Tufts janitor fired after taking pregnancy leave

When Luz Rosello came to the Medford campus as a part-time janitor in November 2017, she was expecting more job security and opportunity. Previously a temporary, on-call janitor on Tufts’ Boston campus, Rosello finally had a permanent job. In February 2018, she was greeted with another bit of happy news: She was pregnant. Yet, telling […]


Op-Ed: Students demand that Tufts #HaltTheHike

Dear Students and Families of Tufts University, On April 16, Tufts sent an email to students and families announcing a 3.8% increase in tuition for next year, meaning tuition and associated expenses, including books and personal expenses, will total  $73,818. Year after year, we have seen this cost increase, and if these trends continue, first-years […]


TCU Senate passes resolution calling for due process in Professor Abowd’s contract renewal

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened in a packed Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night, passing a resolution calling for “an open and just renewal process” for American Studies Professor Thomas Abowd’s contract as well as academic freedom and an intimidation-free workplace. The TCU Senate also discussed the social networking app Raftr with founder […]


Foster not chosen for Trustee ballot, student activists disappointed

Nathan Foster (LA ‘18) ended his campaign for an alumni trustee seat on the Tufts University Board of Trustees on Dec. 18, after not being selected for the ballot by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. “While I respect this decision, it just shows the need for real democratic reforms,” Foster said in […]


2014–2018: Four years in review

The Class of 2018 saw four years on the Hill with changes to university policy and staff, impressive athletic feats and several successful campaigns of political activism. To celebrate the graduating class, the Daily has looked back and highlighted their most memorable events, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2014–2015 The Class of 2018’s first year on the Hill was characterized as a […]


Editorial: Anita Posadas’ mistreatment represents glaring failure of university

The testimony of Anita Posadas will shock many on this campus. The underlying message of her testimony, however, is that she is only an anecdote of a larger unpleasant narrative. Over the last few years, the restructuring of janitorial services has reduced the number of staff cleaning individual buildings and led to overwork. In December 2015, former Tufts janitor […]


Students, faculty rally in support of a contract for part-time faculty

This morning, Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) led a march of around 25 students from the Res Quad to 200 Boston Ave., where negotiations are taking place between administrators and part-time lecturers to renew their collective bargaining agreement. Once outside the building, part-time lecturers on the bargaining committee took a break from the meeting to join and address […]


Negotiations between part-time faculty, administration in standstill

Negotiations between adjunct faculty and the Tufts administration appear to have reached a stalemate. According to Andy Klatt, a part-time professor in the Department of Romance Languages and a member of the faculty’s bargaining committee, the bargaining agreement was originally set to expire on June 30, but a series of disagreements between the negotiating parties have pushed […]


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


Editorial: Students should support all university workers

Most students on campus know Idah Duche, a cashier at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run who always makes an effort to greet students warmly and even seems to have learned hundreds of students’ names. She was rightly acknowledged by University President Anthony Monaco at Senior Dinner this year for her friendliness and was even featured in a Facebook […]


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