Op-ed: The art of protest

Works of art grace many buildings on Tufts campus. You can see them at Tisch Library walking past the Combined Degree Exhibition, on the second floor of the Campus Center, at the seventh floor of Dowling Hall and even next to Eaton Hall. Wherever you go on campus, it is not difficult to find artwork […]

At June Trustee meeting, administration optimistic about finances, diversity

The Board of Trustees held their last meeting of the 2018–19 academic year during Commencement weekend in May. The Trustees heard presentations from the university administration on the institution’s financial outlook and its efforts to promote diversity, according to a June 25 message from University President Anthony Monaco.  In a statement provided to the Daily […]

Alumnae Lounge murals taken down over absence of people of color

A team of painting conservators removed 1955 murals depicting Charles Tufts, other university founders and prominent white alumni from the Alumnae Lounge over the summer, according to TuftsNow. The decision to remove the murals came after the recommendation of a review committee formed in 2018 following outcry about the absence of people of color in […]

Tufts community responds to antisemitic flyers at open forum

The Tufts community grappled with hatred on campus in an open forum at the Interfaith Center yesterday, the latest in a series of university responses to last week’s antisemitic incident at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. On Tuesday morning, Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Neubauer executive director of Tufts Hillel, discovered over two dozen posters plastered on the […]

Huw Thomas to leave role as Dean of School of Dental Medicine

Dean of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) Huw Thomas will step down from his role at the conclusion of this academic year. Thomas has served as dean of TUSDM since 2011 after spending more than seven years as the dean of the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, […]

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 […]

Stavridis departs Fletcher after five years as dean

Admiral James Stavridis (F ’83, F ’84) stepped down on Aug. 1 as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy after five years in the position. Stavridis had served in multiple senior leadership roles in the U.S. military prior to assuming the deanship, including as head of the U.S. Southern Command from 2006 […]

Dean of Cummings School Deborah Kochevar to serve as provost ad interim

Deborah Kochevar, the Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, will serve as provost ad interim after Provost David Harris assumes his new role as president at Union College. University President Anthony Monaco said he was pleased to appoint Kochevar to serve in Harris’ place. “Debbie has been an outstanding Dean for [the] Cummings School, […]