Mark Brimhall-Vargas to leave role as Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas will be leaving his position at Tufts on Jan. 10 after a year and a half of serving in the role. He will assume the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brandeis University upon his departure. In a Nov. 2 email from Provost David […]


Tufts finishes second in NESCAC, best record since ’98

In the final game of his Tufts career, senior tri-captain running back Chance Brady left his mark on the gridiron in Tufts’ 48-35 win over Middlebury. Brady’s dominant senior campaign continued, as he shattered the Tufts single season and career rushing yards records as well as the single-game touchdown record. He was selected as NESCAC […]


Bowman takes first in NCAA Regional Championship, Jumbos third

The Jumbos journeyed to Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass. on Saturday for the Div. III NCAA Cross Country Regional Championship, a six-kilometer race against teams in the New England area. Tufts, ranked No. 6 nationally, finished in third place out of 59 total schools, closely behind winner No. 2 MIT, and second place No. 5 Williams. Though […]


Cheerleading Club reconstituted after two years of disbandment

Tufts Cheerleading held its first practice of the year on Nov. 9, making its return to campus this fall after two years of disbandment.  According to first-year Allie Webster, the team was disbanded because it had no coach and no one to lead the team. Webster, who said she who enjoyed cheerleading in high school, sought to revive […]


Out of Left Field: Free agency

In a relatively weak MLB free agent class as compared to the 2018 offseason, three players stand out. Despite not being great at predictions as I mentioned in an earlier column, I’m going to try my best to predict where these players will end up. Yoenis Céspedes Céspedes has traveled around a lot in his career. […]


Post-Election Paper Project promotes honest reflection after election

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life held a “Post-Election Paper Project” last wednesday to facilitate dialogue around the presidential election results. At the event, the walls of Tisch College’s Rabb Room were covered in large sheets of paper on which students could write or draw their feelings about the election outcome. The Paper Project […]


The Arena: The Democratic blues

Who would’ve thought it would be the Democrats in such disarray after these elections? Coming into Tuesday’s elections, the talking heads (and your favorite columnist) were predicting the inevitable schism of the Republican Party. Instead, we have a president-elect who has never held office and a Democratic Party on the ropes. There is no two […]


Events on the Hill this week: Nov. 14

MONDAY “Between the Headlines: Tufts Observer and sexual harassment, the election and related topics” Details: Faculty from the Department of Sociology will be holding a discussion on pertinent campus and national issues and where to go from here. When and Where: 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Eaton Hall, Room 124 Sponsor: Department of Sociology TUESDAY “Global […]


Several university investments re-structured

Some of Tufts University’s investments have changed from commingled funds to a separately managed account, according to the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee Chair Steven M. Galbraith. A commingled fund has assets from multiple accounts, and a separately managed account is a professional investment firm-controlled assets portfolio, according to Investopedia. However, according to Galbraith, Tufts has not […]


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