7 faculty members named to endowed professorships

Seven faculty members have been named to endowed professorships, University President Anthony Monaco announced on Feb. 5 in an email to the Tufts community.  Four professors from the School of Arts and Sciences — Madina Agénor, Elizabeth Setren, Brian Schaffner and Sasha Fleary — received the distinction, along with Jamie Maguire of the Sackler School of Graduate […]

Administrators share tentative plans for new swimming pool

The university is tentatively exploring plans to construct a new pool facility, according to Barbara Stein, vice president of operations at Tufts. While there is no existing timeline for design and construction, the pool would replace the current Hamilton Pool, which serves the university’s aquatic teams, students and members of the Medford and Somerville communities. […]

Tufts announces new Brighter World fundraising campaign

Tufts officially announced the public phase of Brighter World: The Campaign for Tufts, which is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the school’s history, according to a press release published today. Through Brighter World, Tufts is seeking to raise $1.5 billion. The campaign marked the beginning of its public phase with a celebration on Saturday […]

Tufts Marathon Team runs in 120th Boston Marathon, operates under new contract

25 members of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated yesterday in the 120th Boston Marathon, running in spots allotted by John Hancock Financial Services, the marathon’s principal sponsor. The team ran to raise funds for the nutrition, medical and fitness programs at Tufts, including Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy research on childhood obesity, according to the TMT’s […]

Eric Johnson promoted to senior vice president of University Advancement

Eric Johnson, who has been a staff member at Tufts for the past 28 years, was recently promoted from vice president to senior vice president of the University Advancement Division. He will start in his new position on Friday, April 1.  Johnson started working at Tufts as a development officer in the School of Arts and Sciences. He held his former position […]

University endowment grows as fundraising increases

The Tufts endowment has grown from $1.47 billion at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013 to $1.6 billion at the end of FY 2014, according to the university’s Annual Financial Report. This increase seems to be part of a larger trend.  Christine Sanni, executive director of advancement communications and services, explained that the university’s endowment has seen rapid growth over the […]

Gehling to step down as Director of Athletics

After 16 years serving as Tufts’ Director of Athletics, William Gehling (LA ’74, G ’79) will officially step down from his current position on July 1 to assume the new role of senior advisor to University Advancement. According to Gehling, the search for a new director is currently underway. In 1979, Gehling started working at Tufts as the first coach […]