Massachusetts attorney general discusses state, national politics at Tisch College event

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey spoke to members of the Tufts, Medford and Somerville communities Monday about state and national politics and critical issues facing Massachusetts and the United States at Distler Performance Hall in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center. Healey spoke as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s […]


Hanukkah lighting ceremony reflects on Jewish identity, antisemitism

Around 60 students on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus welcomed a rainy first night of Hanukkah at the Mayer Campus Center Sunday in a candle-lighting service that was as much about the holiday as about American Jewish identity in the wake of the recent rise in antisemitism. The ceremony, a 15-year-old outreach initiative by the Rohr Chabad […]


Tufts community responds to ‘It’s okay to be white’ posters

Students and administrators, including the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and University President Anthony Monaco, responded Thursday to the appearance of posters linked to white nationalism around Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus on late Wednesday night. Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were affixed to get-out-the-vote signs that JumboVote, a nonpartisan initiative to increase […]


Tufts’ Jewish community grapples with anti-Semitism at Tree of Life memorial service

Mourners poured into the Granoff Family Hillel Center Monday to remember the lives of the 11 Jews murdered during Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pa. The attack was the deadliest single targeted act of anti-Semitism ever committed on American soil, according to the Anti-Defamation League, and of a […]


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 […]


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