Bridging Differences initiative extends university’s mission of diversity, inclusion

Bridging Differences, a university-wide initiative, was launched in fall 2017 under the leadership of David Harris, former provost and senior vice president of Tufts, with a goal “to improve understanding and engagement across divergent perspectives at Tufts,” according to its website. With the departure of Harris for the presidency of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., […]


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 […]


Robert Mack, Joyce Sackey replace Amy Freeman as Chief Diversity Officers

Amy Freeman, the former chief diversity officer and associate vice provost at Tufts, will leave her position and return to Pennsylvania, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced in an emailed statement to students on March 27. Robert Mack, the associate dean of student success and advising, will assume […]


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 […]


When the wealthy are the majority: socioeconomic disparity at Tufts

On Jan. 18, the New York Times published an article titled “Some Colleges Have More Students from the Top 1 Percent than the Bottom 60,” in which Tufts University was ranked 10th in the United States on the list of colleges with the highest wealth disparities. The Times piece showed that this lack of diversity […]


Swipe It Forward meal sharing initiative launches

Swipe It Forward, an initiative that allows students to donate extra meal swipes to students in need, was recently launched by Tufts Dining Services, the Office for Student Success and Advising and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs (CECA) Committee. According to TCU Senator Shannon Lee, students on the premium meal plan can donate one […]


Graduating early provides a rare path for students

For most seniors, the end of winter break marks the beginning of the final semester between them and an undergraduate degree. However, some students take the relatively rare collegiate path of graduating a semester early. According to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe, very few Tufts students choose to graduate a semester early each year, and even fewer choose to graduate a […]


Undocumented at Tufts in Trump’s America

As more students of undocumented status have joined the Tufts community, the movement to address the needs of these students continues to gain momentum on campus, especially considering that the issue of immigration is central to the president-elect’s platform, according to Associate Dean for Student Success and Advising Robert Mack. Mack is a major point of contact for undocumented students at […]


Roberto Gonzales gives Common Reading Program lecture

Roberto Gonzales, author of this year’s Common Reading Book “Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America,” gave a lecture at Cohen Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Students and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. […]


Tufts strives to build community, support system for undocumented students

As more undocumented students have been accepted and have enrolled at Tufts in both the Class of 2019 and 2020, following the university’s 2015 decision to begin admitting undocumented students, Tufts continues to allocate resources to support these students’ college careers and beyond. Over a year ago, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin announced that Tufts would change its […]


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