FIRST Resource Center celebrates grand opening, announces 24/7 access

Tufts’ FIRST Resource Center held its grand opening ceremony on Oct. 1 in the Alumnae Lounge. The center, located at 20 Professors Row, will be open 24/7 for students who fill out an online request form, according to Associate Director for Student Success and Advising Margot Cardamone. The center, supported by the Office of Student Success and […]


Class of 2022 begins college career with Illumination Ceremony

Over 1,600 first-years and transfer students gathered on the President’s Lawn on Saturday night to participate in Tufts’ Illumination Ceremony, according to University Chaplain Reverend Greg McGonigle. The candle lighting ceremony — an undergraduate tradition meant to symbolize university benefactor Charles Tufts’ mission to “put a light” upon Walnut Hill, according to McGonigle — was organized by the University Chaplaincy. […]


Following faculty divestment vote, university confirms Tufts has no direct investments in gun manufacturers

Following the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Professor Sheldon Krimsky wrote a petition to urge the administration to divest from companies that produce, distribute or sell military-style weapons to the public. Arts, Sciences and Engineering faculty members voted 50-0-4 in support of the petition, which has received […]


Provost David Harris to become president of Union College

Tufts University Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced today that he will be leaving Tufts to become the president of Union College in July 2018. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon via the Union College and Tufts University Twitter accounts, a Union College press conference live stream on Facebook and an email sent by […]


University raises concerns over Congressional tax plan

The university administration came out in opposition last week to provisions in Congress’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would impact Tufts and other institutions of higher education. The House of Representatives passed a version of the tax reform bill earlier this month, which included several provisions that would affect Tufts, and the Senate is expected to […]


Tufts announces new Brighter World fundraising campaign

Tufts officially announced the public phase of Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts, which is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history, according to a press release published today. Through Brighter World, Tufts is seeking to raise $1.5 billion. The campaign marked the beginning of its public phase with a celebration on Saturday […]


Tufts receives $8 million gift to study collegiate-level learning

Tufts will soon expand its footprint into the study of collegiate education with the launch of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI), according to a Tufts Now article. The institute will focus on developing more effective methodologies and techniques that can improve learning outcomes of students at Tufts and beyond, especially in science, technology, engineering and […]


Mac Maharaj discusses peace, justice in post-apartheid South Africa

Mac Maharaj, a central figure in the journey to end of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, spoke about his observations from the struggle to bring peace to his country at an event on Thursday night. Maharaj also received the Robert and JoAnn Bendetson Public Diplomacy Award, an honor given through the Institute for Global Leadership […]


Editorial: Bridging Differences fails to bridge the real gaps in the Tufts community

This fall, the Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative, aimed to promote constructive dialogue within the Tufts community on a variety of difficult issues. “Many members of our community are effective at engaging across lines of difference, but we believe that all of us can do better,” University President Anthony Monaco and […]


News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]


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