Donna Brazile discusses her political background, youth vote at Tisch College event

Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), came to Tufts last night for a public forum as the first event of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series this semester. Jen McAndrew, the director of Communications, Strategy and Planning at Tisch College, said in an interview with the […]

Women’s Center continues search for new leadership

Hope Freeman will continue her work as the interim director for the Women’s Center after stepping in during November 2018 to fill the opening left by former director K. Martinez. A committee to search for a new candidate is not currently active as the Office of Student Affairs considers a reorganization of the Group of Six, specifically within the […]

Police Briefs – Week of Feb. 18

Get Well(esley) soon On Feb. 9 at 12:54 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to a medical call from Hill Hall regarding an intoxicated Wellesley College student. Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) administered care for the student, and they were transported to the hospital for further treatment. TUPD notified the Wellesley College Police Department. […]

Tufts purchases property at 123 Packard from Theta Delta Chi, plans to make it a residential hall

The Tufts administration purchased the property at 123 Packard Avenue on Jan. 7 for two million dollars. The house, which was previously owned by the Theta Delta Chi Corporation, will be used to expand on-campus housing options for students, according to Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “While the current occupants have lived in the property […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 18

TUESDAY “Distinguished Speaker Series: Donna Brazile” Details: As their first Distinguished Speaker of the semester, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will invite Donna Brazile, political strategist and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, to speak on the state of politics and the looming presidential election. Where and when: ASEAN Auditorium; 6:30 p.m. […]

TCU Senate hears resolution calling for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility, inclusion

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a resolution outlining several ways for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility and inclusion for the student body, in addition to several supplementary funding requests and an announcement by representatives from the Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC). The […]

Fletcher hosts One Billion Rising performances to end gender-based violence

The Fletcher Henry J. Leir Institute and the Fletcher Global Women group hosted a “Performances in Solidarity Against Sexual Violence” event last night in the ASEAN auditorium. The evening was held in conjunction with the annual One Billion Rising movement. The event consisted of seven performances including an a cappella performance and spoken monologues concentrated on sexual […]

Safe Communities Act reintroduced in state legislature

Amid a nationwide rise in immigration enforcement, Massachusetts lawmakers and advocates have renewed a push to limit state and local police departments’ cooperation with federal immigration authorities. A new bill was introduced on Beacon Hill in January, and it has already accrued dozens of sponsors in the state legislature, though advocates hope it is not sidelined like a […]

Tufts students walk out to commemorate Parkland shooting anniversary

On Thursday afternoon, members of the Tufts community walked out to end gun violence and mourn the lives lost to the Parkland school shooting, assembling at the Tufts Cannon. Around two dozen students and faculty members attended the walkout, which commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. that […]

School of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22

Tufts School of Engineering will recognize National Engineers Week (E-Week), a national event that celebrates engineering, next week.  Events start on Feb. 15 and end on Feb. 22. Chris Swan, the dean of undergraduate education for the School of Engineering, outlined the goal of the week-long initiative. “The big goal is really to put an outward-looking face on […]