Alumnus Nathan Foster launches trustee campaign rooted in advocacy, accessibility

Nathan Foster (LA ’18) recently launched a campaign to become an alumni trustee. If elected, Foster would be the most recent Tufts graduate to sit on the Board of Trustees — among the current alumni trustee representatives, the most recent graduate did so in 2001. Foster’s campaign platform draws from his experience last year as a trustee representative. […]


TCU Senate elects new trustee representatives

Editor’s note: The Daily has not been permitted to cover TCU Senate debates on internal appointments including trustee representatives in the past. However, the Daily was initially told by Senate that access will not be given for the entire meeting discussed in this article, including parts that did not concern trustee representative appointments. Senate later […]


Op-Ed: Nathan Foster, running for alumni trustee

I graduated in May. Now I’m running for a position on the Board of Trustees. My name is Nathan Foster, and I am running for alumni trustee to help create a fairer, more democratic Tufts. The Board of Trustees is Tufts’ governing body, ultimately responsible for everything from tuition hikes and the construction of new […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 4: The future of affordability at Tufts

This is part four in a four-part series from the Daily’s Investigative Team. As explored in part three of this reporting series, Tufts’ need-aware policy, necessitated by budget limitations and ambitious expenditures, has likely decreased the accessibility of the university for low-income students. However, Nick Ducoff, the founder of Edmit — a company that helps students evaluate college […]


Affordability and the Budget, Part 1: Expansion, investment and the making of an elite institution

Tufts may not have the university name recognition of its world-renowned neighbors in Cambridge, but it is widely considered an elite institution, well-known for providing a high quality undergraduate education and for conducting world-class research amongst its students and faculty. In 2018, Tufts was ranked the 29th best university in the country according to U.S. […]


Students, faculty respond to choice of Ellen Kullman as commencement speaker

The 2018 Commencement speaker and trustee emerita Ellen J. Kullman (E ’78) faces a considerable task: In a matter of minutes, her commencement address must appeal to listeners across diverse backgrounds, career trajectories and nationalities, with a graduating class of over 1,300-strong in attendance. At first blush, Kullman, former CEO and chair of the board of […]


Trustees change policy for all boards in wake of Scaramucci case

On Jan. 29, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an addition to its policy regarding the removal of a member from a Board of Advisors, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “Removal – The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Dean/Program Director, Provost, and Chair on […]


Dean Stavridis, Provost Harris hold discussion about Board of Advisors

Three Tufts administrators held a discussion with students of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy about the school’s Board of Advisors on Nov. 16, in light of a petition to remove Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) from the board. The talk was led by Fletcher School Dean James Stavridis, Provost David Harris and Board of Advisors Program […]


Op-ed: Hescott’s Army

At commencement, the head of the Board of Trustees Peter Dolan stated that Tufts is a student-focused research institution. On the same day, the Board of Trustees denied tenure to beloved computer science (CS) Assistant Professor Ben Hescott, winner of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising (2012), the Graduate Student […]


Board of Trustees rejects divestment again following meeting with pro-divestment students, faculty members

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) member Shana Gallagher represented the student divestment campaign at a meeting with the executive committee of the University Board of Trustees on Oct. 13 to discuss the May 6 faculty resolution that advocated for Tufts to divest a portion of their endowment from fossil fuel companies. They were joined by two […]


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