Alumni elect investor Lori Roth, biotech entrepreneur Kenneth Fan to Board of Trustees

Tufts alumni chose to elect Lori Roth (J ’86), a New York City real estate investor, and Kenneth C. Fan (E ’01, F ’07), the COO of eGenesis, a Cambridge biotech company, to represent them on the Tufts University Board of Trustees for a five-year term starting in 2020, according to Bill Gehling (A ’74, […]

Alumni Q&A: Laurie Gabriel

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Laurie Gabriel (J ’76) graduated from Tufts in 1976 with a bachelor of arts in economics. After her time at Tufts, she has held several positions at […]

Editorial: The Board of Trustees should have public meetings

The Board of Trustees wields a great deal of power in determining the future of Tufts; according to its website, “the Board appoints the President, who leads and manages the institution; approves the University’s mission and purpose, institutional policies and changes in academic programs; guards the University’s finances; and sets an example of generous financial […]

Op-Ed: Transparency and the university budget

When housing prices increase, where does the money go? Why are we in a deficit, and what is the university doing to change it? Decisions made on our university’s budget are often obscured from student view. While of course there are some aspects of university spending that should not be disclosed to students, such as […]

Op-Ed: Transparency and the student voice

Tufts prides itself on its students’ activism, self-advocacy for their liberal world view and desire to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, the university also stifles our ability to do great activist and advocacy work to make Tufts a better place. By keeping budgetary, staff and academic decision-making processes and rationale hidden from students, the Tufts […]

Alumni for Trustees election candidates share platforms, connections to Tufts

Kenneth C. Fan (E ‘01, F ‘07), David B. Meyers (A ‘96), Lori Roth (J ‘86) and Sonja Bartlett (A ’90) are running for the Tufts University Board of Trustees after having been selected by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. The Daily spoke with the four candidates to learn about their stances on […]

4 candidates campaign in Trustee Election, university works to boost turnout

The Tufts University Alumni Association sent ballots for two open Alumni Trustee seats on the Tufts University Board of Trustees as well as nine open seats on the Tufts University Alumni Council to Tufts alumni by email last Thursday. The voting period will end March 31 and results of the election will be announced at the Alumni Council meeting […]

Board of Trustees creates subcommittee on student affairs

The Tufts Board of Trustees voted to create a Student Affairs Subcommittee in November in hopes of further progress towards the recommendations the Student Life Review Committee (SLRC) made in Spring 2017. Mary Pat McMahon, dean of student affairs for the School of Arts and Sciences, said that Deb Jospin (J ’80), then a trustee […]

Foster not chosen for Trustee ballot, student activists disappointed

Nathan Foster (LA ‘18) ended his campaign for an alumni trustee seat on the Tufts University Board of Trustees on Dec. 18, after not being selected for the ballot by the Nominating Committee of the Tufts University Alumni Council. “While I respect this decision, it just shows the need for real democratic reforms,” Foster said in […]

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. […]