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Tufts administration grapples with meaning, value of high rankings

When navigating the high-stakes decision of where one should attend college, lists and rankings can seem to be everywhere. Depending on which list one is looking at, Tufts might be presented as the 27th best university in the nation overall, a school in the top percent for LGBTQ friendliness and health, 34th for innovation, third […]

Q&A: Christopher Rossi, assistant dean of student affairs, on his new position

Christopher Rossi officially began his new role as assistant dean of student affairs on June 1. In his new role, Rossi concentrates¬†on connecting with¬†first-year students in order to assist them in their adjustment to college life. Prior to beginning work at Tufts, Rossi worked both as the assistant director of residential life at Bowdoin College […]