Africana Center celebrates 50 years with Homecoming events

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Africana Center held a series of events for alumni and students during Homecoming weekend. The celebration included receptions, networking and tours around campus. The celebration kicked off at the Tufts University Art Galleries in Aidekman Arts Center with an opening reception where alumni checked in and listened to […]

TCU Senate approves funding for an ice rink, amends Treasury Procedures Manual

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday to discuss Allocation Board (ALBO) funding, hear announcements from officers and discuss an amendment to the Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM), which concerns supplementary funding for student groups, in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The proposed amendment to TPM excepted off-campus performances from a rule which states […]

Events on the Hill — Week of October 20

MONDAY “Igor Makarov: The Political Economy of Russian Climate Policy” Details: Igor Makarov of the National Research University Higher School of Economics will give a talk regarding climate policy and economics in Russia. Registration by Eventbrite is required ahead of the event. Where and when: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 160 Packard Ave.; 12:30–2 […]

Mental Health Task Force releases report after 3 years

The Mental Health Task Force released its report to the community on Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day. According to the report, the Task Force was launched in the fall semester of 2016 by University President Anthony Monaco. “[The Task Force] was launched in December of 2016 … to examine the state of student mental health […]

Berman departs as medical school dean to continue fundraising for Tufts

Harris Berman will step down as dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) at the end of this year, marking the end of his 10-year term. Berman will continue to fundraise for both the medical school and the university on a part-time basis. TUSM Vice Dean Peter Bates, who will serve as interim […]

Maguire to step down as executive director of public safety, chief of TUPD

Kevin Maguire has announced that he is stepping down as executive director of public safety and chief of the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), effective Dec. 1. Tufts has begun a national search in order to fill the role Maguire has served for the past eight years. Maguire’s decision to step down is guided by […]

Weld outlines presidential platform at Tisch College event

Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld visited Tufts for a town hall event held in Paige Hall yesterday, where Weld addressed students, faculty and guests. The event was organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life and co-hosted by Tisch and Tufts Republicans. Dean of Tisch College Alan Solomont moderated the event. Solomont began […]

Haven replaces Health Promotion and Prevention to provide substance abuse assessments

The Haven at College, a program that works with college students to treat substance abuse disorders and mental health issues, opened a facility at Tufts two weeks ago. Through this program, students at Tufts can receive treatment while continuing their education, Director of Health Education Ian Wong told the Daily.  Prior to the opening of […]

Administration responds to TCU resolution 19-7 calling for a carbon-neutral endowment

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate published an Oct. 7 letter from Executive Vice President Michael W. Howard regarding his plans to establish an advisory group to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees for the purposes of reviewing issues with the university’s investments in fossil fuels.  The letter was in response to TCU Senate Resolution 19-7, “A Resolution Calling on […]

Eliot-Pearson implements mentorship program for first-year graduate students

This year, in an attempt to make the transition to graduate school more seamless, a pair of master’s students at Tufts’ Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development are implementing a new mentorship program that pairs first-year master’s and Ph.D. students with a more experienced student mentor. According to Nick Woolf, co-president of Eliot-Pearson’s […]