Student promotes cultural competency training program for faculty, staff

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate is currently supporting a new initiative to implement a mandatory cultural competency training program for Tufts faculty and staff, according to Walae Hayek, who serves as the TCU Women’s Center Community Representative and is spearheading the initiative.  Hayek, a junior, said that a cultural competency training for professors could help improve the campus climate and make […]


Lee Coffin to leave Tufts after 13 years as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin will leave his position of 13 years to become the new Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College on July 1. His successor will be chosen before Coffin officially leaves Tufts. Coffin’s transition was announced in a Feb. 4 statement to the Tufts community, written […]


New mentorship program aims to strengthen sense of belonging among students of color

According to a report of the Council on Diversity released in December of 2013, minority students reported experiencing a significant deficiency in faculty mentorship while at Tufts. To address this, Tufts has started a new mentorship program, aiming to improve the experience of underrepresented students by facilitating student-faculty relationships. “Focus group data from multiple Tufts sources points to classroom-based problems […]


Tufts students join nationwide protests against campus racism

BREAKING: Tufts students walk out of classes for #StudentBlackOut. Follow for live #thethreepercent coverage. #TuftsWithTheThree — The Tufts Daily (@TuftsDaily) November 18, 2015 Approximately 200 Tufts students, many of whom walked out of classes, marched to Porter Square yesterday afternoon to demonstrate in solidarity with student protesters across the country who have been demanding that colleges do more to […]


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