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School of Engineering to launch 2 online graduate programs in data science, computer science

The Tufts School of Engineering will launch an online Master of Science in Data Science program and an online Post-Baccalaureate (PB) in Computer Science program in September 2021 to meet the growing demand for coding skills and offer a flexible way for working professionals and students to advance their careers in data science and computer science. 


TCU Senate speaks about tiered housing, institutional change

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate discussed methods and tools for institutional change at the Senate’s disposal in planning for its initiatives and goals next semester in a virtual meeting on Sunday night.


Professor Brian Schaffner’s seminar class polls 2020 election in new study

The poll found that Former Vice President Joe Biden led President Donald Trump 52% to 45% in the national survey of likely voters.


Confusion surrounds residential cohorts, enforcement of system, residential assistants say

Residential advisors (RA) claim they have seen a lack of guidance from the university regarding the implementation and enforcement of the residential cohort system. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) maintains they provided RAs with a variety of resources in an effort to help them navigate the new system.


Bloomberg donates $3 million toward construction of new Medford public library

The new library, which is expected to open in the fall of 2021, will be named the Charlotte and William Bloomberg Medford Public Library after Bloomberg's parents, who lived in Medford for more than 60 years.


Group of Six renamed to Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion

The collection of identity-based centers on campus, formerly known as the Group of Six, has been renamed to the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion (DSDI), and new staffing positions were added to three of the centers. This change is part of a broader restructuring that has been taking place since the fall of 2019.  […]


Pre-orientation programs to be virtual, free of cost to all students

The pre-orientation team announced on June 3 that all Tufts pre-orientation programs will be virtual and free of cost to incoming students, citing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the health and safety challenges posed by the virus. Christa Ricker, associate director for Campus Life, announced the decision in a series of emails sent to incoming first-year […]


PETA calls on Tufts, other universities to end animal testing amid COVID-19 crisis

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) last month sent a letter to University President Anthony Monaco, demanding that Tufts immediately prohibit any new animal experiments and finalize and end ongoing tests, as well as publicly release information about the status of animal experiments conducted by the university. The April 15 letter was prompted […]


Tufts earns 1st urban Bee Campus certification in Mass.

The Medford/Somerville campus became a certified Bee Campus USA affiliate and the first urban Bee Campus in Massachusetts on April 3, with the help of the Tufts Pollinator Initiative (TPI), a collaborative effort of students and faculty committed to supporting pollinators on campus. Bee Campus USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, […]


Tufts Health Service transitions to telemedicine, continues COVID-19 testing

Tufts Health Service will conduct outpatient visits through telemedicine indefinitely and implement new procedures for handling and testing potential COVID-19 patients to protect the safety of patients and clinicians from the spread of the coronavirus.  The policy was implemented on March 23 after being announced by Executive Vice President Mike Howard in a March 20 […]


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