Tufts Dean Blasts Students' Drunken Behavior at Boston Bash

According to the Boston Herald and a letter in The Tufts Daily, things got out of hand at the Winter Bash at a Boston Hotel Feb. 1.

Tufts University Dean of Student Affairs Bruce Reitman scolded students for their behavior at a Feb. 1 school event at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, according to a report in the Boston Herald.

A letter by Reitman published in The Tufts Daily student newspaper Tuesday indicates that 15 to 20 students who attended the Winter Bash "spent most of the night in the medical triage room" due to excessive drinking, while others were rude to hotel staff and still others were observed vomiting "all over the place."

Reitman also said two students, a male and a female, were seen urinating in the middle of the hotel lobby. 

In the letter, Reitman said several departments are reviewing the Winter Bash and that future planning needs to address "the evidently widespread belief that Winter Bash is a time to get outrageously drunk and go to a classy Boston hotel." 

Elizabeth Rose February 20, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Tufts students drunk and ill behaved? NO! These are children of average intelligence with a pack mentality and a false sense of privilege. I really can't stand going anywhere near that part of town.
Sand Man February 20, 2013 at 09:28 PM
This is typical Tufts student behavior in West Somerville. There, Tufts administrators just shrug it off... But these jackasses disgraced themselves in a major Boston hotel lobby, under the glare of the Boston Globe searchlights, so naturally, Tufts goes into Outrage Mode...a matter of public perception, doncha know?
AHM February 21, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Wonder what the ratio of these party students is to the ones who are there who want to learn. Just seems like so much of this over the years.
Matt C February 21, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I don't know what is surprising about this... People have been behaving like this both at large parties (whether university sponsored or otherwise) forever. Everyone has a story about "that" guy at a wedding you went to or about a crazy weekend they had. The difference here is these kids got caught and now there is a spotlight put on these 15-20 students who bring shame to a student body of almost 11,000!


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