TCU Senate calls on Tufts to recognize ULTRA

The TCU Senate met in Sophia Gordon Hall on Nov. 13. They introduced a resolution calling for the expansion of the American Sign Language Program at Tufts and voted on a resolution calling for Tufts University to voluntarily recognize the Tufts resident assistants’ union, ULTRA.After TCU Historian Julie Baik called attendance, TCU Parliamentarian Zachary Ferretti […]

RA union leads protest on academic quad, calls for university recognition

A group of Tufts resident assistants who have collectively organized to form a union — citing no wages, limited benefits and ambiguous contracts among other factors — held a protest on the academic quad on Nov. 14, calling for the university to voluntarily recognize their union. Students gathered outside Packard Hall and then marched to […]

Tufts appoints Cigdem Talgar for new role as vice provost for education

Tufts announced the appointment of Cigdem Talgar as the vice provost for education, a new position within the Office of the Provost, in an email to the Tufts community on Nov. 3. Talgar’s official start date is Dec. 1. Talgar comes to Tufts after serving as assistant vice chancellor in the educational innovation division at […]

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 […]

Annual Men of COLOR Leadership Conference held in Boston

On Nov. 8, COLOR Magazine and Tufts’ Chief Diversity Office sponsored the 12th annual Men of COLOR Leadership Conference. The event was part of Empower Week, a multi-day Boston-based conference focused on empowering professional men of color and leaders in diversity.  The event involved a number of in-person and virtual lectures and workshops meant to […]

SMFA Art Sale makes its post-pandemic return

Last weekend, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts hosted its first in-person Art Sale since the pandemic began. The annual sale, which serves as one of the primary fundraising campaigns for the SMFA, attracts visitors from the Tufts and SMFA communities and the greater Boston area.  Nate Harrison, dean ad interim of the […]

AMPT and Eco Reps host ‘Cultural Origins and Fusion of Food’ discussion

The Association of Mixed People at Tufts and Tufts Eco Reps co-hosted an event called “Discussion on Cultural Origins & Fusion of Food” on Nov. 7. This discussion focused on how food is intrinsically linked to cultural identity, colonialism and sustainability. Sierra Moll, who is a member of both Eco Reps and AMPT, explained the […]

Sex health vending machine arrives to campus

Tufts’ sex health vending machine opened on Oct. 7. Located on the lower level of the Campus Center, the machine is fully stocked with free condoms, lubricant and dental dams, in addition to $15 Plan B.  The project was spearheaded by the Tufts’ Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education and Tufts Students for National Abortion […]

MBTA finalizes plan to overhaul bus network by 2028

The MBTA released an updated draft of its Bus Network Redesign, part of the Better Bus Project, on Oct. 27. Following the release of the first draft in May, the bus map underwent revisions based on community feedback.  The Better Bus Project, a $9.6 billion five-year investment plan, encompasses a variety of programs meant to […]

New Spring 2023 course “Italian 10” will provide practical, cultural education

Tufts will offer a new course, officially titled “Conversational Italian,” starting next spring.  Unlike Italian 1, the class will focus on listening and speaking skills in practical, day-to-day situations as well as learning social and cultural norms.  The program is designed to prepare students who plan to participate in the Data and Computer Sciences and […]

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