Tufts Housing League meets with administration, discusses tiered housing system

Tufts Housing League (THL) met with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher Rossi and Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman in Dowling Hall to discuss the tiered housing system on Sept. 19, according to Rossi. The meeting was specifically intended to address the impact that Tufts’ tiered housing system — scheduled to take effect […]


Tufts administration to implement tiered housing system in 2019–20

The university administration is facing rising controversy over a tiered housing system that will increase the price of the more attractive on-campus housing units available to students. The announcement is drawing protests from students who fear that the new system will lead to economic segregation on campus. The administration has stated that it will adjust […]


Asian American Center to become nonresidential, community-focused space

The Asian American House and the Asian American Center will be separated next year, allowing for the Start House to be designated entirely for the Asian American Center, following a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution calling for Asian American identity-based housing to be separate from the center. As a result of the resolution, which passed Nov. 19, the Office […]


Video surveillance: Cameras spark concerns over appropriate use of footage

Editor’s note: This is the final article in a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. The first part was published on Nov. 30, and is posted online. In 2012, Tufts administration spearheaded a program to establish a formalized surveillance security policy that would cover both the cameras that had previously been installed on campus and the installation of […]


Rainbow House to get physical building in 2018–2019 academic year

Tufts administrators have committed to provide Rainbow House with a physical building for the 2018–2019 academic year, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi told the Daily in an email. Rossi said that he, LGBT Center Director Hope Freeman, ResLife Associate Director of Residential Education Sarah D’Annolfo and Rainbow House Manager Kenneth Meyerson came to this […]


ResLife makes structural changes to improve on-campus living

This academic year has ushered in a host of changes within the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). According to Christopher Rossi, the associate dean of student affairs, ResLife has put a number of reforms in place that provide co-curricular resources and support for students. Former ResLife Director Yolanda King has left Tufts, and a […]


ResLife to restructure staffing in central office, RA roles

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) will be restructured for the next academic year, with new positions both in ResLife’s central office and in dorms throughout campus. According to ResLife Director Yolanda King, the office will have an an associate director of housing operations, an associate director of residential education, three assistant directors, an […]


Campus Life, ResLife announce changes to leadership roles in first-year orientation

The orientation process for incoming first-year students will undergo changes beginning with the Class of 2021′s orientation in August. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will share responsibilities with First-Year Advisors (FYAs), who will perform the role of Resident Assistants (RAs) in first-year housing next year. Howard Woolf, director of the Experimental College and associate dean of undergraduate education, […]


ResLife to introduce changes to first-year housing

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) is preparing to consolidate first-year housing at Tufts and restructure the Residential Assistant (RA) program in the coming year, according to ResLife Director Yolanda King. Going forward, ResLife will house most first-year students in first-year only buildings, according to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Chris Rossi. This means the elimination of many mixed dorms, buildings […]


ACE Fellow program expands, redefines role on campus

The Academic and Community Engagement (ACE) Fellow program will expand the number of fellows from seven to 10 for the next academic year. This program, which places student leaders in residence halls to offer academic and social guidance to first-years, will also shift its approach to focusing on helping first-year students transition to Tufts. The program accepted its fellows for the 2016-2017 academic […]


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