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ORLL to eliminate lead resident assistant role for next year

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) told lead resident assistant (RA) applicants by email on Jan. 31 that they would be eliminating the lead RA role entirely, and therefore would not be interviewing any candidates to fill the position next year.  This announcement came at the end of the week during which interviews […]

Greathouse hired as new associate director for diversity and inclusion education

Maren Greathouse was selected as the new Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion Education for the Medford/Somerville and School at the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses, announced in an email to the Tufts community on Jan. 8. She began her new role on Jan. 13. Her appointment follows that of Adriana Black, the inaugural […]

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder speaks about career in government

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. spoke to members of the Tufts, Medford and Somerville communities last night at Breed Memorial Hall about his experience as the leader of the Department of Justice and political and legal issues. The event was hosted as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s […]

ResLife to replace CDAs, FYAs with RA positions

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) announced in a meeting with student staff on Sunday that it will be restructuring student roles within residence halls. The First-Year Assistant (FYA) and Community Development Assistant (CDA) positions will no longer exist and will be replaced by Resident Assistant (RA) positions beginning in the 2020–21 academic year, just two years […]

Marvin Casasola appointed new director of Latino Center

Marvin Casasola, who previously served as university relations and campus outreach manager at Boston University’s (BU) Study Abroad Office, has been selected as the new director of the Latino Center, according to a Sept. 3 email from Student Life. Casasola assumed his role over the summer. The Latino Center serves the Latinx community at Tufts […]

Aaron Parayno named new director of Asian American Center

An email sent out to students on behalf of Raymond Ou, senior associate dean of student affairs, announced Aaron Parayno as the new director of the Asian American Center. Parayno served as assistant director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern and supported student programs at both Babson College and Boston College. His arrival follows […]

Controversial incidents prompt student outcry, administration response

After a series of incidents across campus, including eggings and vandalism, stoked controversy among students, senior administration officials responded in a campus-wide email last Friday outlining their support for an accepting campus culture. The incidents mentioned in the email, titled “Affirming our Values and Support for Students,” included a series of eggings that took place […]

Linell Yugawa to retire as Asian American Center’s director

Linell Yugawa, director of the Asian American Center, will retire after more than 30 years of leadership, according to an email sent to students on April 4. During her time as director, Yugawa launched numerous initiatives and programs including the Center’s Peer Leader Program and was deeply involved with the Pan Asian Council (PAC). Her […]

Alfre Woodard to speak at 2019 commencement ceremony

Alfre Woodard, an award-winning actress, producer and activist, will deliver the commencement address to the Tufts University Class of 2019 on May 19. According to a press release sent to the Daily, she will be given an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at the ceremony. Woodard is best known for her roles in numerous […]

Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora receives $1.5 million grant

The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will now be able to hire new professors and faculty members after receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. According to the foundation’s website, the grant, titled “Professorships in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department,” was awarded to support hiring in the department. The Board of Trustees […]