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By adamg - 4/2/20 - 10:13 am

WBUR reports the students jumped into action after Tufts Medical Center got a donation of 6,000 N95 masks that had easily snappable elastic straps. But first they had to find miles of elastic cord with which to replace the bad straps.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 2:52 pm

The state's four medical schools - at Harvard, Tufts, BU and UMass - have agreed to push their normal May graduations into April at the request of state officials, who in turn have promised an expedited licensing process for people who stay in Massachusetts, to get new doctors into the front lines of the war against Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:31 am

Tufts Daily reports on planning by the university to provide dorm rooms to hospital patients who don't need ICU-level care - and for medical professionals on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis who don't want to expose their family members to the risk of infection.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 8:16 pm

Tufts University President Tony Monaco announced tonight that students will get an extended spring break starting this weekend- and that classes will be taught online only starting March 25. Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 10:09 pm

MIT announced today it's "suspending all international travel on MIT business or with MIT programs, for all faculty, students, postdocs and staff" - and is taking a series of other steps to limit any potential Covid-19 spread, including banning all campus meetings of more than 150 people and asking MIT students and staffers who travel out of state, even just to another part of the US on spring break, to log their destinations in a confidential MIT travel registry. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:54 am

Last Thursday, Tufts University announced it would remove the Sackler name everywhere it appears on its campuses, because of the family's ties to the opioid crisis.

The next day, the president of Harvard, who was previously the president of Tufts, said nope, doing what Tufts did would be "inappropriate."

By adamg - 12/16/18 - 2:52 pm

WMFO, 91.5 FM in Medford, played two straight hours of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" this morning - including the versions by Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel and Michael Buble and Miss Piggy.

H/t Ron Newman for noticing, since here at UHub World Headquarters, we get WMLN in Milton on 91.5.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 12:34 pm
Loose elephant on Tufts University campus

Lisa Gualtieri photographically captured this freedom-seeking pachyderm this morning.

It is, of course, a statue of the college mascot, Jumbo, looking like he's making a run for it because of some construction fencing behind him. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/18 - 9:54 am

The Tufts Observer recounts the university's long history of taking opium-linked money, from donations from a member of the Cabot family to the building named after the couple who gave us OxyContin.

By adamg - 11/26/17 - 10:42 pm

Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure as White House communications director ended not long after he mused about Steve Bannon's physical flexibility, is deeply offended by a pair of columns in the Tufts Daily, enough to threaten a lawsuit if the Daily doesn't retract the columns and apologize for calling him "an unethical opportunist and who exuded the highest degree of disreputability" and "a man who makes his Twitter accessible to friends interested in giving comfort to Holocaust deniers."

By adamg - 11/16/16 - 9:29 am

The Tufts Daily reports Tufts has seen nine mumps cases since Oct. 28 and that other colleges in the area are also reporting cases of the contagious disease. Harvard, Tufts and BU had mumps outbreaks this past spring.

By adamg - 11/5/16 - 10:50 am

Tufts Daily reports on the action by members of the Tufts chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi after the national told them they couldn't accept a transgender person.

By adamg - 8/11/16 - 11:58 am

Peter Morency reports the entire Tufts campus in Medford lost power around 11:30 a.m.

By adamg - 6/29/16 - 1:06 pm

A night out on the town for four Tufts freshmen in April ended with one dead on the ground next to a Theater District garage. Now the club that let them reserve a table and share bottles of champagne and vodka has been hit with suspensions lasting more than a year for that and two other incidents involving underage drinkers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/16 - 8:23 am

The city of Somerville issued an alert shortly after 8 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 3/25/16 - 9:00 am

The Crimson reports a total of 16 confirmed mumps cases at Harvard, with some cases now also reported at Tufts and BU.

By adamg - 10/1/15 - 5:06 pm

When James Witkowski, 42, was sentenced to 18 months in jail last summer for violating the terms of an assault-and-battery conviction - following earlier convictions that included drug distribution - he had to supply a DNA sample.

The sample matched DNA found on the body of Lena Bruce after she was raped and suffocated in her South End apartment on July 12, 1992. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/15 - 6:56 am

Somerville Police report finding two men stabbed in the neck shortly before 4 a.m. inside the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at 98 Presidents Row in Medford. Read more.

By SCATV Somerville - 5/6/15 - 12:17 pm

Newscast: Somerville Neighborhood News #39 - May 5, 2015

In the latest Somerville Neighborhood Newscast, learn about the new affordable housing development on Washington Street, get the latest on a pro-divestment sit-in at Tufts, find out why Rep. Denise Provost is “appalled” with the trade deals being made in Washington, learn about the Tufts protests to support part-time janitors, go to the Boston Marathon with the Somerville Road Runners, learn more about the heroin and opioid epidemic and go to the city’s spring clean-up.

By adamg - 4/9/15 - 11:54 am

Tufts installed a new Jumbo the Elephant today. The original, actual Jumbo, a gift of P.T. Barnum himself, went up in flames in 1975.

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