Shane Woolley graduated from Tufts in 2019. Shane was a student housing advocate who organized with Tufts Housing League and served as TCU Class of 2019 senator. Shane can be reached at [email protected]

Op-ed: I am once again asking you to build a dorm

Dear reader, I really didn’t want to think about student housing at Tufts ever again. I really didn’t. When I graduated two years ago, I left behind not only my lottery and off-campus housing woes, but also a little leftist organization called Tufts Housing League. We aimed to raise consciousness among fellow students that, among […]

Op-Ed: The Housing Shortage: Can We Fix It?

Tufts announced in April that they have given acceptance offerers to 3,140 applicants. While a large percentage of these students will choose to attend other schools, admissions officers estimate that 1,435 new Jumbos will start their first year this September which would make the class of 2022 the largest incoming class in Tufts’ recent history. This […]

Tufts aims for sustainability goals with summer construction projects

Tufts worked on two major construction projects this summer, making significant progress on the Central Energy Plant (CEP) on the Medford/Somerville campus and installing two new solar installations at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Both projects were aimed at making the university more environmentally sustainable. Construction on the new CEP on Boston Avenue next to Dowling Hall, began in the spring of 2015, and […]

Italian and Portuguese programs look to expand enrollment amidst decreased interest nationally

Faculty in Tufts’ Portuguese and Italian programs have been working to expand opportunities for students of their respective languages. Last spring, the Department of Romance Languages offered a Portuguese minor for the first time, awarding its first degree to one Class of 2016 graduate who happened to have already taken the six requisite courses, according […]