Celene Ibrahim to depart from position as Muslim Chaplain

Tufts’ Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim, Ph.D., will leave the Tufts community after a five-year tenure. Throughout her time on campus, Ibrahim helped expand accommodations for Muslim students and enhance the experiences of Tufts’ Muslim community. She will be taking up a teaching appointment in religious studies and philosophy at the Groton School in the fall, […]

CIRCLE study shows record youth voter turnout for 2018 midterm

The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life released data earlier this month of voter turnout pertaining to 17 battleground states in the 2018 midterm election. CIRCLE research focuses on youth voter turnout of ages 18 to 29, and their findings reveal […]

Ayanna Pressley speaks on experiences, policy making at Tisch College event

Rep. Ayanna Pressley spoke on a variety of subjects, including her congressional campaign and her stance on legislation supporting the impeachment of Donald Trump, last night at the ASEAN Auditorium in an event organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Alan Solomont, the dean of Tisch College, led the interview, which lasted […]

Alumni Q&A: Amy Spitalnick, Part I

The Alumni Series aims to create a diverse collection of experiences at Tufts through highlighting notable alumni. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Since graduating from Tufts, Amy Spitalnick (LA ’08) has worked as press secretary for lobbying group J Street and communications director for the Office of the New […]

Eboo Patel discusses interfaith in a changing America in Distinguished Speaker Series talk

Eboo Patel gave a talk called Division or Unity: Religious Diversity and the American Promise last night in the Breed Memorial Hall as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series and the University Chaplaincy Russell Lecture on Spiritual Life. Patel is the founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core and […]

Steve Locke, artist of planned Faneuil Hall installation, delivers talk on his works

Steve Locke, who is the City of Boston’s artist-in-residence for 2018, explained his past and current projects during a Civic Life Lunch yesterday afternoon entitled “Monuments & Movements: The Art of Protest.” The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life hosted the lunch. Senior Director of Tisch Programs Mindy Nierenberg introduced Locke and highlighted his proposed installation at Faneuil […]

Tisch College dean adds office hours to increase student engagement

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Dean Alan Solomont began hosting monthly office hours yesterday. Upcoming office hours, which were announced in a Jumbo Digest email sent to students on Feb. 3, will take place in Solomont’s office on March 11 and April 22 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. In an email to the […]

TCU Senate calls on Tufts to integrate voter registration into SIS

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night to hear a resolution supporting an easier method of voter registration in addition to several supplementary funding requests. The resolution, titled “19-2 A Resolution Calling on Tufts University to Integrate Voter Registration with the Tufts Student Information System (SIS),” […]

Tufts partners with Bunker Hill Community College to educate incarcerated men

Tufts University Prison Initiative at Tisch College (TUPIT) has partnered with Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) to give men who are incarcerated at MCI-Concord the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree. TUPIT is a program of the Tisch College of Civic Life. TUPIT’s Founding Director of Educational Programming Hilary Binda, a senior lecturer in Visual and Critical studies, said that […]

Art crime expert speaks on potential, ethical challenges of digital preservation

The same technology that has introduced innovative methods in the fight against art destruction has also introduced new ethical dilemmas, one of America’s preeminent art crime professors told Tufts community members at an event on Wednesday night. Erin Thompson, associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of […]