El Centro: Over tea, not fire

At Tufts, we call ourselves quirky. We say that we’re striving for equality and for inclusion. We say we want diversity. But who really is this “we”? Who is included in this narrative? In one of my seminar courses, I sit in the same seat every class. I won’t say that there is no shuffling, but […]


Q&A: Inaugural Tufts Latinx Film Festival celebrates diversity, dialogue

While movies can amuse and entertain us, they also teach us a lot about ourselves and the society we live in. It is also important and beneficial to watch movies that depict the lives and societies of others, so we can develop a better understanding and appreciation of each other and begin to bridge the […]


Class of 2022 most diverse in history, receives record-breaking financial aid

The first-year Class of 2022 is the most diverse in university history, according to an Aug. 29 Tufts Now article. Of domestic students in the Class of 2022, 37 percent identify as students of color, compared to 32 percent of students in the Class of 2021. Five percent of the students identify as black, seven […]


Jumbo Exchange: Appreciating diversity

The fact that this week is the final week of classes makes me realize that it’s really the end of the semester, which also means the end of my exchange program. The next three weeks are likely to pass quickly because I’m going to be busy writing essays and studying for exams. Besides that, I’m […]


MFA’s ‘Monuments to Us’ exhibit raises crucial questions, but falls short

In recent years, followers of the art world have seen increasing initiative to include artists and subjects of marginalized communities. Yet, we are still more inclined to see inclusive art as fringe or intentionally diverse. By labeling these pieces as “monuments,” the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) is attempting to change that perception. “Monuments to […]


Tufts, Northeastern students aim to increase diversity in technology through startup TechSpark

Sophomores Kingsley Udoyi and Timi Dayo-Kayode are not your average computer science students. In just three semesters, the two have launched, pitched and gained funding for their business called TechSpark. This multi-branch startup aims to reduce bias impacting marginalized students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields both at Tufts and beyond. The pair — in partnership […]


Amy Freeman appointed Chief Diversity Officer

Amy Freeman will take over as the new chief diversity officer (CDO) and associate provost (AP) at Tufts today, replacing previous CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas and interim CDOs Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes. Freeman joins Tufts after 13 years at Pennsylvania State University,where she served as assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion, and oversaw the university’s Multicultural Engineering Program and […]


Makeup companies commit to greater diversity, male visibility in 2017

Diversity campaigns in makeup and beauty are nothing new, but the end of 2016 saw a mass movement of makeup companies working toward more inclusivity and representation. And so far, 2017 has only upped the ante. It started in August 2016 with L’Oreal Paris UK, a branch of the company L’Oreal Paris, and its campaign to “celebrate diversity,” […]


Editorial: Tufts should do more to ensure economic diversity

On Jan. 18, the New York Times published an article analyzing the income distribution of students in various colleges. The article, based on a recent study, showed that 38 colleges and universities in the United States had more students from the top one percent of the income scale than from the bottom 60 percent. Ranked in order […]


Students lobby administrators to reform Tufts-in-Talloires program

Fourteen students of color who participated in the Tufts-in-Talloires program at Tufts’ European Center in Talloires, France this past summer have been meeting this semester with administrators in an effort to make the program more inclusive for all students, particularly students of color. The meetings began in response to an incident that took place this summer, in which a group […]


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