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 […]


Science and Engineering Complex opens to Tufts community

The newly completed Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) between Boston and College Avenues will be open to students this semester. The complex consists of a 79,000-square foot addition attached to the existing Robinson and Anderson Halls, transitioning both halls into wings of the SEC, according to the Tufts Construction website. “The ground floor atrium space [is] […]


Jerry Meldon, chemical engineering professor and narco-politics author, dies at 69

Jerry H. Meldon, associate professor of chemical engineering at Tufts University, died at age 69 on July 18 after drowning while swimming in a North Carolina lake, according to a July 20 Tufts Now article.  Over his nearly four-decade tenure in Tufts’ Department of Chemical Engineering, Meldon produced and collaborated on highly-cited research into gas transport phenomena, according to […]


SPLC-named hate group calls students ‘terrorists’ in campus posters

Posters naming Tufts students and one Tufts professor as terrorists connected to Hamas were put up across the Medford/Somerville campus on Oct. 19. The Horowitz Freedom Center, a self-identified conservative anti-Islamist group, claimed responsibility for the posters in an email received by a number of Tufts students on the same day. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]


Residential Strategies Working Group proposes new housing plans on, off campus

The Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG)  is now looking to implement its recommendations for student housing, which include offering more on-campus housing options for juniors and seniors, improving existing residential facilities and potentially charging different prices for different on-campus living arrangements. The RSWG initially presented its recommendations to University President Anthony Monaco and the Board […]


Student promotes cultural competency training program for faculty, staff

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate is currently supporting a new initiative to implement a mandatory cultural competency training program for Tufts faculty and staff, according to Walae Hayek, who serves as the TCU Women’s Center Community Representative and is spearheading the initiative.  Hayek, a junior, said that a cultural competency training for professors could help improve the campus climate and make […]


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