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 […]

Op-ed: An update on tuition and financial aid at Tufts

Dear concerned Tufts students, Thank you for your open letter of April 25, and for sharing your concerns about the rising cost of tuition. We realize that tuition is a significant investment for our students and families. We have worked very hard to control our expenses and increase efficiencies so that we can minimize tuition […]

Undergraduate tuition, fees to rise for upcoming academic year

James Glaser, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Jianmin Qu, dean of the School of Engineering, sent out an email update to Tufts undergraduate students on April 12, detailing the projected increased tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year in an effort to help family financial planning. Undergraduate tuition will increase by $1,784 […]

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discusses policy, projects with Tufts students

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke yesterday morning at a roundtable discussion in the Rabb Room, where he answered students’ questions about transportation planning and policy. The event, hosted by Tisch College and the School of Engineering, was Foxx’s only visit to a university while in the Boston area, according to Alan Solomont, the Pamela Omidyar dean […]