Tufts alumni create summer internship fund for students interested in service

The Bruce-Griffey Leadership and Diversity Internship Fund, an alumni-organized grant to help students afford the financial burden of unpaid summer internships, was offered for the first time last summer. The alumni who created the grant are looking to continue and expand the fund for this summer, according to fund Co-Chair Francesca Freeman-Lujan (LA ’93). The fund […]


Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium features speakers from Greater Boston area

Tufts‘ annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on Monday afternoon in Breed Memorial Hall. This year, the event was organized as a symposium, and more than a dozen speakers and panelists discussed King’s legacy under the theme of “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” The symposium was sponsored by the Africana […]


Group of Six peer leaders facilitate greater communication, solidarity

For Christin Mujica, a peer leader at the Latino Center and a former peer leader at the LGBT Center, the fact that the two centers share Bolles House at 226 College Ave. has been a convenient way for her to find community. However, as someone who identifies as both queer and Latina, Mujica, a senior, recognized that not everyone feels comfortable […]


New group Damsels to provide supportive platform for women writers

Damsels is a new student club this fall that aims to create a comfortable, affirmative space for women writers at Tufts and beyond. The club creates a community and platform for women writers to share their stories by providing resources that expose women’s voices to broader communities, according to founders Kriska Desir and Chopper Carter-Schelp, both sophomores. “The goal of […]


Events on the Hill this week

Monday “From Bush to Obama and Beyond: Learning and Not Learning the Lessons of Iraq and Warfare in the Middle East” Details: Rami Khouri, senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative, will be giving a lecture assessing the United States’ involvement in the Middle East over the past 15 years, highlighting involvement […]


BlaQ(ueer) Magic event draws full house, aspiring poets

Tabias Wilson (LA ’13) returned to campus to speak about his book, “Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance,” where he was met with a full room inside the Granoff Music Center on the evening of Sept. 29. The event, titled, “BlaQ(ueer) Magic” was sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Africana […]


Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” Details: Visions of Peace is hosting a discussion with The Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of families who have lost loved ones throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speakers will focus on how to work through grief by communicating with others who have shared the same experience. When and Where: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Goddard Chapel […]


Senior Profile: Phillip David Ellison

Phillip David Ellison is not your average graduating senior. A transfer student, Ellison found his passion creating education opportunities for others through his time at Tufts. Now graduating with a double major in Africana Studies and History and a minor in entrepreneurial leadership studies, his list of accomplishments includes winning the Gordon Institute 100K competition and receiving the Presidential Award […]


Developing an institutional memory at Tufts: African-American history at Tufts

For most Tufts students, time on the Hill lasts only four years, and their memory of Tufts only includes the people they met and the experiences they had within that time. However, some students and faculty — both current and late — have devoted their time to looking back decades, even centuries, into Tufts’ history to integrate the people and experiences […]


Linda Daniels hired as staff psychologist, liaison to the Africana Center

Linda Daniels, Psy.D. joined the team of staff psychologists at Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) this semester. In addition, Daniels will act as a CMHS liaison to the Africana Center, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion at the university. At Tufts, Daniels said she hopes to get a better understanding of the issues facing […]


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