Tufts community responds to antisemitic flyers at open forum

The Tufts community grappled with hatred on campus in an open forum at the Interfaith Center yesterday, the latest in a series of university responses to last week’s antisemitic incident at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. On Tuesday morning, Rabbi Naftali Brawer, Neubauer executive director of Tufts Hillel, discovered over two dozen posters plastered on the […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Dec. 11

MONDAY ChBE Seminar: Dr. Michael Timko Details: Dr. Michael Timko, a biology professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, is delivering the final lecture in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s fall 2017 seminar series. Where and when: Science and Technology Center, Room 136; 12 p.m. “Exam Kits and Massage Chairs” Details: Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC)’s First-Years subgroup […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Nov. 27

MONDAY “Childhood Trauma and Violent Extremism” Details: Dr. Heidi Ellis, director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, will speak about her research on how youth refugees’ experiences post-settlement may lead some to violent extremist ideology. The event is co-sponsored by ALLIES and the Child Development Association. When and Where: 6 p.m.; Cabot […]

New prayer room in Fletcher School provides convenience and community

Tufts opened a multifaith meditation and prayer room, or musallah, inside the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy earlier this month. The room is intended for use by Tufts’ Muslim community, but is open to use by people of all faiths and was organized by a group of both Muslim and non-Muslim students, according to Jack Whitacre […]

UCSD professor speaks on campus about race, intersectionality

Professor Fatima El-Tayeb of University of California at San Diego gave a lecture on the intersectionality of race, religion and sexuality, as well as the persistence of racism in Europe, at the Interfaith Center Tuesday evening. The Nov. 17 lecture, titled “Queer Life of Diaspora,” was hosted by the Consortium of Studies for Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (CSRD) and the […]

Vigil held to remember victims of Chapel Hill shooting

Members of Tufts’ Muslim community joined with fellow students and local residents to mourn the deaths and celebrate the lives of Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha and Deah Barakat, three Muslim-Americans who were murdered in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Tuesday, at the Interfaith Center Friday night. In sometimes-shaking voices, speakers praised the three victims’ lives […]

Religious students explore off-campus options

Tufts is home to students and faculty with a broad spectrum of faiths. It is this diversity that has driven Tufts chaplaincy to provide members of every faith with the representation and resources they need. Tufts’ religious population has access to three main centers of worship on campus: Goddard Chapel, Hillel and the Interfaith Center. To […]