FIRST Center creates video to highlight first-generation students’ classroom experiences

The FIRST Resource Center, which supports first-generation, low-income and undocumented students at Tufts, is currently developing a video project to raise awareness of challenges for first-generation and low-income students in the classroom, according to Rob Mack, Tufts’ associate provost and chief diversity officer, and Margot Cardamone, associate director for student success and advising. Mack and Cardamone started the project last […]

Tufts enhances advising structure for first-generation, low-income, undocumented students

Tufts is set to launch several new programs this semester that seek to improve the experiences of historically underserved student communities. The FIRST Resource Center, an initiative of the Office for Student Success and Advising (OSSA), aims to provide a resource network for the university’s first-generation, low-income and undocumented populations, according to a joint email Associate Provost and Chief […]

As DACA repeal looms, Tufts’ undocumented students face setbacks, insecurity

This is the first part of a two-part series produced by the Daily’s Investigative Team. All students and people mentioned in this article who have undocumented citizenship status are referred to by their first name only due to concerns for their safety. On Sept. 5, just hours after Tufts’ first day of classes began, Attorney […]

Editorial: Pre-Major Advising does not fully address student needs

The recent class registration period had students scrambling to fill distribution requirements and major prerequisites. Tufts students have the privilege of advising programs that span throughout their undergraduate experience. However, as students take on more ambitious schedules, add majors and minors to their repertoires and change their courses of study, a more comprehensive advising system […]

Tufts hosts national conference for first-generation students

About 200 students from across the country came to Tufts over the weekend for the nonprofit Class Action’s fifth annual First Generation College Student Summit, according to Class Action Executive Director Anne Phillips and Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. The annual summit was a part of Class Action’s mission to uncover classism and uplift the voices of […]