Category Archives: Speeches and Messages

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act: Letter to the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation

November 22, 2017
President Monaco sent the following letter to the members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation regarding the U.S. House and Senate versions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act.  
Dear Senator/Congressman:
I am writing to express the concerns of Tufts University over provisions included in both House and Senate versions … » read

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Call for Runners: Tufts Marathon Team

October 2, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
I am writing to update you on the Tufts Marathon Team and our participation in the 122st Boston Marathon. Now in its sixteenth year, Tufts’ involvement in the Boston Marathon has been a beloved tradition at the university and we are grateful to John … » read

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Tufts’ Commitment to Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct

President Anthony P. Monaco released the following statement on September 25, 2017:
Tufts University is deeply committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our community. Over the years, we have made significant efforts to educate our community members about their rights and responsibilities under the university’s policy that prohibits sexual misconduct of any kind. … » read

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Elevating Tufts’ Leadership in the Study of Learning

September 20, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are delighted to announce that the James S. McDonnell Family Foundation is generously contributing $8 million to Tufts University to establish the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI) in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. IRLI will be a cross-disciplinary, cross-school enterprise focused on improving student learning outcomes at the collegiate … » read

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Advancing Undergraduate Student Life at Tufts

September 14, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
A commitment to transformational student experiences is one of Tufts’ hallmarks as a university. At the undergraduate level, this means that we seek to provide not only a rigorous academic experience and active engagement with civic life, but also a residential and campus experience … » read

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Engaging Constructively across Differences

September 13, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Last week the Tufts Disorientation Guide was posted on Tufts Class Facebook pages. As Dean McMahon explains in a statement on the Student Affairs website , this Guide is not an official document, is not associated with an identified student group, and contains some deeply disturbing characterizations with respect to … » read

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New York et al. v. Trump et al.: Tufts Submits Declaration in Support of Suit by State Attorneys General in Support of DACA

September 6, 2017
Tufts University has joined other Massachusetts universities in submitting declarations in support of the complaint in New York et al. v. Trump et al., a lawsuit challenging the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
Read a press release from the Attorney General of Massachusetts here .  Read … » read

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Supporting DACA and Undocumented Students

September 5, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We have been closely monitoring the situation in Washington, where the administration of President Trump has today announced the elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). I write to strongly reaffirm Tufts’ commitment to this program and to our DACA and … » read

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Matriculation Address to the Class of 2021

August 30, 2017
Thank you, David, for that kind introduction, and thank you all for that warm welcome. It is a privilege to join our distinguished faculty and staff and accomplished alumni as we welcome you—Tufts University’s Class of 2021—onto our campus and into our community.
First, though, I would like to extend … » read

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Response to Events in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
In the wake of the incidents in Charlottesville this weekend, I write to condemn the acts of racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and violence, and to offer Tufts’ prayers for the victims, their families and the communities harmed by the actions of white supremacists.
As … » read

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