Category Archives: President Monaco

A Year of Opportunity and Achievements

June 29, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
This academic year was full of opportunity and achievements across the university. Our students, faculty and staff demonstrated in myriad ways the talents and commitment that make Tufts a unique environment for learning, research and active citizenship.
A sampling of the activities across … » read

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Update on the Student Life Review Committee

June 1, 2017
Dear Members of the University Community,
In December 2016, I appointed a Student Life Review Committee to undertake a holistic assessment of the culture of undergraduate student life at Tufts. After a semester of hard work, involving substantial community consultation on and off campus, the Committee has provided me with their report. It includes … » read

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Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2017

May 20, 2017
Welcome
Family, friends, colleagues, and distinguished guests: Welcome to this year’s Baccalaureate service. Our most special guests today are the members of the Class of 2017. So, welcome, Seniors!
Graduation from Tufts is a milestone for all who are close to our students. A college career can bring with … » read

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Statement on TCU Senate Resolution regarding Divestment

April 10, 2017
Last night, the university’s undergraduate student government—the Tufts Community Union Senate (TCU)—passed a resolution calling on Tufts to divest from any investments in certain specified corporations doing business with the Israeli government and to adopt related changes in Tufts’ investment policies.
We have made clear in the past our opposition to calls to boycott Israeli academic institutions .  While members … » read

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Tufts and Other Universities File Brief Opposing Immigration Order

31 March 2017
Tufts joins amicus brief with 30 universities in opposing the second Executive Order on Immigration
Read the full text of the brief

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Establishment of the Student Life Review Committee

February 5, 2017
Dear Members of the University Community,
In December, I announced plans to form a Student Life Review Committee to undertake a holistic assessment of the culture of undergraduate student life at Tufts, with attention to the roles of residential strategy, student organizations, athletics and clubs as well as the Greek system. I am writing … » read

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Louhghalam v. Trump: Tufts Joins 7 Other MA Universities in Brief of Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff’s Complaint

February 3, 2017
Tufts University and seven other Massachusetts universities have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Louhghalam v. Trump, one of the lawsuits challenging President Donald J. Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
Read the full text of the brief here

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Monaco, other university presidents ask President Trump to ‘rectify or rescind’ immigration order

Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco and 47 other American college and university presidents today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world.” “If left in place,” the … » read

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Supporting and Protecting the International Members of Our Community

January 29, 2017
Dear Members of the Tufts Community:
On Friday, President Trump signed an Executive Order restricting immigration into the United States by citizens of the following seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The restrictions will be in place for at least the next 90 days.
We are … » read

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Announcing the 2017 Tufts Attitudes About Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS)

January 25, 2017
Dear Students,
Today we are launching the 2017 Tufts Attitudes About Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS) . I encourage you to take the time to complete it. Your voice matters, and your responses will remain anonymous.
This is our second university-wide survey designed to collect information about your perceptions, attitudes and opinions about behaviors related to sexual misconduct … » read

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