Report on the November 2014 Board of Trustees Meeting

Posted: November 10th, 2014

Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
The most recent regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and its committees took place on November 7–8 on the Medford/Somerville campus. Major topics for the trustees’ review and action included initiatives to support our strategic plan, the budget outlook for upcoming years, the pace of change required … » read

Holiday Bonus Days: 12/26/14 and 1/2/15

Posted: October 27th, 2014

October 27, 2014
Dear Staff Colleagues:
It is hard to believe that we are already almost to Halloween! I am sure many of you are already beginning to make plans for the winter holidays, which offer a unique opportunity to spend time with family and friends, and a welcome chance to relax after … » read

Tufts Marathon Team: Call for Runners

Posted: September 29th, 2014

September 29, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
I am writing to invite you to participate in the 119th Boston Marathon as a member of the Tufts Marathon Team. Tufts’ participation in the Boston Marathon is a beloved tradition at the university and I am glad that our runners will once again … » read

Full Ahead

Posted: September 11th, 2014

September 11, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community:
It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the new academic year, one that I begin with an enormous sense of optimism and enthusiasm. While summer is traditionally an opportunity to recharge, I know that our students, faculty, and staff have also continued … » read

Plans for Tufts Support Services (TSS)

Posted: September 8th, 2014

September 8, 2014
Dear Tufts Faculty and Staff,
We are writing to update you on the university’s plans for Tufts Support Services (TSS) and provide details about the timeline, scope of services and staffing for this new center.
When it launches in mid-December 2014, TSS will support many human resources (HR) and finance-related administrative services such … » read

Matriculation Address 2014

Posted: August 27th, 2014

August 27, 2014
A very warm welcome to you, the Tufts Class of 2018, and our entering transfer students; to parents and family members; and to our faculty and staff as we formally begin the academic year. It is an honor and a privilege to address you on this joyous occasion.
Entering Tufts … » read

Launch of the Tufts Institute for Innovation, August 28, 2014

Posted: July 21st, 2014

July 21, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Among the many exciting initiatives underway as we implement the university-wide strategic plan, Tufts: The Next 10 Years (T10) , is the Tufts Institute for Innovation (TII) . I am pleased to announce the official launch of TII and to invite you to a special launch event and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Institute on Thursday, … » read

Reflections on the Academic Year 2013-2014

Posted: June 26th, 2014

June 26, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are about to end another eventful and productive academic year at Tufts. Together, we accomplished an impressive amount, of which we should all be proud. The summer offers an opportunity to catch our breath and take stock of our collective achievements. These reflective … » read

Report on the May 2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Posted: June 17th, 2014

June 17, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
As the academic year drew to a close, the members of our Board of Trustees met May 15-18 for regularly scheduled meetings and special events. This was a notably active and productive year across Tufts, and in reviewing highlights of the academic year with … » read

Medford Campus Graffiti Incident

Posted: June 12th, 2014

June 12, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Early Saturday morning, one or more vandals spray painted graffiti on the Medford/Somerville campus that included a swastika on the exterior of the Granoff Family Hillel Center. Tufts Facilities Services immediately responded to remove the graffiti and the Tufts Police Department began an investigation … » read