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Where you read it first | Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Nicholas Pfosi

The Setonian

Car fire, bomb threats under ongoing investigation, impacted finals schedule

Multiple law enforcement agencies are involved in an ongoing investigation surrounding bomb threats and a suspected arson that occurred outside of Health Service in the early morning hours of Monday, May 9. The investigation is being carried out by a joint law enforcement team made up of the state Fire Marshal, Somerville Police, Medford Police, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) and the Massachusetts State Police.


How Tufts stacks up

"We continue to expect approximately $15 million in annual savings while the cost to implement TEAM is expected to come under budget," Campbell wrote in the update. "While much of the annual savings will be reinvested in programmatic priorities, we expect about $4.5 million of those savings will fall to the university’s bottom line."


Outsourcing in Higher Education

The company from which Tufts contracts its custodial services, DTZ, formerly UGL Unicco, has had a business relationship with the university since 2011. While custodians, union representatives and students demanded that the university make no cuts to the janitorial staff, members of the administration defended the decision to reallocate custodial labor and said that the terms of the reorganization were to be determined by DTZ alone.


Tufts Janitors: A History

Throughout the last year, Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) has been organizing in support of DTZ custodial employees who work on Tufts’ campuses. Students, faculty, staff and members of the custodians’ union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ, held demonstrations in opposition to a reorganization of the staff, which was originally estimated to result in 35 layoffs and was projected to save the university $900,000 annually. After the restructuring was implemented earlier this year -- ultimately displacing 18 custodians, seven of whom are no longer working with DTZ -- efforts have turned to fundraising in support of those workers who were affected.

The Setonian

You're both wrong about trigger warnings

Like all political debates, someone is right and someone else is wrong when it comes to trigger warnings on college campuses. Or at least that's what the tsunami of think pieces chiming in on the debate would have us believe. Doubt me and just Google it to get a sense of the righteous indignation ...

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