‘Capen Village’ housing development renamed ‘CoHo’

The housing development formerly named Capen Village has officially been renamed CoHo, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) President Benya Kraus. CoHo is intended to serve as themed housing for juniors and seniors, Kraus said.  The name change comes about because of Medford zoning rules, which include specific requirements for the use of the term “village,” Jamie Neikrie, a […]


Passport program provides first-year mentorship, lifelong friendships

For international students arriving at Tufts, the first year of college can often entail more challenges than just making friends and trying to find their classrooms. Many international students, especially those on financial aid who may not have had the resources to travel to the United States before, must learn to integrate into an entirely different […]


Tufts strives to build community, support system for undocumented students

As more undocumented students have been accepted and have enrolled at Tufts in both the Class of 2019 and 2020, following the university’s 2015 decision to begin admitting undocumented students, Tufts continues to allocate resources to support these students’ college careers and beyond. Over a year ago, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin announced that Tufts would change its […]


Eric Johnson promoted to senior vice president of University Advancement

Eric Johnson, who has been a staff member at Tufts for the past 28 years, was recently promoted from vice president to senior vice president of the University Advancement Division. He will start in his new position on Friday, April 1.  Johnson started working at Tufts as a development officer in the School of Arts and Sciences. He held his former position […]


University endowment grows as fundraising increases

The Tufts endowment has grown from $1.47 billion at the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013 to $1.6 billion at the end of FY 2014, according to the university’s Annual Financial Report. This increase seems to be part of a larger trend.  Christine Sanni, executive director of advancement communications and services, explained that the university’s endowment has seen rapid growth over the […]


Gehling to step down as Director of Athletics

After 16 years serving as Tufts’ Director of Athletics, William Gehling (LA ’74, G ’79) will officially step down from his current position on July 1 to assume the new role of senior advisor to University Advancement. According to Gehling, the search for a new director is currently underway. In 1979, Gehling started working at Tufts as the first coach […]


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