Holocaust survivor Anna Ornstein stresses importance of hope in trying political times

Anna Ornstein, a Holocaust survivor who pursued a career in psychiatry, addressed 200 people in a packed ASEAN Auditorium in Cabot Intercultural Center yesterday. Ornstein, who survived Auschwitz and several work camps, detailed her experiences in the book “My Mother’s Eyes,” copies of which were available at the event. Her lecture was the 2018 keynote […]


Rabbi Jeffrey Summit reflects on nearly four decades as Tufts Hillel executive director

Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit is the outgoing Jewish chaplain and Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel, as well as a research professor in the music department and Judaic Studies program. During his 39 years at Tufts, in addition to leading Tufts Hillel, he has published monographs on the role of music in Jewish identity and […]


Naftali Brawer to succeed Jeffrey Summit as executive director of Tufts Hillel

Rabbi Naftali Brawer, a published writer and the chief executive of a London-based think tank, will succeed Rabbi Jeffrey Summit as the Jewish chaplain and Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts’ executive director of public relations. Brawer has taught in Jewish communities in Chile, Colombia and Venezuela, as well as in London. […]


Tufts Disorientation Guide content, removal spark backlash from Tufts community

The Tufts Disorientation Guide was removed from the official Tufts University Class of 2020 and 2021 Facebook pages on Sept. 3 in response to complaints received by the administration about some of the content of the guide, according to Patrick Collins, Tufts University executive director of public relations. According to a letter sent to the Tufts community by University […]


Activist Marian Wright Edelman speaks about child poverty

Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, spoke about American citizens’ obligation to combat the overwhelming presence of child poverty in a mostly full Cohen Auditorium on Monday evening. The talk was this year’s Merrin Moral Voices Lecture, in partnership with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. […]


Tufts’ religious groups celebrate interfaith month this February

The Interfaith Student Council (ISC) and the University Chaplaincy are sponsoring Tufts’ second annual Interfaith Awareness Month this month, which focuses on the theme of “Strength in Unity.” ISC has organized and promoted diverse faith-based events on campus to encourage collaboration among religious groups, according to ISC member Maretta Morovitz. “We really wanted to focus this month on … recognizing that all of […]


With free speech policy, Tufts community seeks civil dialogue

This January, the shooting of 12 people at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo shocked the world, and brought the topics of free speech and religious sensitivity to the fore. The violence sparked discussions across campus, where free speech has been a major topic of debate, and where both students and the administration have actively sought to […]


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