Chaplaincy welcomes new music director Thomas B. Dawkins

The Tufts University Chaplaincy hosted a welcome concert and reception for its new music director and organist, Thomas B. Dawkins, on Oct. 11. The event was previously scheduled for Oct. 4 but was postponed due to an illness that Dawkins was battling. Approximately 20 people were in attendance at the Goddard Chapel. Dawkins was appointed to the position of […]


Class of 2022 begins college career with Illumination Ceremony

Over 1,600 first-years and transfer students gathered on the President’s Lawn on Saturday night to participate in Tufts’ Illumination Ceremony, according to University Chaplain Reverend Greg McGonigle. The candle lighting ceremony — an undergraduate tradition meant to symbolize university benefactor Charles Tufts’ mission to “put a light” upon Walnut Hill, according to McGonigle — was organized by the University Chaplaincy. […]


Students discuss their experiences as members of Tufts’ religious minority

For students who identify as religious or spiritual, Tufts offers a wide array of options for them to practice their faith on campus. This includes the presence of Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Humanist, Muslim and Protestant chaplains on campus. However, there are some students who are members of less-populated religions on campus, referred to as “minority religions.” According to […]


Events on the Hill: Week of Jan. 22

MONDAY Tufts University Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium Details: Tufts University is hosting its annual conference to commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community activists and historians will discuss his legacy and relevance in the present moment. There will be dinner and a keynote lecture. Where and when: Breed Memorial Hall, […]


Recent Zamboni issue upsets members of Catholic community

Content warning: This article mentions sexual assault. The Zamboni, a student-run satirical magazine, published an issue on Nov. 29 titled, “No One Expects The Spanish Inquisissue” that contained several articles focusing on themes related to Catholicism. Members of the Catholic community at Tufts have expressed concern over the inclusion of these articles.  Catholic Chaplain Lynn Cooper explained her concerns […]


Day of Service provides local volunteering opportunities for Tufts students

Tufts students volunteered at a number of local charities as part of the University Chaplaincy’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event on Jan. 28. The event followed a symposium on Martin Luther King Jr, which was also organized by the Chaplaincy earlier in January. Students volunteered at the Boston Red Cross Food pantry, the Cambridge Zen Center and the […]


Students reflect on personal political experience in post-debate dialogue

The first event in a series of post-debate dialogues was held on Sept. 27 by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President, Tisch College, the University Chaplaincy and the Office of Students Affairs to give students an opportunity to discuss their personal concerns and reactions to the upcoming 2016 presidential election, according to a message sent to the […]


Second annual Day of Service held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Members of the Tufts community participated in the second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service, volunteering at four different locations in the surrounding area this past Saturday. The MLK Day of Service, hosted by the University Chaplaincy, brought volunteers from Tufts to serve at the American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry, the Cambridge Zen Center, the […]


Chaplaincy, Africana Center hold successful MLK clothing and supply drive

The MLK Youth Homelessness Drive, sponsored by the Tufts University Chaplaincy and the Africana Center, wrapped up on Feb. 6 after collecting items for two weeks to benefit Youth on Fire, a drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth in Cambridge, according to Joie Cummings, a college transition advisor who served on the committee of staff and […]


Training to facilitate difficult social justice conversations on campus

The Dean of Student Affairs Office is collaborating with the University Chaplaincy to host a training on Feb. 13 that will teach participants how to effectively engage in difficult social justice discussions. Forty students and numerous faculty members are expected to participate in the Facilitating Difficult Social Justice Conversations Training, during which student leaders from across campus will have an opportunity to hone their conversational […]


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