CIRCLE predicts historic youth turnout in 2018 midterms

Preliminary findings released by the Center for Information Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life show that youth turnout for the 2018 midterm elections increased by 10 percent from the 2014 midterm, according to Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of CIRCLE. In a call with the media on Nov. […]


Post-election panel discusses voter registration, gerrymandering, recounts

A post-election panel, sponsored by JumboVote and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, was held in Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room Tuesday night. The event focused on student questions in an effort to process and understand the results of the recent midterm election. The panel consisted of Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Eichenberg, […]


Tufts community gathers for watch party on election night

Members of the Tufts community gathered in the Mayer Campus Center’s Hotung Café Tuesday night to watch, discuss and celebrate the results of the 2018 midterm elections. Energy levels were high throughout the night, and many students stayed until 11:00 p.m., the end of the event. The event, entitled “Election Night Watch Party,” was planned and organized by JumboVote […]


Tufts community responds to ‘It’s okay to be white’ posters

Students and administrators, including the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and University President Anthony Monaco, responded Thursday to the appearance of posters linked to white nationalism around Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus on late Wednesday night. Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were affixed to get-out-the-vote signs that JumboVote, a nonpartisan initiative to increase […]


Posters linked to white nationalism appear on get-out-the-vote signs across campus

Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” appeared across Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus late Wednesday night on get-out-the-vote signs that were put up this week. The slogan first appeared on the internet forum 4chan on Oct. 31, 2017 with a call to post it “on campuses (and elsewhere)” over Halloween. Posters were subsequently found […]


Liz Walker discusses healing, community trauma at Civic Life Lunch

Content warning: This article discusses gun violence. Reverend Liz Walker spoke about her work on trauma and the healing process in local communities on Oct. 9 in the Rabb Room as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Civic Life Lunch. The event, called “Finding Grace After Trauma: Empowering Communities to Heal Together,” was […]


Congressman Joaquín Castro discusses foreign policy, midterm elections

Rep. Joaquín Castro, a leading Democrat in the House of Representatives, discussed foreign policy and domestic issues at the Cabot Intercultural Center’s ASEAN Auditorium Wednesday night. The event was co-sponsored by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Castro, who has represented Texas’ 20th Congressional District since 2013, was introduced by Ian Johnstone, interim dean […]


New tenants announced for Barnum Hall as renovations begin

Barnum Hall, currently vacant after the relocation of the Department of Biology to the Science and Engineering Complex in fall 2017, will be filled by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) and the Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) in summer 2019, at the conclusion of ongoing renovations. The renovations, which began […]


Senior Profile: Amanda Borquaye, Margo Bender advocate for prison reform

Graduating seniors and close friends Amanda Borquaye and Margo Bender have had some of their most meaningful experiences at Tufts through their involvement with the Tufts University Prison Initiative at the Tisch College of Civic Life (TUPIT). Borquaye, who majored in international relations and sociology, had done volunteer work in juvenile detention centers in high school […]


Cecile Richards optimistic about reproductive rights activism

Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards discussed the state of reproductive rights in America in a packed Cohen Auditorium yesterday. The event was hosted by Merrin Moral Voices, a Hillel initiative, with support from the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Richards was introduced by Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, the Neubauer Executive Director of Tufts Hillel, and Sara Schiff, […]


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