Six professors of humanities, social sciences to leave Tufts this year

Over the past several months, at least six Tufts faculty and staff members, notably from the humanities departments and from interdisciplinary consortium of studies in race, colonialism and diaspora (RCD) have announced their departures from their academic positions to pursue other opportunities. The RCD, according to its website, serves as an “academic home” to a variety of interdisciplinary programs including […]


Debt, financial challenges strike Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering budget

According to the Budget Overview for 2017, the shared budget of the Schools of Art and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) must pay off $10 million in outstanding debt this year as part of its annual payment of debt and interest against a total of $161 million in outstanding debt. This has been issued to the school over time to support […]


School of Arts & Sciences addresses budget deficit

The budget for the School of Arts & Sciences (A&S) is currently in a deficit, according to the Sept. 27 A&S faculty meeting minutes, which discussed the school’s budget and financial situation. In the minutes, Executive Administrative Dean for Arts & Sciences Scott Sahagian emphasized that the deficit exists for good reason; the university is investing in […]


Part-time faculty union members vote to ratify five-year contract

The tentative agreement for a new contract reached earlier this month between part-time lecturers and the School of Arts and Sciences was ratified by a huge majority on Oct. 25, according to Andy Klatt, lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and member of the part-time faculty’s bargaining committee. The ratification was almost unanimous, Patricia DiSilvio, […]


A year of change at the SMFA

Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) last June, and since then it has initiated a number of changes to how the school operates with an eye toward drawing it closer into the larger Tufts community, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. A Tufts-SMFA partnership has existed for more than 70 years, and both […]


New SEC cafe to replace Brown and Brew

Brown and Brew Coffee House will close at the end of the business day on Aug. 11 after more than 20 years of operation, according to Director of Dining and Business Services Patti Klos. The decision to close Brown and Brew was made when it became apparent that a new cafe will be included in the Science and Engineering […]


Part-time faculty prepare to renegotiate contract

The collective bargaining agreement for part-time adjunct faculty at Tufts is due to expire on June 30, and re-negotiations have begun between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Tufts administrators. Since the adjunct faculty at Tufts formed a union in 2013, their contract with Tufts has become a model for other schools in the Greater Boston area […]


Changes in federal requirements, student needs drive administrative reorganization

According to an Oct. 21 email from Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu to Tufts undergraduates, recent changes in administrative responsibility within Dowling Hall and other departments concerning student life will expand or change the roles of several deans, most notably Dean of Undergraduate and […]


Op-Ed: #HaltTheHike: A Call for transparency, accountability and accessibility in our community

 An email was sent to the undergraduate student body on April 12 by Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of Engineering Jianmin Qu with the subject line “2016-2017 Tuition Update,” notifying students for the first time in recent history of a 3.6 percent increase in tuition, room, board and fees, bringing tuition costs […]


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