John Barker, dean of International Education and Extended Programming, leaves Tufts

John Barker, dean of International Education and Extended Programming (IEEP), left Tufts at the end of the fall semester, according to Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, James Glaser. Baker plans to relocate to Rochester, NY where he will pursue a career in the private sector focused on educational consulting. Prior to joining […]

Students lobby administrators to reform Tufts-in-Talloires program

Fourteen students of color who participated in the Tufts-in-Talloires program at Tufts’ European Center in Talloires, France this past summer have been meeting this semester with administrators in an effort to make the program more inclusive for all students, particularly students of color. The meetings began in response to an incident that took place this summer, in which a group […]

Roberto Gonzales gives Common Reading Program lecture

Roberto Gonzales, author of this year’s Common Reading Book “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America,” gave a lecture at Cohen Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. […]

New committee created for orientation following departure of associate dean for orientation

As the admissions process for the Class of 2020 continues, the Office of Undergraduate Education is gearing up for the next group of Jumbos with the creation of a new committee this spring tasked with handling the management of the Undergraduate Orientation program. The committee first met to discuss orientation programming in January, and will continue to meet every […]

New Student Life website replaces TuftsLife

The new Student Life website launched last week to replace TuftsLife, the student-created website that, for the past decade, has served as a platform for students to find online information regarding Tufts. According to Student Services Communication Specialist Caitlin Felsman Pfitzer, who led the development of the new site, Student Life was created to provide an easily accessible, central platform for […]

Common Reading book author Eboo Patel speaks about faith

The author of this year’s Common Reading book, Eboo Patel, spoke about interfaith work, the exploratory nature of college life and other ideas from in his book to a large audience in Cohen Auditorium last night. Patel’s book “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation” was sent to all incoming first-years and […]

TCA, administration agree to discuss divestment further

After a three-day sit-in, Tufts Climate Action and university administrators reached an agreement regarding divestment from fossil fuels, according to sophomore TCA member Shana Gallagher and Director of Public Relations Kim Thurler. Executive Vice President Patricia Cambell, Gallagher and fellow TCA member, senior Evan Bell, signed the agreement on Friday afternoon. The agreement calls for an […]