Latino Center Director Julián Cancino announces exit from Tufts

Julián Cancino announced in a Jan. 16 Tufts Daily op-ed that he will no longer be serving as the director of the Latino Center. Cancino had held that role since the fall of 2017. According to his op-ed, Cancino first came to Tufts in 2015 when he was invited to speak about educational equity among low-income and undocumented students in higher education. In […]


Op-ed: A Farewell to Tufts

Dear students, faculty and staff, Thank you so much. I have been deeply touched by all the well wishes I have received over the past few weeks. Now it is my turn to say thanks. It has been an honor to serve you. My conversations with you — at community gatherings, late night office hours […]


Q&A: Inaugural Tufts Latinx Film Festival celebrates diversity, dialogue

While movies can amuse and entertain us, they also teach us a lot about ourselves and the society we live in. It is also important and beneficial to watch movies that depict the lives and societies of others, so we can develop a better understanding and appreciation of each other and begin to bridge the […]


Student Affairs seeks to fill three staff vacancies in Group of Five centers

Following K. Martinez’s decision to leave their position as director of the Women’s Center in April, six full-time staff members are currently serving campus cultural centers. There are currently staffing vacancies including the Women’s Center director, a temporary administrative position to be hired for the summer and a staff administrator at Bolles House to serve the Latino […]


Latino Center joins community agriculture program, brings local farmers to Bolles House

Starting in mid-June, the Latino Center, located in Bolles House, will become another pickup location for the New Entry Food Hub’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) program. The New Entry Food Hub, part of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, is the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy’s initiative to work with new, small-scale farmers and help them formulate or […]


Campus events, TUPD counterterrorism training spark dialogue about immigration, undocumented persons

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The first part has been posted online. Numerous events have been hosted on campus this past year to raise awareness regarding the experiences of immigrants with undocumented experiences. Tufts United […]


Celebrating 25-year anniversary, Latino Center donates archives to Digital Collections and Archives

The Latino Center will submit pieces of its history to the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) in the coming weeks in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It has been 25 years since the Latino Center was founded in 1993, meaning that when Latino Center intern Khalil Payton walked into work last fall, he was tasked […]


Latino Center reopens following repairs

The Latino Center, located in Bolles House, has reopened after being closed over winter break for repair, Director Julián Cancino said. Cancino, who became the director of the Latino Center in September 2017, said that after his first few days in the office as director, he felt the house was in disarray and not conducive to community […]


As DACA repeal looms, Tufts’ undocumented students face setbacks, insecurity

This is the first part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney […]


Letter to the Editor

To the editor, We write to respond to former Latino Center Director Ruben Salinas Stern’s letter published on Sept. 7 raising concerns with the transparency and requirements of the recent Latino Center Director Search process. We have attempted to contact the author to correct his misunderstanding of the process but have not received a response as […]


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