Students rally in support of sexual assault survivors

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. About 50 students and university staff and faculty gathered for a “Survivor Speak Out” rally yesterday in front of the Goddard Chapel. The event was sponsored by Action for Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP) and Tufts Student Action (TSA). Students congregated around the cannon, painted with “We Believe Survivors,” to bring […]


Tufts Housing League hosts community block party, argues against tiered housing system

Around 100 people attended a community block party at Nathan Tufts Park on Sunday. The block party, hosted by Tufts Housing League (THL), along with Tufts Progressive Alliance (TPA) and Tufts Student Action (TSA), sought to bring together Tufts students and residents of Medford and Somerville to discuss a housing situation on campus that has become a source of increasing […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 1: Expansion, investment and the making of an elite institution

Tufts may not have the university name recognition of its world-renowned neighbors in Cambridge, but it is widely considered an elite institution, well-known for providing a high quality undergraduate education and for conducting world-class research amongst its students and faculty. In 2018, Tufts was ranked the 29th best university in the country according to U.S. […]


Tufts publishes previously unavailable data on economic diversity

Tufts’ Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation (OIRE) recently published previously unavailable data on economic diversity of Tufts’ student body, according to senior and TCU Senate Trustee Representative Nathan Foster. Foster noted that the data on Tufts’ economic diversity was first released to TCU Senate at Foster’s request and then was released to the general public.  […]


Tufts Student Action holds rally to protest tuition hike

On the afternoon of Monday, April 2, about 20 students gathered on the lower patio of the Mayer Campus Center as part of a rally to protest the raise in tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year. The tuition increase was announced in a March 29 email from James Glaser, Dean of the School of Arts and […]


Town hall on budget transparency adds to financial conversation

University administrators addressed a crowd of around 100 people at a Budget Transparency Town Hall on Tuesday, hosted by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and Tufts Student Action (TSA). The event, intended to start a discussion about the Tufts budget as well as current debt in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineeering (AS&E), included an […]


Op-Ed: Tufts: Low income students need not apply

Last academic year The New York Times published an article showing that 77 percent of students at Tufts come from the top 20 percent. That means that most students come from families making at least $100,000 per year, which is $40,000 more than the median national household. Though the economic disparity at Tufts is stark, those from […]


Op-Ed: Higher education: a profit-driven gateway leaving poor students in the dust

Young people in this country are in a moment of crisis, and have been for some time, but no one is talking about it. Meanwhile, big banks and loan corporations like Wells Fargo, Sallie Mae, SunTrust and U.S. Bank are making money off students’ need and desire to get an education. Corporations and the top […]


Tufts administrators explain tuition increases for next academic year

Tuition and fees for undergraduates for the 2017–2018 academic year will be $68,372, a 3.61 percent increase from last year’s $65,996. This projected cost, which does not include books and personal expenses, was announced in an email sent out on March 10 from Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of Engineering Jianmin Qu. […]


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