Nadine Aubry named as new university provost

Tufts has appointed Nadine Aubry as the university’s next provost and senior vice president. Aubry will begin as provost on July 1, according to a university press release provided to the Daily. “I am deeply honored and extremely excited to be named the next provost of Tufts, a premier university with superb students, prominent faculty, dedicated staff, and […]

Dean of Cummings School Deborah Kochevar to serve as provost ad interim

Deborah Kochevar, the Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, will serve as provost ad interim after Provost David Harris assumes his new role as president at Union College. University President Anthony Monaco said he was pleased to appoint Kochevar to serve in Harris’ place. “Debbie has been an outstanding Dean for [the] Cummings School, […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium calls community to action

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” on the evening of Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall. The event featured a variety of distinguished speakers and performers who highlighted the importance of civic engagement and decisive action in the face of injustice, inspired by the work and words of Dr. […]

Editorial: Bridging Differences fails to bridge the real gaps in the Tufts community

This fall, the Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative, aimed to promote constructive dialogue within the Tufts community on a variety of difficult issues. “Many members of our community are effective at engaging across lines of difference, but we believe that all of us can do better,” University President Anthony Monaco and […]

Bridge professors, assistant professors innovate across diverse disciplines

As a liberal arts school, Tufts prides itself on its ability to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a diverse range of scholarly interests across disciplines. Since fall 2013, Tufts has been working to hire professors with multiple areas of expertise through both its Bridge Professorships Program and Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorships Program, both […]

Students advocate for increased housing support for summer researchers

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution earlier this month to increase housing support for students pursuing summer research opportunities. The resolution, which was submitted by TCU Senator Michael Zalesne, sophomore Yimin Zhang and first-year Hayley Carabello on March 8, calls for an allocation of $34,000 from the Office of the Provost to […]

Tufts names new director of Digital Collections and Archives

Daniel Santamaria officially assumed the position of director of Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) on Sept. 2, filling the position previously held by Anne Sauer (LA ’91, G ’98) before she left Tufts for a new position at Cornell University in early April. University Records Manager Eliot Wilczek served as interim director from April through August. Vice […]

Glaser chosen as interim dean of A&S as search for new dean begins

James Glaser became the interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) on June 1, replacing former dean of A&S Joanne Berger-Sweeney, who announced last spring that she would step down from her position to become president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.  The Office of the Provost announced on May 15 that […]