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John Kerry hints at 2020 plans at Tisch College event

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is refusing to rule out a potential bid for the presidency in 2020. In an interview with the Daily Wednesday night, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee said that he would base his decision on future factors. “What I have to really evaluate is … what the dynamic is going to be,” […]

Tufts to offer employees paid leave on Election Day to vote

Tufts faculty, staff and employees that are registered to vote can take one hour of paid leave on Election Day to go vote, according to an Oct. 24 email to all university employees from Tufts Human Resources. The new policy will be continued in future years, according to Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell. The policy is available to […]

Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley holds media roundtable for college students

Boston City Councilor and candidate for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley held a college media roundtable at the More Than Words bookstore in Boston last night. At the roundtable, Pressley took questions from student journalists from Tufts, Harvard University, Boston University and Northeastern University. Directly following the […]

Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe speaks about youth voting, midterms, democracy

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center on Tuesday as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College Distinguished Speakers Series. The discussion was facilitated by Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont and was later opened up to solicit student questions. McAuliffe spoke on a wide range of topics, including how he became involved in politics, the role […]

University phases out JobX, expands Handshake to on-campus jobs

Tufts has phased out JobX, its job-finding platform for on-campus and childcare jobs, and expanded the role of Handshake, a platform that was previously launched for students to find off-campus jobs and internships. Handshake will now handle all on-campus jobs, while a new website will host childcare and babysitting job postings. The decision to switch was […]

Tufts launches Student Life Channel

The Office for Campus Life (OCL) recently announced the creation of a Student Life Channel, a cable television network that will feature content from student groups. There is no cost to submit content, according to Communications and Multimedia Specialist Mickey Toogood.  “The Student Life Channel is a free platform available to all ‘AS&E affiliates and affiliated groups,’ meaning […]

Tufts administration to implement tiered housing system in 2019–20

The university administration is facing rising controversy over a tiered housing system that will increase the price of the more attractive on-campus housing units available to students. The announcement is drawing protests from students who fear that the new system will lead to economic segregation on campus. The administration has stated that it will adjust […]

Tisch College expands campus role with new civic studies major, other changes

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life will be implementing a new civic studies program starting next fall, according to Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Tisch College. Levin explained that the interdisciplinary Civic Studies major will include classes from a variety of departments, including history, philosophy, sociology, economics and religion.  The […]

Senate selects logic professor Susan Russinoff as teacher of the year

Susan Russinoff, a senior lecturer in the philosophy department, received Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s “Teacher of the Year” award this year.  The student body nominates candidates, who are interviewed and selected by TCU Senate.  Russinoff, who has been teaching at Tufts for 24 years, specializes in logic, critical thinking and philosophy courses.  Russinoff shared her excitement for teaching and […]

Robert Mack, Joyce Sackey replace Amy Freeman as Chief Diversity Officers

Amy Freeman, the former chief diversity officer and associate vice provost at Tufts, will leave her position and return to Pennsylvania, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced in an emailed statement to students on March 27. Robert Mack, the associate dean of student success and advising, will assume […]