Events on the Hill – Week of Feb. 20

TUESDAY “Tufts University Phone Bank for Transgender Equality” Details: As part of a partnership with Freedom for All Massachusetts, students are calling Massachusetts state officials to defend transgender equality. Where and when: Tufts University LGBT Center, 226 College Ave; 6–9 p.m. “A Conversation with Jay Gonzalez” Details: For the third segment in their Gubernatorial Series this […]

Inaugural cohort of Tisch dialogue fellows promotes critical discussion, lived experience, activism

In response to the need for students to discuss important, difficult and divisive topics that grip Tufts campus, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life has implemented a new Tisch Dialogue Fellows Program. According to Jonathan Garlick, a senior fellow at Tisch College and creator of the program, he hopes that the program will serve as a way to […]

New Tisch initiative explores social-emotional learning in the Tufts classroom

Emotions are often hidden away from the college classroom, even when discussing emotionally charged or sensitive topics. A new Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life initiative, funded by alumnus David T. Zussman (A ’53) and his family through the Zussman Fund for Social and Emotional Learning, aims to change that. The fund will work with faculty […]

Tufts hosts roundtable on national opioid epidemic

A roundtable discussion entitled “The Opioid Epidemic: What Happens Next and Who Will Decide?” was held yesterday in the conference room of the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Civic Science Roundtable series. 15 people reserved a spot at the event and seven people attended, according to Jonathan Garlick, the event’s […]

Events on the Hill: Nov. 28, 2016

MONDAY “Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements: Your Thoughts!” Details: This is the first in a series of meetings to evaluate the liberal arts curriculum and make suggestions to change or improve it. Pizza will be served. When and Where: 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Alumnae Lounge Sponsor: Tufts Community Union Senate “The Magnitsky Case: What a Death in a Moscow Prison Means for […]

Dialogue events seek to foster campus community during 2016 election

On Sept. 19, members of the Tufts community received an email from Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas announcing the office’s efforts to build a “campus community” during the 2016 presidential election season. Brimhall-Vargas wrote in the email that he, along with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the University Chaplaincy, Student Affairs and a number of faculty, staff […]