Group of Six reflects on a year of change

The Group of Six, a collection of six centers that provides resources and outlets for students considering their social identities, according to the Tufts student life website, has undergone several changes in leadership and structure over the past year. The Group of Six is made up of the Latino Center, Africana Center, LGBT Center, Women’s […]


History on the Hill: Identity-based resource centers

With several vacant or soon-to-be vacant director positions in the identity-based resource centers at Tufts, students have been asking administrators to act quickly to fill those vacancies and commit to staffing these centers in the interim. Searches for new directors of the Asian American, Latino and Women’s Centers are now underway, and interim staffing plans […]


Women’s Center continues search for new leadership

Hope Freeman will continue her work as the interim director for the Women’s Center after stepping in during November 2018 to fill the opening left by former director K. Martinez. A committee to search for a new candidate is not currently active as the Office of Student Affairs considers a reorganization of the Group of Six, specifically within the […]


Director of Women’s Center K. Martinez leaves Tufts after 11 months

K. Martinez, the director of the Women’s Center, will be leaving Tufts on April 13. In their past 11 months as director, Martinez has spearheaded a number of changes and updates to the Women’s Center and overseen projects and programs on a larger scale. Martinez’s first order of business as director was to renovate the […]


Op-Ed: Why I’m leaving Tufts

For the past 11 months, I have been the Director of the Women’s Center. At 32 years old, I am the first Queer Gender Non-Conforming Afro-Latinx person in this position and the youngest hire. At this moment in time, Tufts University was particularly special as the Women’s Center and LGBT Center were led by two […]


ID card scanner improves accessibility in Women’s Center

The Women’s Center announced in its Feb. 12 newsletter that it had installed an ID card scanner to expand student access to the center. K. Martinez, the director of the Women’s Center, said they led the initiative in an effort to make the Women’s Center more accessible to students who use the space. They explained that during […]


Women’s Center discusses bodies, sexuality in annual symposium

The Women’s Center hosted staff, professors and students on Friday for its 2018 Symposium on Gender and Culture. The symposium’s theme, “Metaphors of the Body,” explored the body’s role as an analogy for larger, universal forces. “I was thinking about … how our bodies carry historic trauma and how we carry the impacts of larger forces like […]


Letter to the Editor

A Community Coalition of Students at Tufts recently petitioned to make the Asian American Center an accessible and welcoming center for students, faculty, staff, and guests. “As long as Start House serves the dual purpose of being a residential hall and a Center,” the petition states, “the Center will remain inaccessible, due to the locked front door, and […]


K. Martinez hired as new Women’s Center director

Tufts has hired K. Martinez, former Associate Director of the Diversity and First-Gen Office at Stanford University, to direct the Tufts Women’s Center. Martinez began their new role at Tufts on May 8. The hiring concludes a semester-long, nationwide search to replace former Women’s Center Director Steph Gauchel, according to Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon. Gauchel left the center last February to become Assistant Dean […]


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