Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 26

MONDAY “Aesthetics, Academics, & Activism at Standing Rock” Details: Osage, Creek and Cherokee artist Yatika Fields and American Studies scholar Nick Estes of the Lower Brulé Sioux tribe will be having a conversation about indigenous activism, specifically scholars’ and artists’ efforts at Standing Rock. The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora, the School […]


University raises concerns over Congressional tax plan

The university administration came out in opposition last week to provisions in Congress’ Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that would impact Tufts and other institutions of higher education. The House of Representatives passed a version of the tax reform bill earlier this month, which included several provisions that would affect Tufts, and the Senate is expected to […]


Tufts signals opposition to travel ban with new amicus brief

Tufts, along with 30 other universities, filed an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States signaling the university’s opposition to the Donald Trump administration’s proposed travel ban, according to a university press release. This marks the third amicus brief the university has co-filed on this issue. “Tufts filed amicus briefs in March and April with the […]


Tufts joins other universities in opposing second Trump travel ban

Tufts and 30 other universities filed a joint amicus brief against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on March 31, contending that the ban on visas from six predominantly Muslim countries places unwarranted restrictions on international students and faculty alike. The decision to join the brief was made by University President Anthony Monaco, according to Senior Vice President Mary […]


Tufts tackles fallout from Trump’s travel ban

University President Anthony Monaco said in a Jan. 29 email to the Tufts community that the university is committed to helping students impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that restricts travel to the United States by nationals of seven Muslim-majority nations. University response to the order According to Senior International Officer and Associate Provost Diana Chigas, about 73 […]


Office of Community Relations hires co-director, expands scope to include SMFA neighborhoods

When Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts on July 1, 2016, the staff at Tufts’ Office of Community Relations knew that they would need to build positive relationships with Boston’s Mission Hill and The Fenway neighborhoods, where the SMFA at Tufts is located. The Office of Community Relations, which works to develop and maintain relationships with each Tufts […]


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 […]


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