Deans explain tuition increases for 2018–2019 school year

Dean of Arts and Sciences James Glaser and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu announced in a March 29 email that Tufts students could expect tuition to rise to $70,941 for the 2018–2019 academic year, a 3.76 percent increase from this year’s tuition. According to Glaser, rising costs are an expected part of running a university, and […]

Tufts opens second sexual conduct attitudes survey

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The 2017 Tufts Attitudes about Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS) opens online today, with the goal of anonymously gauging the prevalence and current climate of sexual misconduct on all Tufts campuses. This is the second iteration of the survey, with the first TASCS conducted in April 2015, according to Lauren Conoscenti, the […]

Changes in TA system accompany growth of Computer Science Department

This semester, Computer Science Professors Mark Sheldon and Bruce Molay have implemented a new system by which Data Structures (COMP 15) teaching assistants (TAs) and students can interact. According to Sheldon, creating an effective TA system has become increasingly more important to keep up with the growth of the computer science department. New TA System Sheldon and Molay created […]

Student promotes cultural competency training program for faculty, staff

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate is currently supporting a new initiative to implement a mandatory cultural competency training program for Tufts faculty and staff, according to Walae Hayek, who serves as the TCU Women’s Center Community Representative and is spearheading the initiative.  Hayek, a junior, said that a cultural competency training for professors could help improve the campus climate and make […]

Tufts considering expanding options for gender identity on Common App supplement

The Undergraduate Admissions office is considering expanding available gender identity options on the Tufts’ supplement to the Common Application for next year’s admissions cycle. According to Edward Pickett III, associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Admissions office has been in discussion with LGBT Center Director Nino Testa (G ’13) and Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Provost Mark Brimhall-Vargas regarding […]