News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]

University resolution sanctions Greek life organizations

A message released this morning has announced the results of the investigation into the Theta Delta Chi, Zeta Psi and Delta Upsilon fraternities, as well as the Chi Omega sorority, signaling the completion of the more-than-one-year-long investigation of nine Greek organizations at Tufts. Theta Delta Chi, also known as 123, will have its charter revoked […]

Police Briefs Feb. 17

Missing Money A student reported having $20 taken from their room in Carmichael Hall on Feb. 13. The student claimed to have locked their door, but after this was investigated by Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), there appeared to be an issue with the door and a Facilities Services work order was filed. Nothing else was reported missing from […]

Greek community aims to address sexual assault, behavioral problems

The Inter-Greek Council (IGC), the Greek Life Anti-Sexual Assault Initiative Task Force and the broader Greek community are working to prevent sexual assault and behavioral issues in Greek life this semester. The efforts to reform Greek life have included the hiring of sexual misconduct prevention specialist Alexandra Donovan last July, training and initiatives to ensure safer Greek social events and increased communication within […]

Somerville resident charged for alleged assault of Tufts students at Zeta Psi

Three Tufts students were allegedly assaulted by a 23-year-old Somerville resident outside the Zeta Psi fraternity house during the early morning of Oct. 3. The suspect, Jorge Palacios, is now facing charges of home invasion, assault and battery with a deadly weapon, possessing a burglarious instrument and possession of a deadly weapon. At a dangerousness hearing — in […]

JumBonnaroo successful despite last-minute venue changes

JumBonnaroo, a three-night music festival and fundraiser for Relay For Life, took place last weekend in spite of an Interfraternity Council (IFC) ban on all Greek life social events for that weekend. According to IFC President Evan Cover, the IFC instituted the ban in light of numerous alcohol-related transports the weekend leading up to JumBonnaroo at […]

Tufts Relay for Life to host spring Jumbonnaroo this weekend

 Tufts Relay for Life will host the spring Jumbonnaroo music festival at Zeta Psi, Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) and Theta Delta Chi (TDX) this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. According to Ben Silver, special events co-chair for Tufts Relay for Life and founder of Jumbonnaroo, the purpose of the music festival is to promote and raise money for Relay […]