Amazon announces expansion into Medford

Retail giant Amazon will continue its investment in the Boston area by opening a new office space in Medford. The company announced plans to move into a 50,000-square-foot facility near Wellington Station on the Orange Line, which is roughly two miles east of Tufts campus, this spring. An Amazon spokesperson told the Daily that this […]

Police Briefs — Week of April 15

On April 9 at 2:22 p.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report from a student in Latin Way that between 12 a.m. and 9 a.m., someone had stolen leftover food from their suite’s fridge. The individual gained access to the suite through the front door, which was propped open due to a broken […]

Police Briefs — Week of April 8

It has been brought to our attention that some of the subheadings in last week’s police briefs made light of situations involving assault and vandalism. The Tufts Daily regrets publishing these comments and any distress that they may have caused. We would also like to thank the members of the student body that brought this […]

Lawmakers try again after Monaco-led lobbyists help sink Somerville transparency bill

State Representative Christine Barber has refiled legislation in the current session of the Massachusetts House of Representatives that would allow the City of Somerville to compel Tufts University to provide an institutional master plan outlining its development objectives, after the previous version died in committee without getting a floor vote in spring of 2017. Tufts’ trade group, the Association of Independent […]

Tufts Housing League meets with local mayors

Members of the Tufts Housing League (THL) recently met with the mayors of Medford and Somerville to discuss the impact of Tufts’ housing policies on their respective cities. Both meetings took place in the last week of February, and the university was uninvolved in the meetings, according to THL member and senior Nate Krinsky. THL hopes to meet with […]

Police Briefs — Week of April 1

Smoke out of turn On March 29 at 5:11 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a fire alarm at Houston Hall. TUPD noticed black smoke billowing out of an air pipe from the construction site. A building generator which was not operating properly was identified as the cause of the fire alarm. The Medford Fire Department […]

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 […]