Tisch College expands campus role with new civic studies major, other changes

The Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life will be implementing a new civic studies program starting next fall, according to Peter Levine, Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Tisch College. Levin explained that the interdisciplinary Civic Studies major will include classes from a variety of departments, including history, philosophy, sociology, economics and religion.  The […]


Professors submit proposal to replace PJS major with civic studies

Faculty and administrators are proposing to cancel the peace and justice studies (PJS) major, retaining the PJS minor but replacing the major with a new civic studies program. PJS has been under continued review since last semester, when the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences considered canceling the major on account of dwindling support from faculty. Associate Professor […]


Peace and Justice Studies Program under continued review

The Peace and Justice Studies (PJS) Program is currently under review, after the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences considered canceling the program due to a lack a faculty support in recent years, according to Erin Kelly, the newly appointed director of PJS and an associate professor of philosophy. Kelly explained that two committees will be charged […]


Polykhromatic: An argument for the interdisciplinary

What do you major in if you want to change the world? International relations? Peace and justice studies? I propose an alternative: art history. There are only 16 seniors graduating this spring with a degree in art history. What this tells me is that the subject has yet to shed its reputation as an esoteric, purely […]


Events on the Hill this week

Monday “From Bush to Obama and Beyond: Learning and Not Learning the Lessons of Iraq and Warfare in the Middle East” Details: Rami Khouri, senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative, will be giving a lecture assessing the United States’ involvement in the Middle East over the past 15 years, highlighting involvement […]


Visions of Peace hosts bereaved Israeli, Palestinian parents

Tufts Visions of Peace hosted “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” in Goddard Chapel on Monday night with representatives from The Parents Circle – Families Forum, an organization advocating for peace in Israel and Palestine that is made up of people who have lost family members to the conflict. The event, which was sponsored by Tufts Hillel, the […]


Events on the Hill this week

MONDAY “It Won’t Stop Until We Talk” Details: Visions of Peace is hosting a discussion with The Parents Circle-Families Forum, an organization of families who have lost loved ones throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speakers will focus on how to work through grief by communicating with others who have shared the same experience. When and Where: 7 – 8:15 p.m., Goddard Chapel […]


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