Daniel Jay named dean of Sackler School

The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences named Daniel Jay as its new dean. Jay has been a professor at Tufts for nearly 20 years in three departments: Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Cellular and Molecular Physiology; and Neuroscience. He also runs a lab that does metastasis research and worked as the director of the postdoctoral affairs office and […]

A year of change at the SMFA

Tufts acquired the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) last June, and since then it has initiated a number of changes to how the school operates with an eye toward drawing it closer into the larger Tufts community, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. A Tufts-SMFA partnership has existed for more than 70 years, and both […]

SMFA to change financial aid, tuition policies

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts will increase tuition and replace merit scholarships with need-based financial aid for incoming students, according to university officials at both institutions. The shifts will effectively streamline the recently-acquired art school’s financial policies, making them closer to Tufts’ policies as a whole. The SMFA, which had […]

Tufts and SMFA look to address lack of art studio space on Medford/Somerville campus

Amid complaints from students and faculty about a lack of art studio space on the Medford/Somerville campus, Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) have stated their commitment to create new art studios on campus in the near future, according to SMFA Dean Nancy Bauer. Freshman dual degree student Rachel Yao said the current art facilities housed […]

Dual-degree students suggest improvements for SMFA shuttle service

Despite recent changes to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)/New England Conservatory (NEC) shuttle, a number of Tufts-SMFA dual-degree students feel that the shuttle service between the SMFA and the Medford/Somerville campus, which also services the NEC, still has significant room for improvement. In particular, students say that service should be more frequent […]

Tufts Art Gallery acquires Sam Gilliam’s ‘Fold XII’

On Oct. 21, the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection acquired “Fold XII,” a painting by the famous abstract painter Sam Gilliam. The piece is like nothing else in the gallery: The colors bleed together on the canvas in an array of vibrant hues that make the painting stand out among the others beside it. Gilliam is just […]

Tufts-SMFA merger details to be settled by July

Following the signing of a merger agreement between Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) in March, details on the union between the institutions will be settled and implemented by the end of July to provide students from both schools a more diverse set of course offerings. Administrators are currently working to ease the transition process by improving internet access within […]

Nancy Bauer discusses philosophy, pornography at Author Talk

Nancy Bauer, philosophy professor and dean of academic affairs for Arts and Sciences, discussed her new book “How to Do Things With Pornography“ in the Hirsch Reading Room yesterday afternoon. “How to Do Things With Pornography” was released this past April.  Bauer was the second speaker in the library’s ongoing Author Talk program, which is hosted by Friends of […]

Feminist reading group begins at Women’s Center

On Feb. 20, a new feminist reading group at Tufts held its first meeting at the Women’s Center, aiming to give participants the opportunity to discuss feminist works and feminism in general. The group, founded by Julia Goldberg and Molly Rothschild, will be holding meetings every other Friday at noon. Rothschild, a senior majoring in international relations, said that the […]

SMFA seeks accreditation, strengthens relations with Tufts

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is seeking accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), according to SMFA Dean and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah McKinnon. The SMFA began to approach the process of becoming independently accredited in 2010, when the Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees hired Christopher […]