Amy Freeman appointed Chief Diversity Officer

Amy Freeman will take over as the new chief diversity officer (CDO) and associate provost (AP) at Tufts today, replacing previous CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas and interim CDOs Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes. Freeman joins Tufts after 13 years at Pennsylvania State University,where she served as assistant dean of engineering outreach and inclusion, and oversaw the university’s Multicultural Engineering Program and […]


Four years in review

The Class of 2017’s years on the Hill were filled with changes to the university, impressive athletic feats and almost-constant political activism. In recognition of Tufts’ newest graduating class, the Daily has looked back on the last four years, highlighting their most memorable events, speeches, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2013 to 2014 The Class […]


Tufts appoints new interim Chief Diversity Officers

Robin Glover and Ellen Pinderhughes are Tufts’ new interim Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs), following former CDO Mark Brimhall-Vargas’s departure from Tufts on Jan. 10. Glover is the associate dean of public health and professional degree programs at the Tufts Medical School, and Pinderhughes is a professor of child study and human development. They both said that they will […]


Students lobby administrators to reform Tufts-in-Talloires program

Fourteen students of color who participated in the Tufts-in-Talloires program at Tufts’ European Center in Talloires, France this past summer have been meeting this semester with administrators in an effort to make the program more inclusive for all students, particularly students of color. The meetings began in response to an incident that took place this summer, in which a group […]


Mark Brimhall-Vargas to leave role as Chief Diversity Officer

Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas will be leaving his position at Tufts on Jan. 10 after a year and a half of serving in the role. He will assume the role of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Brandeis University upon his departure. In a Nov. 2 email from Provost David […]


Nino Testa to leave role as LGBT Center Director

Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center Nino Testa (G ’13) will be leaving Tufts on Dec. 16, after having served in the role for the past two and a half years. According to Testa, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon will hire an interim director for the spring while a nationwide search for […]


Inter Greek Council takes First steps toward Greek life anti-racism task force

The Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is working with the LGBT Center, the Chief Diversity Officer and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to create a Greek Life Anti-Racism task force, according to Christin Mujica, IGC vice president of community engagement. Each Greek organization at Tufts is required to send two representatives to participate on the […]


Dialogue events seek to foster campus community during 2016 election

On Sept. 19, members of the Tufts community received an email from Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas announcing the office’s efforts to build a “campus community” during the 2016 presidential election season. Brimhall-Vargas wrote in the email that he, along with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the University Chaplaincy, Student Affairs and a number of faculty, staff […]


Community celebrates Indigenous People’s Day on Monday

Community members gathered on the Academic Quad on Monday evening to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day for the first time at Tufts. The celebration included indigenous food and musical performances from different indigenous groups native to both the New England region and Latin America, as well as tables supporting the campaign to have the City of Boston recognize Indigenous People’s Day and […]


Tufts launches Trans Support Task Force, hopes to increase on-campus resources

Tufts is launching the Trans Support Task Force to improve university resources available for transgender students and streamline communication within the Tufts community, according to Nino Testa, director of the LGBT Center and task force co-chair. The other co-chair is Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas, and the task force will hold its first meeting on Oct. 20, Testa said. […]


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