Tufts University

Scout Archives: Tufts Students Push For Sanctuary Campus Designation

For these last days of June we’re going to share our favorite stories and pictures from Scout’s decade of local reporting. We need you to share those stories alongside your favorites. And then we need you to stand for Scout by becoming a member. Here’s a look back to January 3rd, 2017. — Donald Trump’s hateful […]



The Somerville Museum presents: Faith in a City, Showcasing local religious music

Please join us at Tufts University’s Distler Performance Hall at the Granoff Music Center for a “Faith in a City” community concert presented by the Somerville Museum! “Faith in a City” is a project exploring religion in Somerville through music, photography, interviews and history as a way of better understanding our community. The focus is […]


Groundwork Somerville Taps into New England Heritage

The sap was flowing on Tufts University’s campus in late January, where more than a hundred people gathered for Groundwork Somerville’s first tree tapping of the year.  Children took turns slowly drilling into the trees, hammering small spiles into the bark, and tasting droplets of sap, while program leaders explained how to identify and tap […]





Labor Trouble Déjà Vu for Tufts University

Additional reporting by Emily Hopkins. A labor dispute at Tufts University. The custodial staff on one side, battling cuts. On the other side, the administration, arguing that they’re keeping costs low, and a private company, waiting to scoop up business that used to fall under the university’s jurisdiction. Sound familiar? It should. It happened in […]


Tufts Hunger Strike Continues After Second Meeting with Administration

Students in the Tufts Labor Coalition met today with university administrators to discuss possible cuts to custodial staff that the TLC has been protesting for months. According to a statement released by the workers’ rights group, the university put forward an alternative proposal, but no decision was reached. In the meantime, five students who began […]