Karen Richardson appointed new dean of admissions

Karen Richardson, formerly the associate director of graduate admissions, replaced Lee Coffin as the dean of undergraduate admissions in July. Richardson was selected in June after a national search by a committee comprised of a range of faculty members, Tufts administrators and student representatives, according to Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser, who co-chaired the search committee […]

Tufts Labor Coalition stages action at Jumbo Days to support janitors, construction workers

Approximately 15 students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) conducted a silent protest of Tufts labor practices Friday morning at Cousens Gym during annual Jumbo Days programming for prospective students. Following the morning demonstration, TLC members marched with janitors across campus to deliver a letter to University President Anthony Monaco, requesting a sit-down meeting to discuss the impact of […]

Lee Coffin to leave Tufts after 13 years as Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin will leave his position of 13 years to become the new Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College on July 1. His successor will be chosen before Coffin officially leaves Tufts. Coffin’s transition was announced in a Feb. 4 statement to the Tufts community, written […]

Class of 2020 Early Decision marks record high applicant pool, low acceptance

Tufts accepted students from the first pool of Early Decision (ED) applicants last month, marking the fifth time in the last six years that the university has broken or tied the record for the number of first-year applications received. According to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin, a record 20,160 students applied for admission to the Class of 2020—the […]

As social media expands, Tufts admissions avoids examining applicants’ profiles

As social media becomes an essential part of modern life, college admissions offices have started to use it in the college application process. While prospective students’ Twitter and Instagram accounts are not being examined by Tufts admissions officers, the admissions office is actively using social media to engage applicants. According to Lee Coffin, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Tufts’ admissions officers are required to refrain from […]

New Perkins Loans provisions increase borrowing costs for students

Changes made to the Federal Perkins Loan Program with the passing of an act through Congress last year on Dec. 17, will raise borrowing costs for students in the Class of 2020. The loan program, which would have expired on Sept. 30 last year, was extended through fiscal year 2016 with the passing of the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. […]

TCU Senate passes resolutions on Indigenous People’s Day and #TheThreePercent demands

Over 40 students attended Sunday night’s TCU Senate meeting to hear senators discuss two major resolutions on Indigenous People’s Day and solidarity with #TheThreePercent. Some of the students held signs with messages such as “#TuftsWithTheThree.” The first resolution called for the university to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in place of Columbus Day and was submitted by Chair of Student Outreach Committee Benya […]

Tufts University joins coalition for new college application platform

This year, Tufts became one of approximately 80 schools that have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a free alternative college application platform that will go into effect for the 2017 admissions cycle.  According to the Coalition’s website, the new application platform will provide various free tools to help students through the application process, with […]

Tufts maintains position in Forbes, U.S. News rankings

Tufts remains one of the top 30 schools in the country this year, according to the annual college rankings lists from U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine. The university maintained its No. 27 position on the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities” list on Sept. 9, while rising one spot to No. 24 in Forbes Magazine‘s 2015 […]

Tufts welcomes policy change to admit undocumented students

At a rally for Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ) on April 7, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin announced an undergraduate admissions policy change to welcome applications from undocumented students, a result of the group’s continuous effort throughout the past year. UIJ President Zobella Vinik called this change an “important step toward education equity.” She and other UIJ […]