Editorial: Hillel postering a blatant act of antisemitism

Close to two dozen posters critical of American and Israeli policy were found at the Tufts Granoff Family Hillel Center on Feb. 12. We believe these posters are intended to distress Jewish students. Antisemitism is a racist ideology that sees Jewish people as ‘other’. This ideology often manifests as anti-Jewish imagery and propaganda, including medieval […]

Justice Breyer speaks about role of courts, ‘breathing’ constitution

Last night, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke before an audience of around 400 in a packed Cohen Auditorium as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civil Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The event, which was also sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Political Science, began at 6 p.m. and ran for an […]

Dean of Cummings School Deborah Kochevar to serve as provost ad interim

Deborah Kochevar, the Dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, will serve as provost ad interim after Provost David Harris assumes his new role as president at Union College. University President Anthony Monaco said he was pleased to appoint Kochevar to serve in Harris’ place. “Debbie has been an outstanding Dean for [the] Cummings School, […]

Reported sexual offenses increase at Tufts, according to Clery Reports

Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. According to a Dec. 23 Boston Globe analysis of colleges and universities in New England, the number of reported forcible sexual offenses on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville campus increased from 14 in 2014 to 25 in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. The data comes from […]

Op-Ed: Free Speech: “Now and Forever”

Since when do promises mean nothing? On Nov. 7, 2009, Tufts’ Board of Trustees boldly expressed the necessity of free expression on the Tufts campus in its Declaration on Freedom of Expression. “Freedom of expression and inquiry are fundamental to the academic enterprise,” the declaration says. “Without freedom of expression, community members cannot fully share their knowledge […]

Tufts Labor Coalition, Boston BTC stage action at administration’s town hall

University President Anthony Monaco hosted a Town Hall Meeting yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium of the Cabot Intercultural Center to provide updates on the university and to offer students and members of the surrounding community an opportunity to directly ask him questions. Preceding and throughout the meeting, members of the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) stood outside of the Cabot Intercultural Center in protest of Tufts’ […]

51 Winthrop Street dedicated to impactful alumna, trustee

At the 60th anniversary of the Tufts University Alumni Association’s (TUAA) Senior Awards Ceremony on March 28, 51 Winthrop Street was dedicated as a function space in honor of Alison “Sunny” M. Breed (J ’66, G ’72), according to Timothy Brooks, executive director of Alumni Relations. “The Board of Trustees and the Tufts Administration unanimously agreed that naming the function space in honor of […]