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Students, community members protest campus housing policies

Roughly 200 students, faculty and area residents attended a walk out and campus march Thursday to protest the university’s tiered housing system and to call for the construction of a new high-capacity dorm on campus. Nathan Krinsky, a co-founder of Tufts Housing League (THL), said that THL and Tufts Student Action (TSA), who co-hosted the […]

CMHS offers telehealth as new counseling option for students

Tufts’ Counseling and Mental Health Service (CMHS) partnered over the past year with BetterHelp and iHope Network, two services that provide remote telehealth counseling services, in an effort to increase students’ access to mental health services, according to Executive Director of Health and Wellness Michelle Bowdler. The university reminded students of the services in an Oct. 17 email, after […]

ResLife hosts first event in off-campus housing series

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) hosted the first of its semester-long off-campus housing series in the Curtis Hall Multi-Purpose Room last week on Sept. 27.  Assistant Director of Housing Operations Angelic Sosa hosted the first session, titled, “Where to Start, Understanding Budgeting & Financial Aid.” It featured presentations from Sosa, Associate Director of Financial […]

Tufts Housing League meets with administration, discusses tiered housing system

Tufts Housing League (THL) met with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher Rossi and Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman in Dowling Hall to discuss the tiered housing system on Sept. 19, according to Rossi. The meeting was specifically intended to address the impact that Tufts’ tiered housing system — scheduled to take effect […]

Tufts Housing League hosts community block party, argues against tiered housing system

Around 100 people attended a community block party at Nathan Tufts Park on Sunday. The block party, hosted by Tufts Housing League (THL), along with Tufts Progressive Alliance (TPA) and Tufts Student Action (TSA), sought to bring together Tufts students and residents of Medford and Somerville to discuss a housing situation on campus that has become a source of increasing […]

Child Development and Mechanical Engineering classes collaborate to teach children robotics

Tufts students in the courses “Children and New Technology” (CSHD-0114) and “Robotics and Mechatronics” (ME-0084) are collaborating to create learning technologies intended to help young children learn new concepts and skills, according to “Robotics and Mechatronics” Professor Ethan Danahy. Children from the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School, an on-campus laboratory school, are testing these technologies at Tufts, […]

Tufts China Care Club cancels LUX spring fashion show

Tufts China Care Club, a student-run club supporting foster care in China through the One Sky Foundation, the Family Village Program and the China Care Home, will not be holding its annual LUX Charity Fashion Show this April, according to Tufts China Care Club Fundraising Co-Chair Ada Huang, a sophomore. It is the first time in 10 years […]

Pass/fail deadline extended to ten weeks for all class years

The faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering voted to extend the pass/fail deadline to 10 weeks into the semester for sophomores, juniors and seniors on Feb. 7 after approving a proposal from the faculty-student Educational Policy Committee (EPC), according to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe. This follows a Tufts Community […]

First-year dorms Houston, Miller to undergo renovations in summer 2018

Houston and Miller Halls are scheduled to undergo complete renovation this summer, according to a statement composed of comments from Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein, Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Communications Specialist Mickey Toogood, Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher […]

New freeform podcast ‘Beyond Glass Walls’ explores social, political issues

This past week, Tufts sophomores Samuel Joseph and Hendricks Delva started a new podcast titled “Beyond Glass Walls.” The podcast is meant to touch on a wide range of political and social issues affecting students on campus through a series of natural, freeform conversations, according to Joseph and Delva. Each week, they invite fellow students to add their voices to the […]