Tufts community responds to ‘It’s okay to be white’ posters

Students and administrators, including the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and University President Anthony Monaco, responded Thursday to the appearance of posters linked to white nationalism around Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus on late Wednesday night. Posters bearing the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were affixed to get-out-the-vote signs that JumboVote, a nonpartisan initiative to increase […]


Tufts Housing League meets with administration, discusses tiered housing system

Tufts Housing League (THL) met with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher Rossi and Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman in Dowling Hall to discuss the tiered housing system on Sept. 19, according to Rossi. The meeting was specifically intended to address the impact that Tufts’ tiered housing system — scheduled to take effect […]


Committee on Student Life holds feedback session on updated student code

The Committee on Student Life (CSL) hosted a feedback session and public forum to hear comments on the recently announced updates to the student code of conduct in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Monday night. Approximately 20 students and faculty members were in attendance. Among those present were Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat […]


University overhauls student code of conduct

Content warning: This article discusses sexual misconduct. The Dean of Student Affairs Office announced a series of changes to the student code of conduct in an Aug. 31 email sent to the Tufts community. The updates — which impact drug and alcohol amnesty, campus demonstration procedures and hazing, among other policies — are the most significant […]


Tufts administration to implement tiered housing system in 2019–20

The university administration is facing rising controversy over a tiered housing system that will increase the price of the more attractive on-campus housing units available to students. The announcement is drawing protests from students who fear that the new system will lead to economic segregation on campus. The administration has stated that it will adjust […]


CoHo housing development launches this fall

The first phase of Tufts’ latest addition to on-campus housing, the conversion of a set of university-owned wood frame houses, launches this fall. The new development, known as CoHo, will add 45 single rooms to the existing campus housing options, according to the Student Affairs website. The rollout of CoHo is divided into three phases, according to the website. The second phase, which will open up 39 additional beds, […]


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 […]


TCU Senate, administrators host town hall to discuss mental health

The Tufts Community Union (TCU)  Senate, Tufts administrators and various campus mental health organizations organized and held a town hall meeting to discuss mental health issues on campus on Tuesday. These groups included Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS), Tufts Ears for Peers and Active Minds.  Michelle Bowdler, the executive director of Health and Wellness Services at Tufts, said […]


Director of Women’s Center K. Martinez leaves Tufts after 11 months

K. Martinez, the director of the Women’s Center, will be leaving Tufts on April 13. In their past 11 months as director, Martinez has spearheaded a number of changes and updates to the Women’s Center and overseen projects and programs on a larger scale. Martinez’s first order of business as director was to renovate the […]


Mental Health Task Force continues to assess student mental health

The Mental Health Task Force, launched in the fall of 2016, is continuing to evaluate and address the state of student mental health across the university by considering student input and evaluating university policies and resources. Starting about four years ago, Tufts saw an increase in the number of students visiting Counseling and Mental Health […]


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