Town hall on budget transparency adds to financial conversation

University administrators addressed a crowd of around 100 people at a Budget Transparency Town Hall on Tuesday, hosted by Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and Tufts Student Action (TSA). The event, intended to start a discussion about the Tufts budget as well as current debt in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineeering (AS&E), included an […]

Op-Ed: Why Tufts needs to divest now more than ever

Fiji is a small island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It has a population of slightly under a million people. And in 20 to 30 years, it may no longer exist. For this reason, Fiji has sponsored COP23, the 23rd annual international conference addressing global climate change held in Bonn, Germany that began on Nov. 6. Though […]

Op-Ed: Time for The Fletcher School to reflect on inclusion

As the current administration puts forth a plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, we at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy have an opportunity to ask ourselves where we stand regarding students with undocumented status and students with DACA status. To what extent are we inclusive to prospective students […]

Monaco hosts town hall meeting on Medford/Somerville campus

University President Anthony Monaco spoke about how President Donald Trump’s administration was affecting university policy, the implementation of the Student Life Review Committee and plans for renovations at a town hall meeting in ASEAN Auditorium on Thursday. The meeting started on a light note, as Monaco praised Tufts’ current third-place standing in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. “We’re so good […]

Tufts joins other universities in opposing second Trump travel ban

Tufts and 30 other universities filed a joint amicus brief against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on March 31, contending that the ban on visas from six predominantly Muslim countries places unwarranted restrictions on international students and faculty alike. The decision to join the brief was made by University President Anthony Monaco, according to Senior Vice President Mary […]

Academics discuss environmental policy, research at Nexus Symposium

Students, faculty and researchers explored the intersections of energy, food, health and climate science at the Tufts-Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Nexus Symposium yesterday. The symposium commemorated 10 years of collaboration between SEI and the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE). The event began with remarks by University President Anthony Monaco, TIE Director and Professor of Civil and […]

Tim Kaine speaks at Tufts in Tisch College event

U.S. Senator and 2016 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine (D-VA) reflected on last year’s presidential election and gave his prognosis for the future of the Democratic party, speaking in a mostly-full Cohen Auditorium on Monday morning. The talk, which was part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was moderated by Dean […]

Board of Trustees rejects divestment again following meeting with pro-divestment students, faculty members

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) member Shana Gallagher represented the student divestment campaign at a meeting with the executive committee of the University Board of Trustees on Oct. 13 to discuss the May 6 faculty resolution that advocated for Tufts to divest a portion of their endowment from fossil fuel companies. They were joined by two […]

Op-Ed: Free Speech: “Now and Forever”

Since when do promises mean nothing? On Nov. 7, 2009, Tufts’ Board of Trustees boldly expressed the necessity of free expression on the Tufts campus in its Declaration on Freedom of Expression. “Freedom of expression and inquiry are fundamental to the academic enterprise,” the declaration says. “Without freedom of expression, community members cannot fully share their knowledge […]

Tufts to rededicate South Hall in honor of trustee emeritus, former dean

Tufts will rename South Hall as Bernard Harleston Hall next fall in honor of Harleston, former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the first African American tenure-track professor at Tufts. University President Anthony Monaco recommended to the Board of Trustees that a residence hall be dedicated for Harleston to recognize the trustee emeritis’ contribution to Tufts […]