Events on the Hill — Week of April 1

MONDAY “Stephen Koltai: Global Entrepreneurship” Details: TAMID at Tufts is hosting Stephen Koltai, the managing director of Koltai & Co. LLC and a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, to discuss the entrepreneurship initiatives he has spearheaded in the Obama administration and his experience leading startups. Where and when: Cabot Intercultural Center, 206; 8–9 p.m. […]


Tufts political groups across the spectrum energized by 2016 election

Progressive political organizations and activist groups at Tufts have mobilized around resisting President Donald Trump’s agenda and have used his surprise electoral victory as a rallying cry, according to interviews with students in multiple groups. Meanwhile, campus conservative groups are also noticing a spike in activity after the election because of statewide victories and growing approval […]


Activism at Tufts: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editor’s Notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Part I Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a 5-day hunger strike to protest the university’s plans to lay off […]


TCA hosts climate rally in conjunction with Boston’s March for Science

Tufts Climate Action (TCA) hosted the ‘Rally for Climate Justice’ on Mayer Campus Center Lower Patio on Saturday, in part to urge the university to divest its direct holding in the fossil fuel industry. The rally took place on the same day as the March for Science in Boston, which was part of a series of […]


Activism at Tufts Part I: As campus activism intensifies, tensions between student groups and administrators grow

Editors notes: This series was reported by The Tufts Daily’s Investigative Team. Reena Karasin and Cathy Perloff contributed reporting. This is the first segment of a four-part series exploring the past, present and future of activism at Tufts. Tufts made national headlines in May 2015 when students from Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) staged a five-day […]


Op-Ed: Climate action under Trump

There is a lot of speculation as to what President-elect Donald Trump will do on the issues surrounding climate change. Trump’s most infamous verbiage on the subject is that the Chinese government made up the concept of climate change so that U.S. manufacturing would be less competitive. For years, Trump has played an incredulous weatherman on […]


TCA members meet with Monaco to discuss sustainability initiatives

Three members of Tufts Climate Action (TCA) met with university administrators and faculty members on Oct. 20 in Ballou Hall to discuss alternative tactics to divestment for promoting sustainability on campus. The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the recommendations University President Anthony Monaco laid out in his 2013 Campus Sustainability Council Report, as well as how Tufts plans to […]


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 […]


Earth On Fire: Challenging active citizenship

Students have long played a key role in the advancement of social and environmental change in our country. Propelled by a desire to transform the world for the better, they have exerted their influence on issues ranging from the proliferation of nuclear weapons to institutionalized segregation. As I prepare to graduate this month, I’ve begun […]


Faculty pass resolution in favor of divestment of Tufts endowment from fossil fuel industry

Faculty for Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) passed a three-part resolution related to climate change during an all-faculty meeting in Ballou Hall during the afternoon of May 6. The resolution called for action on climate change — the first two proposals concerning divestment of the university’s endowment from the fossil fuel industry and the third urging for a plan to reduce Tufts’ carbon emissions by 80 percent […]


COPYRIGHT 2018 THE TUFTS DAILY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.