Rove, Markey, Burke, Andrés to headline Distinguished Speaker Series

Tisch College of Civic Life announced its fall events, including who will speak at its Distinguished Speaker Series, in an email on Tuesday. According to Jessica Byrnes, the special projects administrator at Tisch College, previous events have included former vice presidents and business leaders. This year’s speaker series will include political consultant Karl Rove, U.S. […]

Michael Howard replaces Patricia Campbell as new executive vice president

Michael Howard began his position as the executive vice president of Tufts on July 1, according to TuftsNow. Howard previously served as the executive vice president for finance and administration at Smith College as well as vice president of finance at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Howard replaced Patricia Campbell, who had worked at Tufts […]

Aaron Parayno named new director of Asian American Center

An email sent out to students on behalf of Raymond Ou, senior associate dean of student affairs, announced Aaron Parayno as the new director of the Asian American Center. Parayno served as assistant director of the Asian American Center at Northeastern and supported student programs at both Babson College and Boston College. His arrival follows […]

Christopher Sedore named chief information officer

Christopher Sedore was appointed Tufts’ vice president and chief information officer (CIO) — where he’ll oversee Tufts Technology Services (TTS) — on July 10. Sedore, transitioning from the same role at the University of Texas at Austin, began his new position Aug. 5. Announcing his appointment July 10, University President Anthony Monaco and Executive Vice President […]

Construction on Green Line Extension progresses amid schedule pressures, community concerns

Construction on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) project has progressed this summer and is projected to finish on time despite growing concerns from state transportation officials about schedule pressures, according to GLX Program Manager John Dalton, who is overseeing the $2.3 billion project. At an MBTA Fiscal and Management Control […]

News roundup: Top headlines of last year

Bookended by the national midterm elections in November 2018 and the end of the Tufts Dining workers’ contract campaign in April, the past academic year was rife with Tufts-specific controversies as well as large-scale events. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill last year.  August and September In late August, […]

Nadeem Karimbux replaces Huw Thomas as dean of dental school

University President Anthony Monaco announced Nadeem Karimbux, who has served as associate dean of academic affairs and a professor in the periodontology department, will serve as the new dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM). According to the May 16 email, Karimbux’s deanship began on July 1. Born in Kenya and of Indian […]

Tiered housing implemented as CoHo’s final phase opens its doors

The start of this school year marks both the end of construction on Tufts’ latest housing development and the implementation of a major new housing policy. According to the Tufts Student Life (TSL) website,  the anticipated tiered housing policy, which will change on-campus housing prices based on quality, is to be implemented in the 2019–20 […]

Alumnae Lounge murals taken down over absence of people of color

A team of painting conservators removed 1955 murals depicting Charles Tufts, other university founders and prominent white alumni from the Alumnae Lounge over the summer, according to TuftsNow. The decision to remove the murals came after the recommendation of a review committee formed in 2018 following outcry about the absence of people of color in […]

Greg McGonigle departs from Tufts, Jennifer Peace named interim chaplain

Former University Chaplain Reverend Greg McGonigle left Tufts to serve as University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., according to a July 2 email from McGonigle and University President Anthony Monaco. McGonigle served as the chaplain at Tufts since 2013.  In an emailed statement to the Daily, […]