Six professors of humanities, social sciences to leave Tufts this year

Over the past several months, at least six Tufts faculty and staff members, notably from the humanities departments and from interdisciplinary consortium of studies in race, colonialism and diaspora (RCD) have announced their departures from their academic positions to pursue other opportunities. The RCD, according to its website, serves as an “academic home” to a variety of interdisciplinary programs including […]


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. […]


Op-Ed: Administration grossly removed from the effect budget policies have on students

Last week at the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Budget Transparency Town Hall students had an opportunity to hear from administrators about the state of finances at Tufts, specifically as they relate to tuition affordability and the deficit. Empty rhetoric about budgets being “too complicated to understand fully” and skewed statistics from the administration left many […]


Town hall on budget transparency adds to financial conversation

University administrators addressed a crowd of around 100 people at a Budget Transparency Town Hall on Tuesday, hosted by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and Tufts Student Action (TSA). The event, intended to start a discussion about the Tufts budget as well as current debt in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineeering (AS&E), included an […]


Debt, financial challenges strike Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering budget

According to the Budget Overview for 2017, the shared budget of the Schools of Art and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) must pay off $10 million in outstanding debt this year as part of its annual payment of debt and interest against a total of $161 million in outstanding debt. This has been issued to the school over time to support […]


MBTA explores possible fare hikes at public meetings

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced plans to raise fares on rapid transit to either $2.20 or $2.25 per trip at its Jan. 4 Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) meeting. The proposed fare hikes that would go into effect on July 1 come in response to a long-standing MBTA operating deficit, which is projected to climb from $170 million during […]


Green Line extension debacle a sign of systemic budget issues

Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack took some time out of her busy schedule last month to explain the disappointing news that, once again, the fate of the Green Line extension is up in the air. News broke in August that the long-planned and delayed Green Line extension north to College Avenue and Union Square from Lechmere may […]


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