Donna Brazile discusses her political background, youth vote at Tisch College event

Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), came to Tufts last night for a public forum as the first event of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series this semester. Jen McAndrew, the director of Communications, Strategy and Planning at Tisch College, said in an interview with the […]


Tisch College dean adds office hours to increase student engagement

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Dean Alan Solomont began hosting monthly office hours yesterday. Upcoming office hours, which were announced in a Jumbo Digest email sent to students on Feb. 3, will take place in Solomont’s office on March 11 and April 22 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. In an email to the […]


Tisch College releases Distinguished Speaker Series lineup

Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Donna Brazile, former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake and interfaith leader Eboo Patel will speak at Tufts University this semester as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. According to the Tisch College website, Brazile will speak on Feb. 5, Flake will speak […]


CIRCLE predicts historic youth turnout in 2018 midterms

Preliminary findings released by the Center for Information Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life show that youth turnout for the 2018 midterm elections increased by 10 percent from the 2014 midterm, according to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE. In a call with the media on Nov. […]


John Kerry to speak at Tufts in November

Former Secretary of State John Kerry will speak in Cohen Auditorium on Nov. 28 as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. According to Tisch College’s press release provided to the Daily, Kerry will focus on his career in public service and experience as an anti-war activist after returning […]


Tisch College expands campus role with new civic studies major, other changes

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life will be implementing a new civic studies program starting next fall, according to Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Tisch College. Levin explained that the interdisciplinary Civic Studies major will include classes from a variety of departments, including history, philosophy, sociology, economics and religion.  The […]


Al Gore outlines steps to mitigate climate change at Tisch College event

Former Vice President Al Gore warned about the consequences of climate change and outlined the steps that individuals can take to better the environment at a talk at Tufts yesterday. The event was hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Kelly Sims Gallagher, a professor […]


Students with undocumented status share fears, calls for action

This is the second part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney General […]


Tufts student voter turnout for presidential elections increases in 2016

From 2012 to 2016, voter turnout for Tufts students in national presidential elections increased by 12 percentage points, from 51.2 percent to 63.2 percent, according to a National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) report released today. The Tufts-specific data comes from a nationwide study of U.S. college and university student voting, encompassing more than one thousand American […]


Charlie Baker to speak at Tufts in February

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will speak at Tufts as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series this semester. Baker’s speech will be on Feb. 23 in Distler Performance Hall. The event will be free for Tufts students to attend, though it may be ticketed, according to Tisch College Director […]


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