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ExCollege hosts ‘The ExCollege Experience’ to display courses, celebrate new space

Leadership from the Experimental College (ExCollege) organized a showcase of next semester’s classes in an event called “The ExCollege Experience” Thursday. Students who will be teaching courses in the spring were able to present and pitch their classes to people who may take them. Howard Woolf, the director of the ExCollege, described the event as […]

Lungo-Koehn ousts incumbent Burke, two new City Councilors elected

Longtime Medford City Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn won a close victory in Meford’s mayoral election yesterday, edging out incumbent Mayor Stephanie Burke by just 652 votes. Burke, who has been mayor since 2015, garnered 47.43% of the vote; Lungo-Koehn earned 52.37%. Lungo-Koehn, a local lawyer, has been on the Medford City Council since 2001. Her campaign has […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Nov. 3

MONDAY “Tufts Composers: Nova November” Details: Student composers will share their works as part of the music courses Contemporary Composition and Composition Practicum. Eight students will share their compositions. Where and when: Distler Performance Hall; 8–10 p.m. TUESDAY “Take Back the Night” Details: Action for Sexual Assault Prevention and Green Dot will host a speak-out […]

Tufts medical students confront Monaco regarding Sacklers, Stern report

Students with the Tufts University School of Medicine attended University President Anthony Monaco’s office hour on Monday to address what they called the university’s lack of action around its relationship to the Sackler family, Purdue Pharma and a seeming delay in the completion and release of former U.S. Attorney Donald Stern’s report on Tufts’ relationship […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 27

MONDAY “Lunch & Learn with Max Felker-Kantor” Details: Max Felker-Kantor (LA’06) will discuss his new book “Policing Los Angeles: Race, Resistance, and the Rise of the LAPD” (2018), which focuses on how the Los Angeles Police Department has consolidated power since the Watts riots in 1965. Where and when: CHAT Seminar Room, 48 Professors Row; […]

Scape North America CEO pledges affordable apartments in front of skeptical crowd

Somerville Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis and Scape North America CEO Andrew Flynn, as well as officials from their architectural contractor Utile, held a community meeting Wednesday night at the Community Baptist Church in Davis Square regarding Scape’s plans for its recent purchase in Davis Square. Scape purchased the land, which stretches from The Burren down […]

Africana Center celebrates 50 years with Homecoming events

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Africana Center held a series of events for alumni and students during Homecoming weekend. The celebration included receptions, networking and tours around campus. The celebration kicked off at the Tufts University Art Galleries in Aidekman Arts Center with an opening reception where alumni checked in and listened to […]

Events on the Hill — Week of October 20

MONDAY “Igor Makarov: The Political Economy of Russian Climate Policy” Details: Igor Makarov of the National Research University Higher School of Economics will give a talk regarding climate policy and economics in Russia. Registration by Eventbrite is required ahead of the event. Where and when: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 160 Packard Ave.; 12:30–2 […]

Events on the Hill — Week of Oct. 14

TUESDAY “Cafe Chabad: Tuesday Kosher Meat Buffet Dinner” Details: Chabad House will be serving kosher meat to improve accessibility. RSVP encouraged to attend. Where and when: Chabad House, 21 Chetwynd Road; 1:30–2:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY “Tufts Presidential Town Hall with Bill Weld” Details: The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will be hosting former Massachusetts Governor Bill […]

BREAKING: Student finds sign for African American exhibit defaced, Bias Response Teams announced

A third incident of hatred in under a month occurred on the Medford/Somerville campus, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry announced in an email today. According to the email, this most recent incident involved the defacement of a sign in the African American Trail Project exhibit in the Aidekman […]