David Harris to serve as next university provost

  University President Anthony Monaco in an email to the Tufts community on March 28 announced that David Harris had been selected as Tufts’ next provost and senior vice president. Harris will assume these posts on July 1.   Harris is currently senior associate dean at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and previously […]

TCU Senate Update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate at its meeting Sunday night approved a request from WMFO Tufts Free Form Radio to receive $13,106.68 from the Senate’s buffer funds to furnish Studio C in their studio. The Senate Allocations Board had originally granted WMFO $0 for the project, partially so that Senate as a whole could […]

Geology Department changes name to Earth and Ocean Sciences Department

The Geology Department in the fall will change its name to the Earth and Ocean Sciences Department in an effort to make the focus of the department’s work clearer to the student body, reflecting a trend toward similar renaming at other institutions. “Principally the name change from [Geology] to Earth and Ocean Sciences is being […]

Journalist, activist Rinku Sen speaks about gender, immigration

  Indian-American activist and author Rinku Sen last night gave a presentation titled “We’re All Accidental Americans: Gender, Immigration & Citizenship” in honor of International Women’s Day. Sen is the president and executive director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and the publisher of Colorlines.com. The ARC investigates racial consequences of local and national government […]

TCU newsletter highlights Senate activities, campus events

  The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate on Feb. 27 published the inaugural issue of the monthly TCU Newsletter sent in an email to the entire undergraduate student body. The newsletter is intended to serve as a means of providing students with relevant information about upcoming events and initiatives within the Tufts community. The newsletter […]

Thursday: ‘The Present and Future Battlefield: Cyberwarfare, Neuroscience and Robotics’

  Expert panelists on Thursday evening discussed the role of cutting-edge technologies in the future of warfare at a standing-room-only event titled “The Present and Future Battlefield: Cyberwarfare, Neuroscience and Robotics.” The panel began with the presentation of a Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award to Jonathan Moreno, the author of the book “Mind Wars: […]

1.4 Billion Reasons’ addresses extreme poverty around the world

  The Global Poverty Project last night brought its “1.4 Billion Reasons” presentation to Tufts to describe the current extent of global poverty and present practical tools for addressing it. The event was co-sponsored by Tufts Engineers Without Borders and Tufts Timmy Global Health. The Global Poverty Project aims to eradicate extreme global poverty within […]

Environmental Studies program to be revised

The Environmental Studies Program is proposing revisions to its curriculum that would allow majors to gain background in an interdisciplinary core of courses while focusing more on their chosen track. If approved, the changes would take effect during the next academic year. While current students would be able to choose between the new and current […]

Race and Ethnicity Working Group presents findings at open meeting

The Race and Ethnicity Working Group has been meeting regularly this semester to discuss the creation of a new interdisciplinary program on the study of race, ethnicity, diversity, disparity and identity. The program would combine new and existing majors and minors from a number of departments to create multiple courses of study. The working group […]

Geothermal well to power room in Lane Hall

  The Department of Geology and the Facilities Services Department have partnered to install a geothermal well which will be used to heat and cool a classroom in Lane Hall.  The heat exchange unit — which is located outside of Lane Hall, where there is already a deep observation well for geology courses — will […]