Point-Counterpoint: Abolishing fraternities

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on whether or not Tufts University should abolish fraternities.  The case for abolishing  The images conjured up in the Nov. 7 Observer opinion piece, “Abolish Fraternities,” were chilling, disturbing and, ultimately, impossible to forget. And yet, […]


A post-election statement from the Nov. 9 faculty group at Tufts University

In this post-election moment, we have witnessed increasing threats to the present and future safety and wellbeing of our community. As faculty members at Tufts University, we pledge to actively commit ourselves to social justice and principles of community, compassion, decency and protection. We commit to continuing the work of teaching, conducting research and encouraging […]


Mark Brimhall-Vargas to leave role as Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas will be leaving his position at Tufts on Jan. 10 after a year and a half of serving in the role. He will assume the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brandeis University upon his departure. In a Nov. 2 email from Provost David […]


Editorial: Cultural competency training could be transformative — so long as it’s truly comprehensive

Two weeks ago, the Tufts Community Union Senate passed a resolution requiring cultural competency training for all faculty and administrative staff. As the resolution explains, research has shown that cultural competency for instructors leads to better outcomes for students, both in terms of feelings of personal growth as well as community building in the classroom. The students […]


Inter Greek Council takes First steps toward Greek life anti-racism task force

The Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is working with the LGBT Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to create a Greek Life Anti-Racism task force, according to Christin Mujica, IGC vice president of community engagement. Each Greek organization at Tufts is required to send two representatives to participate on the […]


Point-Counterpoint: Need Blind Admissions at Tufts

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on need-blind admissions at private universities.  The Case For Need-Blind Admissions As a liberal university community, most Tufts students would agree that one’s family income and wealth should not be a determining […]


Editorial: Reassessing unpaid internships

As the job market becomes more competitive, students must find new ways to differentiate themselves from their peers. Unpaid internships have long been a way for college students to gain exposure to the types of work they would like to do in the future without a financial commitment on the part of the company hiring […]


Karen Richardson appointed new dean of admissions

Karen Richardson, formerly the associate director of graduate admissions, replaced Lee Coffin as the dean of undergraduate admissions in July. Richardson was selected in June after a national search by a committee comprised of a range of faculty members, Tufts administrators and student representatives, according to Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, who co-chaired the search committee […]


Editorial: Reassessing selectivity

Tufts issued a triumphant news release in April titled, “Tufts Gets More Selective — Again,” priding itself on the fact that this year’s acceptance rate is at an all-time low of 14 percent. The article explains the reasons behind the drop, citing a six percent increase in undergraduate applications. It also says that the Class of 2020 is the “most diverse” class […]


COPYRIGHT 2018 THE TUFTS DAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.