In time of major transition, many heartened by signs of continuity

One university president. Five deans. A provost, an associate provost and the chief executive of a teaching hospital. All are stepping down this year or have left their positions in the last year and a half. As the presidential transition draws near, a significant number of senior administrators are moving on from Tufts, some in […]

Active citizen alumni to gather on the Hill

The first-ever gathering at Tufts predominately focused on connecting graduates dedicated to active citizenship will convene on campus tomorrow, as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service hosts over 100 people for its 10th-anniversary celebrations.      The day will begin with a morning of short talks by faculty members and alumni, […]

Former Clinton official calls for shift in U.S. Mideast policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk yesterday said that the United States should expect the wave of change spreading across the Middle East and North Africa to leave no corner of the Arab world untouched, at a luncheon in Chase Center. The United States must form a coherent strategy for dealing with our autocratic […]

Tufts follows national trend of curbing alcohol-infused events

Spring Fling minus the alcohol, Winter Bash ticketed and shifted to an off-campus location, the Naked Quad Run (NQR) no more. Over the past two years, the administration has moved to tackle a perceived rise in alcohol abuse among students by changing major campus-wide events associated with excessive alcohol consumption. The administration’s measures mirror those […]

Bob Woodward, of Watergate fame, to give this semester’s Snyder Lecture

Bob Woodward, part of the pair of reporters who broke the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post in the early 1970s, will next month deliver this semester’s Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture, according to James Glaser, dean of academic affairs for arts and sciences. The Snyder lecture series has historically provided a forum for speakers […]

Bosworth marks two years balancing diplomacy, deanship

As students at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy sat down for exams in December, their dean had other things on his mind: how to prevent war on the Korean peninsula. For Stephen Bosworth, the dean of The Fletcher School and the Obama administration’s special envoy on North Korea, balancing the demands of a […]

Trustees supportive of student proposals, representatives say

The Board of Trustees this weekend met students involved with active citizenship programs and heard proposals for renovations in dorm common rooms and a shared, fully equipped kitchen space. These proposals were generally well-received, according to the students who presented to the board. The three days of closed meetings on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus also included […]

Trustees to hear common room, kitchen proposals

The Board of Trustees will today kick off three days of closed meetings on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus, setting aside much of tomorrow to hear the proposals of two student representatives to the body. The board’s Buildings and Ground Committee is scheduled to meet this morning, followed by a meeting of the Council of the Boards […]

Judge: Tufts’ handling of NQR case inappropriate

Lamenting what he called Tufts’ inadequacy in dealing with the fallout of last semester’s Naked Quad Run (NQR), a Somerville district court judge in December suggested that the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) overreacted in arresting a student during NQR, according to a court audio recording obtained by the Daily. In his comments, made during […]

University’s account of NQR is questioned

A number of students who attended last month’s Naked Quad Run (NQR) have called into question the administration’s assertion that police officers who broke up the event earlier than in the past did not initiate physical force. In three incidents, the students said, Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) officers inappropriately used force with students participating […]