Editorial: Random roommate assignments foster exploration, growth among first-years

Among the multitude of changes the university made in the 2017—2018 academic year to student housing included adjusting the first-year housing assignment process. According to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), students can no longer request specific roommates, with the Class of 2022 the first to be affected by the policy change. While this […]

CoHo housing development launches this fall

The first phase of Tufts’ latest addition to on-campus housing, the conversion of a set of university-owned wood frame houses, launches this fall. The new development, known as CoHo, will add 45 single rooms to the existing campus housing options, according to the Student Affairs website. The rollout of CoHo is divided into three phases, according to the website. The second phase, which will open up 39 additional beds, […]

Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 5

MONDAY “IR Career Workshop Series: A Lunch and Learn Event” Details: Tufts’ International Relations (IR) department is hosting Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at AMAG Pharmaceuticals Joseph Vittiglio, who will speak about corporate and employment law. Where and when: Cabot Intercultural Center; 12–1 p.m. “Televisioning MakerWorld: A Poetics of Administrative Production” Details: Filmmaker […]

Former AOII residence to house transfer students

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) designated the house occupied by the former AOII Delta chapter as transfer student housing for the upcoming academic year. This decision follows the AOII national Executive Board’s withdrawal of the charter for Tufts’ AOII chapter in December. Next year, ResLife will manage the property located at 25 Whitfield Road, which is owned […]

ResLife to bring a series of renovations to expand on-campus housing options

Adding to the recent changes in the housing lottery process, the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) plans to make a series of changes and renovations to the existing housing units on campus to maximize their utility and to provide a better living experience, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations in ResLife. Austin said there will […]

ResLife announces changes to housing lottery process

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) announced changes to the housing lottery process through their website, and students will receive an email from the university explaining the details of the changes, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations. Austin said that the changes primarily aim to shorten the length of the housing selection process to […]

ResLife designates multi-stall bathrooms in Carmichael as gender-specific, following confusion

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) has designated all multi-stall restrooms in Carmichael Hall as gender-specific, and all single-stall restrooms as gender-neutral. The change was announced in a Sept. 19 email from ResLife, according to Community Development Advisors (CDAs) Jayanth Dabbi and Nick Kamkari. This decision came after confusion arose at the beginning of the school year about which […]

ResLife makes structural changes to improve on-campus living

This academic year has ushered in a host of changes within the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife). According to Christopher Rossi, the associate dean of student affairs, ResLife has put a number of reforms in place that provide co-curricular resources and support for students. Former ResLife Director Yolanda King has left Tufts, and a […]

Tufts continues mentoring program for non-pre-orientation participants and first-gen students

This past summer, 248 first-year and new students signed up to participate in Tufts’ Mentor Collective, according to Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. The Mentor Collective is a program run by the university that connects students who, for the most part, do not participate in a pre-orientation program and/or who identify […]

News roundup: top stories from last year

The 2016-2017 academic year was eventful at Tufts University, with everything from tension on campus in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election to shakeups in the Greek life system. The following is a rundown of the biggest stories on the Hill from last year. September Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services […]