Patrick to graduates: ‘Pragmatic idealism’ necessary in tough times

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick addressed a wet but enthusiastic Class of 2009 Sunday at the 153rd Tufts Commencement ceremony, telling the graduates to become “pragmatic idealists” to deal with the challenges ahead. Under rainy skies, Patrick addressed over 3,000 graduating students and their families. His speech touted his personal rags-to-riches story and encouraged students to seek […]

Interactive | What the freshman TCU Senate candidates sent

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Document | The TCU Senate’s Budget Proposal

Scroll through the document above to see a Tufts Community Union Senate summary of its record-setting budget, which passed this weekend.

Timeline | Tufts and Bernard Madoff

Scroll left and right through this interactive timeline to see the progression of Tufts’ involvement in Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme, from the university’s 2005 investment in the Ascot Partners hedge fund to Madoff’s arrest and Tufts’ realization that it had lost over $20 million in endowment funds. Click each item on the timeline […]

Interactive | The Nealley/Rodriguez case summary

Following the arraignment of indicted former Office of Student Activities administrators Jodie Nealley and Ray Rodriguez, the Middlesex County District Attorney’s office released this case statement that discloses previously withheld details. According to the document, during a search of Rodriguez’ home, the he admitted to using university money to purchase luxury items and go on […]

Tufts faculty, staff gave more to Kerry than Obama

Sen. Barack Obama announced earlier this week that he had raised an earth-shattering $150 million for his presidential campaign in September — the newest record in a fundraising effort that has earned the Democratic hopeful over $600 million over the past two years. But according to public campaign financing information, the candidate from Illinois’ fundraising […]