Arts and Sciences graduate students to hold unionization vote

Graduate student employees of Tufts’ School of Arts and Sciences and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) will begin the process of voting to unionize with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509 today. Votes will be sent via mail today, and eligible voters will have until May 16 to send their mail-in ballot to the National […]

Graduate students consider unionization following NLRB decision

A group of Tufts graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts has been working toward forming a union for graduate students, following the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling last August that graduate students at private universities, as paid teaching and research assistants, […]

New graduate student lounge opens in Curtis Hall

The new graduate student lounge in Curtis Hall celebrated its opening on Feb. 26. The lounge’s opening was attended by graduate students and graduate directors, and it also featured a visit from University President Anthony Monaco. According to Burns Healy, president of the Graduate Student Council (GSC), the new lounge is meant to provide an additional on-campus […]

Karen Richardson to lead new Office of Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions, formerly a part of the Office of Graduate Studies, was officially launched under the initiative of Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin on July 1, and will be run by the new Director of Graduate Admissions Karen Richardson. The Office of Graduate Admissions will support the admissions process for the Graduate School of Arts and […]

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences names new dean

Robert Cook was named the new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) last May after serving as interim dean since the previous November. Cook replaced the former dean of GSAS, Lynne Pepall, who stepped down from the position in 2013 after serving as dean for seven years. Cook started at Tufts […]