Op-Ed: Tufts/Fletcher administration fell into Scaramucci’s trap: Students and faculty are smarter

The recent petition calling into question the rationale and propriety of Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment to The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Board of Advisors has generated public interest. What the petition has not generated is a clear sense of duty and responsiveness from the administration, which seems torn between inaction in the hope the concerns […]


Editorial: With Charlottesville, we must do more than just remember

The white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville is not hard to condemn. Torch-bearing individuals, as seen in VICE’s documentary, paraded through the streets yelling “Jews will not replace us.” Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters spewed veiled (and not-so veiled) threats of genocide, including David Duke championing “ethnic cleansing.” “White pride” rooted in […]


Jerry Meldon, chemical engineering professor and narco-politics author, dies at 69

Jerry H. Meldon, associate professor of chemical engineering at Tufts University, died at age 69 on July 18 after drowning while swimming in a North Carolina lake, according to a July 20 Tufts Now article.  Over his nearly four-decade tenure in Tufts’ Department of Chemical Engineering, Meldon produced and collaborated on highly-cited research into gas transport phenomena, according to […]


Reported sexual offenses increase at Tufts, according to Clery Reports

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. According to a Dec. 23 Boston Globe analysis of colleges and universities in New England, the number of reported forcible sexual offenses on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus increased from 14 in 2014 to 25 in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. The data comes from […]


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