Tufts to offer employees paid leave on Election Day to vote

Tufts faculty, staff and employees that are registered to vote can take one hour of paid leave on Election Day to go vote, according to an Oct. 24 email to all university employees from Tufts Human Resources. The new policy will be continued in future years, according to Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell. The policy is available to […]


John Kerry to speak at Tufts in November

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will speak in Cohen Auditorium on Nov. 28 as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. According to Tisch College’s press release provided to the Daily, Kerry will focus on his career in public service and experience as an anti-war activist after returning […]


Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe speaks about youth voting, midterms, democracy

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at ASEAN Auditorium in the Cabot Intercultural Center on Tuesday as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College Distinguished Speakers Series. The discussion was facilitated by Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont and was later opened up to solicit student questions. McAuliffe spoke on a wide range of topics, including how he became involved in politics, the role […]


New tenants announced for Barnum Hall as renovations begin

Barnum Hall, currently vacant after the relocation of the Department of Biology to the Science and Engineering Complex in fall 2017, will be filled by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) and the Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) in summer 2019, at the conclusion of ongoing renovations. The renovations, which began […]


Expanded Bridge-Year program brings larger student community together

“A couple of years ago we got this idea that maybe there’s a better way to prepare students for college,” Alan Solomont, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, said at a Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year alumni presentation last Friday. “Maybe [after] a bridge year during which they can go live and work in a […]


UEP partners with Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative to help students, community

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) is launching the Co-Research/Co-Education Partnerships (CoRE), which will allow Tufts master’s students and staff from the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) to partner in researching and developing strategies for community-controlled economic development, according to Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master of Public Policy Program and Community Practice Penn Loh, who […]


Op-ed: Erased voices in the backlash of the divestment resolution

After the resolution that called for Tufts to divest from Northrop Grumman, Elbit Systems, Hewlett-Packard and G4S passed in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate body last Sunday, the campus has an undertone of tension stemming from the split(s) in how different groups view the conflict in Israel-Palestine. The dominant narrative, during and after the […]


Twitter vice president speaks about social network’s role in public opinion

Colin Crowell, the vice president of global public policy and corporate philanthropy at Twitter, spoke about how Twitter has changed civic discourse in recent years at a talk entitled “Twitter Diplomacy” yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Edward R. Murrow Center for […]


NPR correspondent moderates panel on civic life post-election

Speakers from a variety of fields addressed the current state of civic engagement in the United States at a panel discussion in a mostly-full ASEAN Auditorium last night. The event, entitled “The Civic State of the Union,” was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The event’s panelists were Professor Robert Putnam from the Harvard Kennedy School, […]


Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]


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