Police Briefs — Week of March 25

One way to make a splash On March 14 at 12:11 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of a chemical spill at 200 Boston Ave. An individual splashed ethidium bromide on their face and clothing. However, they were able to wipe away the chemical with minimal skin exposure. The individual signed a medical refusal. […]

Editorial: A response to the President’s letter on the Sackler family

How many people have to die before Tufts cuts ties with the Sackler family? Is 50,000 nationwide too many? How about 2,000 in Massachusetts? Seventeen in Medford? Sixteen in Somerville? President Monaco’s email stated that Tufts will investigate whether “we adhered to our policies and if our policies adopted best practices with respect to academic and research integrity […]

Alumni Q&A: Wilnelia Rivera Part II

The Tufts Daily (TD): After Tufts, you got into politics. How did that start? Wilnelia Rivera (WR): I actually started off as a union organizer with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). What made that a unique experience, and what also made it political, was that it was a multifaceted organizing campaign that I was […]

Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community. Tufts has a long-standing relationship with the Sackler […]

Op-Ed: From nightmare neighbor to courteous campus: the fight for a fair PILOT

It’s widely accepted that Tufts students live in something of a bubble — between homework, midterms, clubs, sports, internships or jobs, it’s easy to forget that a whole world exists beyond our idyllic life on the hill. But Tufts is, in fact, part of a larger ecosystem, affecting our Medford and Somerville neighbors and the […]

Somerville groups push for more payments from Tufts

As Tufts and Somerville negotiate a new partnership agreement, activists are pressuring the university to offer more robust financial contributions to its host communities. Two dozen community, labor and student groups signed a letter urging University President Anthony Monaco to “bargain in good faith” with Somerville. Tufts’ partnership agreements with both Medford and Somerville — which include […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 11

A real scooter to the ankle On March 8 at 11:15 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a report of larceny in Lewis Hall. TUPD was notified by a student that their Razor scooter, which has orange wheels, had been taken from a common area. The student left the scooter in the common area half […]

Police Briefs — Week of March 4

Chem fatale On Feb. 28 at 9:53 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a chemical spill and minor injury at Pearson Chemistry Laboratory. A student accidentally splashed methylene chloride on their face and immediately afterwards washed the chemical compound off using the eye wash station. The student signed a medical refusal. Mr. Toad’s […]

Police Briefs — Week of Feb. 25

HIIT and run On Feb. 18 at 11:33 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from a temporary employee that their vehicle had been damaged in Cousens Parking Lot. The temporary employee noticed the damage to their vehicle after leaving the gym. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the damage occurred prior […]

Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 18

Get Well(esley) soon On Feb. 9 at 12:54 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a medical call from Hill Hall regarding an intoxicated Wellesley College student. Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) administered care for the student, and they were transported to the hospital for further treatment. TUPD notified the Wellesley College Police Department. […]