Celebrating 25-year anniversary, Latino Center donates archives to Digital Collections and Archives

The Latino Center will submit pieces of its history to the Tufts Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) in the coming weeks in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It has been 25 years since the Latino Center was founded in 1993, meaning that when Latino Center intern Khalil Payton walked into work last fall, he was tasked […]

Latino Center reopens following repairs

The Latino Center, located in Bolles House, has reopened after being closed over winter break for repair, Director Julián Cancino said. Cancino, who became the director of the Latino Center in September 2017, said that after his first few days in the office as director, he felt the house was in disarray and not conducive to community […]

Rubén Stern to leave role as director of Latino Center

Latino Center Director Rubén Salinas Stern will retire this August after working at Tufts for 24 years, according to an email sent to the Latinx community on April 6. Stern explained that he made the decision to retire for several personal reasons and after realizing that it was hard to remain energized in such a bustling environment and atypical […]

Group of Six peer leaders facilitate greater communication, solidarity

For Christin Mujica, a peer leader at the Latino Center and a former peer leader at the LGBT Center, the fact that the two centers share Bolles House at 226 College Ave. has been a convenient way for her to find community. However, as someone who identifies as both queer and Latina, Mujica, a senior, recognized that not everyone feels comfortable […]

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 […]

Administrative working group to address needs of undocumented students on campus

Plans to create a working group to address the specific needs of undocumented students at Tufts began over the summer. This follows the university’s announcement last April that it would accept and provide aid for undocumented students and the subsequent enrollment in the Class of 2019 of the first group of undocumented students. According to […]

Panel discusses Tufts union issues, including janitor contract negotiations

A panel of union organizers addressed students and community members Tuesday night about union organization at Tufts. The talk covered the university’s decision to renegotiate custodial staff contracts that garnered widespread attention last spring. The panel was hosted by Rubén Stern, director of the Latino Center, and included members of unions such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and […]