Chris Swan assumes role as associate dean of Tisch College

Chris Swan stepped into his new role as associate dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service on Feb. 1, succeeding former associate dean Miriam Nelson. Swan explained that he assumed this position after working at Tufts for 21 years first as an assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, then serving as […]

Campus groups push for more training for students volunteering abroad

Representatives from on-campus groups working to increase training and preparation for students who volunteer abroad held a panel discussion in the Alumnae Lounge on Nov. 22. The discussion, called “Global Impacts: Questioning How Tufts Engages Abroad,” included groups and programs through which students often travel and volunteer internationally, such as GlobeMed, BUILD: Latin America, BUILD: India, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Tufts Hillel, […]

Tufts Engineers Without Borders to begin five-year project in Tanzania

Tufts’ chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is currently planning a new five-year project in Tanzania, with the goal of improving rural water access. According to Thomas DePalma, a sophomore and project leader, two EWB members will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an assessment trip. The members will visit different communities, meet with local non-governmental […]

Engineers Without Borders hosts second 5K

The Tufts chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) hosted a 5K run and walk last Sunday, April 19 around the Medford/Somerville campus to raise awareness about the organization and to raise funds for the group’s projects, according to junior Mary O’Kane, one of EWB’s fundraising chairs. EWB, an international interdisciplinary organization, seeks to take engineering outside of the classroom […]