Tufts alumni create summer internship fund for students interested in service

The Bruce-Griffey Leadership and Diversity Internship Fund, an alumni-organized grant to help students afford the financial burden of unpaid summer internships, was offered for the first time last summer. The alumni who created the grant are looking to continue and expand the fund for this summer, according to fund Co-Chair Francesca Freeman-Lujan (LA ’93). The fund […]

Linda Daniels hired as staff psychologist, liaison to the Africana Center

Linda Daniels, Psy.D. joined the team of staff psychologists at Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) this semester. In addition, Daniels will act as a CMHS liaison to the Africana Center, and work on issues of diversity and inclusion at the university. At Tufts, Daniels said she hopes to get a better understanding of the issues facing […]

Alumnus Edward Dugger Jr. honored in plaque re-dedication ceremony

Edward Dugger Jr. (E ‘41), a record-setting track athlete and mechanical engineer, was honored by a crowd of 50 people last Friday evening in a ceremony co-hosted by the Africana Center and Athletes of Color. The ceremony was held as a re-dedication of the the plaque placed in the alumnus’ honor at the Ellis Oval complex. According to Africana Center […]

Tufts community celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and faculty remembered the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in an event entitled “Moving the Movement Forward” held yesterday at Goddard Chapel. This year’s celebration surrounded five themes: faith and hope, equality, unity and collective action, justice as well as action. The event began with a spoken-word performance by senior Cameron Flowers, who urged for […]

#thethreepercent Update

Leaders of Wednesday’s march to Porter Square, organized under the name of #thethreepercent, released a more detailed version of their demands of the Tufts administration yesterday. The demands, which were first announced in the Mayer Campus Center during the demonstration, include increasing the number of Black-identifying students and faculty at Tufts, improving the quality of mental health services provided […]

Africana symposium to be held on Friday with panels, workshops

The second annual workshop of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will be a symposium titled “Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition” tomorrow afternoon at Breed Memorial Hall at 51 Winthrop St. The Africana symposium, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the Africana Studies program and the Center for […]