Robin DiAngelo, Jack Hill visit campus to speak about ‘White Fragility’

Robin DiAngelo and Jack Hill held a session yesterday with the Tufts community centered around DiAngelo’s recently released book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” (2018). The talk focused on the discomfort white people exhibit when their views on race are challenged, and how they can overcome this discomfort and […]

Amy Freeman appointed Chief Diversity Officer

Amy Freeman will take over as the new chief diversity officer (CDO) and associate provost (AP) at Tufts today, replacing previous CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas and interim CDOs Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes. Freeman joins Tufts after 13 years at Pennsylvania State University,where she served as assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion, and oversaw the university’s Multicultural Engineering Program and […]

TCU Senate discusses supplementary funding requests, appeals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear an appeal. After TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting, Vice President Shai Slotky then took the floor to ask for committee updates and general announcements. There was nothing new from […]

Senators give committee updates, discuss supplementary funding

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and an appeal. After TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting, Vice President Shai Slotky asked for committee updates. Diversity and Community Affairs Officer Benya Kraus, who chairs the Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs Committee, gave the […]

Tufts appoints new interim Chief Diversity Officers

Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes are Tufts’ new interim Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), following former CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas’s departure from Tufts on Jan. 10. Glover is the associate dean of public health and professional degree programs at the Tufts Medical School, and Pinderhughes is a professor of child study and human development. They both said that they will […]

Mark Brimhall-Vargas to leave role as Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas will be leaving his position at Tufts on Jan. 10 after a year and a half of serving in the role. He will assume the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brandeis University upon his departure. In a Nov. 2 email from Provost David […]

Nino Testa to leave role as LGBT Center Director

Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center Nino Testa (G ’13) will be leaving Tufts on Dec. 16, after having served in the role for the past two and a half years. According to Testa, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon will hire an interim director for the spring while a nationwide search for […]

Visions of Peace hosts bereaved Israeli, Palestinian parents

Tufts Visions of Peace hosted “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” in Goddard Chapel on Monday night with representatives from The Parents Circle – Families Forum, an organization advocating for peace in Israel and Palestine that is made up of people who have lost family members to the conflict. The event, which was sponsored by Tufts Hillel, the […]

Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” Details: Visions of Peace is hosting a discussion with The Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of families who have lost loved ones throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speakers will focus on how to work through grief by communicating with others who have shared the same experience. When and Where: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Goddard Chapel […]

Tufts launches new ‘Diversity Dashboard’ to improve demographic transparency

The university launched a new Diversity and Inclusion site on Monday, alongside introducing the new homepage. The site includes an expansive “Diversity Dashboard” geared toward making university demographics more accessible to the Tufts community members and prospective students. According to Jessica Sharkness, senior associate director of the Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation (OIRE) […]