CIRCLE finds young people more civically engaged than ever

The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life released a series of findings recently that suggest that young people are more engaged in the upcoming midterm elections than perhaps ever before. The results, three sets of which have been released to the […]


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., […]


New tenants announced for Barnum Hall as renovations begin

Barnum Hall, currently vacant after the relocation of the Department of Biology to the Science and Engineering Complex in fall 2017, will be filled by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life (Tisch College) and the Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) in summer 2019, at the conclusion of ongoing renovations. The renovations, which began […]


Campus, local groups organize around DACA, undocumented students

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series about how the Tufts and Medford/Somerville communities have rallied in support of undocumented immigrants and students. The United States has always had a complicated relationship with immigration. Most recently, President Trump’s executive orders on immigration, from the travel ban to his crackdown on immigrants […]


Tisch College hosts panel on public amnesias

The Program for Public Humanities at Jonathan M. Tisch College for Civic Life sponsored a panel on “Public Amnesias” yesterday afternoon to discuss dynamic omissions in the narratives of experiences. The event, moderated by Diana O’Donoghue, director of the Program for Public Humanities, featured four panelists: Kendra Field, assistant professor of history and Africana studies; Kerri Greenidge, professor and […]


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium calls community to action

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” on the evening of Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall. The event featured a variety of distinguished speakers and performers who highlighted the importance of civic engagement and decisive action in the face of injustice, inspired by the work and words of Dr. […]


Editorial: To vote or not to vote

Tufts places a heavy emphasis on civic engagement. Between the dozens of service groups under the Leonard Carmichael Society and the abundance of political and activist groups as well as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the many groups it sponsors, a great number of students are involved with outside communities and are working […]


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