to sign a divestment […]


Tufts Climate Action calls for fossil fuel divestment outside Board of Trustees meeting

Student members of Tufts Climate Action (TCA) gathered outside Ballou Hall during a Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday afternoon to protest Tufts’ investments in fossil fuels. The group’s primary goals were to meet members of the Board of Trustees as they left the building and to distribute letters explaining their cause, according to TCA member Shana Gallagher. Gallagher, a […]


Two Tufts Climate Action students get reduced probation after appeal

Disciplinary action against two Tufts Climate Action (TCA) members for their involvement in the sit-in protest in University President Anthony Monaco’s office last April was reduced following an appeal hearing last Friday. The hearing was an appeal against the Disciplinary Probation Level II punishment that TCA members Shana Gallagher, a junior, and Dylan Carlson, a sophomore, had received for the Ballou Hall sit-in, resulting in a reduced punishment of […]


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