Class of 2022 most diverse in history, receives record-breaking financial aid

The first-year Class of 2022 is the most diverse in university history, according to an Aug. 29 Tufts Now article. Of domestic students in the Class of 2022, 37 percent identify as students of color, compared to 32 percent of students in the Class of 2021. Five percent of the students identify as black, seven […]


Tufts administration to implement tiered housing system in 2019–20

The university administration is facing rising controversy over a tiered housing system that will increase the price of the more attractive on-campus housing units available to students. The announcement is drawing protests from students who fear that the new system will lead to economic segregation on campus. The administration has stated that it will adjust […]


Engineering, SMFA faculty craft new curriculum with maker mindset

Students, graduate and undergraduate, pack a room at the 574 Boston Ave. Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC) on April 24 for their final presentations on their semester-long group projects: to design and prototype a solution that achieves one of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It may be surprising that this class, Emotional […]


Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto leads team behind innovative, tiny tooth-mounted diet tracker

Research done at the School of Engineering on a new, miniaturized diet-tracking tooth-mounted sensor has recently garnered significant media attention. On March 23, a team from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, led by Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering Fiorenzo Omenetto, published their research in the journal Advanced Materials about a tiny sensor — two […]


Deans explain tuition increases for 2018–2019 school year

Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu announced in a March 29 email that Tufts students could expect tuition to rise to $70,941 for the 2018–2019 academic year, a 3.76 percent increase from this year’s tuition. According to Glaser, rising costs are an expected part of running a university, and […]


New data science major to become available in fall 2018

Tufts has officially approved a new data science major in the School of Engineering, to become available next fall. According to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, this new major results from recent initiatives for progressive data science research and education. Alva Couch, an associate professor of computer science, co-authored the data science […]


Provost David Harris to become president of Union College

Tufts University Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced today that he will be leaving Tufts to become the president of Union College in July 2018. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon via the Union College and Tufts University Twitter accounts, a Union College press conference live stream on Facebook and an email sent by […]


University looks to create data science major, expand community health major

Over the past three years the university has taken steps to implement and expand programs in response to student demands. In particular, Tufts plans to implement a new major in data science, according to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, and is adding resources to the Community Health (CH) major. Qu explained that […]


Unpacking the part-time faculty presence at Tufts

On Oct. 11, the part-time faculty bargaining committee and the School of Arts and Sciences reached a tentative five-year agreement for a new contract. The contract has not yet been ratified, according to Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, but nonetheless represents an important milestone in the administration’s relationship with the faculty bargaining […]


Letter to the Editor

To the editor, We write to respond to former Latino Center Director Ruben Salinas Stern’s letter published on Sept. 7 raising concerns with the transparency and requirements of the recent Latino Center Director Search process. We have attempted to contact the author to correct his misunderstanding of the process but have not received a response as […]


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