Berger-Sweeney leaves lasting legacy at Tufts

Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Joanne Berger-Sweeney will leave Tufts this summer to become the 22nd President of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Berger-Sweeney, who served as dean for four years, will be replaced by an interim dean who is expected to be named soon, Provost David Harris told the Daily in […]


University making upgrades to facilities

Construction projects on each of the university’s three campuses have recently been completed, while others are underway or in the planning process, according to Director of Project Administration and University Maintenance Rudi Pizzi. The uphill central heating plant project that began in October to replace old tanks with ones for natural gas is nearing completion, […]


Tisch College dean receives service award

Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service Alan Solomont (A ’70) during a Feb. 21 Pentagon ceremony received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States Navy.  Solomont was presented with the award by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who had first notified […]


Deputy Secretary of State gives keynote address

    Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns delivered Friday’s keynote address on America’s position in the Middle East to officially open this year’s EPIIC symposium.     Following an introduction from Provost David Harris who thanked the event’s sponsors including the Bendetson family, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the board of the Institute […]


University will not divest from fossil fuels ‘at this time’

University President Anthony Monaco in a Feb. 12 announcement stated that the university will adapt three recommendations from the Tufts Divestment Working Group. The Board of Trustees, during their Feb. 8 meeting, agreed to adapt the recommendations, which include refraining from divestment at this time, creating a separate Sustainability Fund – which would allow donors […]


University will not divest from fossil fuels ‘at this time’

University President Anthony Monaco in a Feb. 12 announcement stated that the university will adapt three recommendations from the Tufts Divestment Working Group. The Board of Trustees, during their Feb. 8 meeting, agreed to adapt the recommendations, which include refraining from divestment at this time, creating a separate Sustainability Fund — which would allow donors […]


Notre Dame professor discusses climate change

Debra Javeline, an associate professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, spoke yesterday afternoon on the urgency with which social and political scientists should study responses to global warming impacts. The talk, titled “The Most Important Topic Political Scientists are Not Studying: Adapting to Climate Change,” was sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha, […]


New working group focuses on transportation needs

A Transportation Working Group was formed at Tufts last semester to assess and ensure the efficiency of transportation on the university’s three campuses. “A variety of groups were interested in aspects of ground transportation related to Tufts’ three Massachusetts campuses,” Tina Woolston, the Program Director for the Office of Sustainability, said. “The Transportation Working Group […]


Students launch campaign on federal debt awareness

Five students are running a month-long campaign to raise awareness about the federal debt as part of the second annual national Up to Us competition. Up to Us is a nonpartisan, apolitical competition among schools organized by Net Impact, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative to bring attention to the national […]


Tufts, Somerville to repurpose Powder House School

Tufts is preparing to hold a series of public meetings on its proposed redevelopment of the Powder House Community School (PHCS). The 88,000-square foot property sits adjacent to the Tufts Administration Building (TAB). According to Ward 7 Alderwoman Katjana Ballantyne, local residents have been concerned with future plans for the building’s reuse since its closure […]


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