News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]

News roundup: Top stories from this year

The 2017–2018 academic year was an eventful one at Tufts. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill this year. September Tufts’ first-ever Blue and Brown Pass Down sale during move-in gave students moving in discounted prices on donations from students moving out the previous year. The Tufts Disorientation Guide was removed from the official Tufts […]

Trustees change policy for all boards in wake of Scaramucci case

On Jan. 29, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an addition to its policy regarding the removal of a member from a Board of Advisors, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “Removal – The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Dean/Program Director, Provost, and Chair on […]

Dean Stavridis, Provost Harris hold discussion about Board of Advisors

Three Tufts administrators held a discussion with students of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy about the school’s Board of Advisors on Nov. 16, in light of a petition to remove Anthony Scaramucci (LA ’86) from the board. The talk was led by Fletcher School Dean James Stavridis, Provost David Harris and Board of Advisors Program […]

Tufts receives $8 million gift to study collegiate-level learning

Tufts will soon expand its footprint into the study of collegiate education with the launch of the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI), according to a Tufts Now article. The institute will focus on developing more effective methodologies and techniques that can improve learning outcomes of students at Tufts and beyond, especially in science, technology, engineering and […]

Editorial: Bridging Differences fails to bridge the real gaps in the Tufts community

This fall, the Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative, aimed to promote constructive dialogue within the Tufts community on a variety of difficult issues. “Many members of our community are effective at engaging across lines of difference, but we believe that all of us can do better,” University President Anthony Monaco and […]

Office of the Provost launches Bridging Differences Initiative to encourage open dialogue on campus

The Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative this fall to encourage people with “profoundly different” points of view to openly discuss their thoughts and opinions. The initiative, led by Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris and Chief Diversity Officer Amy Freeman, is aimed towards creating a strategy to engage meaningfully with difficult topics on campus, […]

Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott denied tenure, students and alumni respond negatively

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott was denied tenure and will not be returning to Tufts this fall, according to an email sent to computer science students by Department of Computer Science Chair Kathleen Fisher on May 23.  The email emphasized that the decision was not made by the the computer science (CS) department. Instead, a faculty member applying for […]

Professors express mixture of fear and hope at executive order forum

Approximately 30 people gathered on Thursday night for a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration in the ASEAN Auditorium at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The panel, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, was the third forum hosted by the university to discuss the ramifications of the recent […]

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 […]