University Chaplaincy’s Russell Lecture hosts honorary degree recipient Ofelia Zepeda

The Tufts University Chaplaincy held its annual Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life on March 7, with a lecture by Ofelia Zepeda, a 2021 Tufts honorary degree recipient. Zepeda, a poet and scholar, lectured on the intersection of language and spirituality, and the role of poetry in reviving indigenous languages. The event, co-hosted by the Indigenous […]

Somerville hosts ‘Midterm Ceremonies’ event

The city of Somerville hosted its “Midterm Ceremonies” event on Jan. 3 featuring Mayor Katjana Ballantyne, City Council President Ben Ewen-Campen and School Committee Chair Andre Green. The three officials discussed the progress they made in the past year and their goals for 2023. Mayor Ballantyne reflected on the time she took office when people […]

Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies wins multiple ASTR awards

Several members of the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies were recognized in this year’s American Society for Theatre Research awards. Among this year’s winners are two faculty members and three alumni. ASTR is a U.S.-based professional organization that seeks to promote and celebrate scholarship and research in theater and performance studies. It […]

Tisch College hosts renowned civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life closed its 2022 Solomont Speaker Series on Nov. 9 with a lecture by Sherrilyn Ifill, a preeminent civil rights lawyer. Ifill gave an overview of the state of American democracy and discussed the urgent need to fight for it. Ifill is the former president and director-counsel of […]

Tufts Gordon Institute adds a new minor, Foundations for Future Leadership

The Gordon Institute, a school within the Tufts School of Engineering, has introduced a new minor this semester called Foundations for Future Leadership. The minor seeks to equip students with personal and professional skills needed to develop their leadership abilities and tackle future challenges. Will Trevor, director of programs, operations and marketing for the Gordon […]

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CIRCLE releases youth civic engagement report ahead of midterms

Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Leadership and Engagement recently released a report detailing actionable recommendations for institutions and communities seeking to promote youth electoral engagement.  The report, titled “Growing Voters: Building Institutions and Community Ecosystems for Equitable Electoral Participation,” was first released at a live event in Washington, D.C., before the […]