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 […]

Tufts alumni create summer internship fund for students interested in service

The Bruce-Griffey Leadership and Diversity Internship Fund, an alumni-organized grant to help students afford the financial burden of unpaid summer internships, was offered for the first time last summer. The alumni who created the grant are looking to continue and expand the fund for this summer, according to fund Co-Chair Francesca Freeman-Lujan (LA ’93). The fund […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium features speakers from Greater Boston area

Tufts‘ annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on Monday afternoon in Breed Memorial Hall. This year, the event was organized as a symposium, and more than a dozen speakers and panelists discussed King’s legacy under the theme of “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” The symposium was sponsored by the Africana […]

BlaQ(ueer) Magic event draws full house, aspiring poets

Tabias Wilson (LA ’13) returned to campus to speak about his book, “Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance,” where he was met with a full room inside the Granoff Music Center on the evening of Sept. 29. The event, titled, “BlaQ(ueer) Magic” was sponsored by the LGBT Center and the Africana […]

Developing an institutional memory at Tufts: African-American history at Tufts

For most Tufts students, time on the Hill lasts only four years, and their memory of Tufts only includes the people they met and the experiences they had within that time. However, some students and faculty — both current and late — have devoted their time to looking back decades, even centuries, into Tufts’ history to integrate the people and experiences […]

Alumnus Edward Dugger Jr. honored in plaque re-dedication ceremony

Edward Dugger Jr. (E ‘41), a record-setting track athlete and mechanical engineer, was honored by a crowd of 50 people last Friday evening in a ceremony co-hosted by the Africana Center and Athletes of Color. The ceremony was held as a re-dedication of the the plaque placed in the alumnus’ honor at the Ellis Oval complex. According to Africana Center […]

Tufts community celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and faculty remembered the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in an event entitled “Moving the Movement Forward” held yesterday at Goddard Chapel. This year’s celebration surrounded five themes: faith and hope, equality, unity and collective action, justice as well as action. The event began with a spoken-word performance by senior Cameron Flowers, who urged for […]

Africana symposium, ‘Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition,’ held in Breed Memorial Hall

The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) held their second annual workshop, a symposium on “Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition,” at Breed Memorial Hall at 51 Winthrop St. on the afternoon of Nov. 20. The symposium, which ran from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., was hosted by the Africana Studies program, in conjunction […]

Africana symposium to be held on Friday with panels, workshops

The second annual workshop of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will be a symposium titled “Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition” tomorrow afternoon at Breed Memorial Hall at 51 Winthrop St. The Africana symposium, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the Africana Studies program and the Center for […]

Africana Center to host first Africana Festival

The Africana Center is holding the inaugural Africana Festival under the theme “We Are Africana” on the Tisch Library Roof this Saturday afternoon. The festival will be sponsored by the recently created Africana Advisory Alliance, an unofficial group formed to connect black affinity groups with the Africana Center, according to Airian Williams, a member of the festival’s performance subcommittee. According to Williams, […]