Linda Daniels named Senior Director of Diversity, Pluralism and Inclusion

Linda Daniels was named senior director of diversity, pluralism and inclusion this semester. In this role, she will work on programs related to intersectionality and pluralism, in partnership with the Group of Six Centers, the Office of Residential Life and Learning, the Office for Campus Life and a number of other campus offices, according to an […]

Hope Denese Freeman to begin term as LGBT Center director

Disclaimer: Alison Kuah is a staff writer and former executive sports editor for the Daily. She was not involved in the writing of this article. Hope Denese Freeman has been named the new director of the LGBT Center  and will begin in that role on Monday. She will succeed former LGBT Center Director Nino Testa, who left the […]

Sisters drop Chi Omega sorority in protest of Greek system

Over the course of the fall semester, Chi Omega’s Chi Alpha chapter at Tufts saw the departure of a number of members, amidst criticism that Greek life is exclusionary. Nine of these sisters — Gabriela Bonfiglio, Claudia Mihm, Chelsea Hayashi, Meg Weck, Emily Sim, Lily Blumkin, Benya Kraus, Supriya Sanjay and Zoe Miller — then wrote an evocative […]

Group of Six peer leaders facilitate greater communication, solidarity

For Christin Mujica, a peer leader at the Latino Center and a former peer leader at the LGBT Center, the fact that the two centers share Bolles House at 226 College Ave. has been a convenient way for her to find community. However, as someone who identifies as both queer and Latina, Mujica, a senior, recognized that not everyone feels comfortable […]

Senate debates extending $3000 in stipends to additional Senate officers

During the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting on Oct. 10, an Allocations Board (ALBO) recommendation concerning the expansion of TCU-provided stipends was introduced for discussion. The ALBO recommendation proposed stipends for the Diversity and Community Affairs Officer, the Parliamentarian and the Historian of $1,000 per year each. The proposal would be an extension of […]

Newly established Tufts Funny Ladies strives to build creative safe space for women in comedy

In 2007, Vanity Fair published a piece called “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” in which the author, Christopher Hitchens, casually and blatantly throws out sexist generalizations as he meditates on women and their capacity to be funny. Hitchens unabashedly asserts that women are “backward in generating” humor and that the best female comedians are “hefty or […]

Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives engage students in exploring identity

The Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives, which works with Tufts students in identity and social justice leadership development, held a panel event about faith and colonialism on Monday evening. Director of Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives Steph Gauchel, who works with the Group of Six and Social Justice Leadership Initiative (SJLI) in her role, said the event was one of several semester projects meant to engage students […]

Community representative positions remain unfilled

Shortly after midnight, junior Brian Tesser won the election for Tufts Community Union (TCU) President. But in an election held on April 7 for several Senate and other TCU positions, five of the six community representative positions went unfilled. Community representatives come from the Asian American, Africana, Latino, women’s, LGBTQ and international communities — the same communities […]

Intercultural and Social Identities Program moves under Dean of Student Affairs Office

This fall, the Intercultural and Social Identities Program (ISIP) will go from a stand-alone office to a full-scale initiative led by a new director of Student Affairs Pluralism Initiatives (SAPI) and incorporated into the Dean of Student Affairs Office (DOSA). Director of the Women’s Center Steph Gauchel will assume the new director position for the 2014-2015 academic year. ISIP was launched in […]