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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 […]


Nierenberg to retire from Tisch College

Mindy Nierenberg, the senior director of programs at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life since 2002, will retire from Tufts later this spring, leaving behind a legacy of student programs that have provided thousands of Tufts students with transformational learning experiences.  Nierenberg’s career has been marked by the expansion of the Tisch Scholars, Tisch […]


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