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Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community.Tufts ...

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Kamran Rastegar named new director of Center for the Humanities

Kamran Rastegar, professor of Arabic and comparative literature in the Department of International Literary and Visual Studies (ILVS), is the new director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) after serving as interim director last semester. The former director, Lisa Lowe, was on leave last ...

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Board of Trustees creates subcommittee on student affairs

The Tufts Board of Trustees voted to create a Student Affairs Subcommittee in November in hopes of further progress towards the recommendations the Student Life Review Committee (SLRC) made in Spring 2017.Mary Pat McMahon, dean of student affairs for the School of Arts and Sciences, said that Deb Jospin ...

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Battle for the Senate: Six races to watch in 2018

Texas: Cruz vs. O'RourkeSen. Ted Cruz is facing a tough battle for a second term against Beto O’Rourke, an upstart Democrat representative who has gained national media attention for his progressive platform and cross-Texas campaign trips. O'Rourke made a name for himself by rejecting direct ...

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Massachusetts races to follow in 2018

Democratic Rep. Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’ 5th Congressional District -- which includes Medford -- in the House since 2013, is being challenged by Republican John Hugo. However, Clark has a track record of legislative success in Congress: She has helped pass bills that address the opioid crisis and strengthen health care programs for women, among others, that has largely prevented her opponent from gaining any traction. Clark is the heavy favorite in this race.

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Massachusetts ballot questions in 2018

Question 1Massachusetts’ Question 1 concerns staffing levels for nurses at Commonwealth hospitals and certain other health care facilities. A "yes" vote would set limits on the number of the number of patients assigned to a nurse, based on the care the patients require and the type of ...

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Medford closes in on plastic bag ban

An ordinance to ban plastic bags from retail establishments is currently being considered by the Medford City Council and is expected to be passed into law by the end of the year, according to City Councillor John C. Falco Jr.The drafted ordinance, which is noted on the Sept. 25 meeting agenda of the Medford ...

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