Achieving the Unique Potential of Tufts

Posted: November 4th, 2013

November 4, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
This past weekend was a signature moment for Tufts University. During the regular fall meeting of the Board of Trustees, two noteworthy events took place that will figure prominently in the evolution of Tufts over the next decade and beyond: The Board elected Peter … » read

Report on the 2013 Board of Trustees Annual Meeting

Posted: November 4th, 2013

November 4, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
The most recent regular meeting of the Board of Trustees and its committees took place October 31 through November 2, 2013, on the Boston and Medford/Somerville campuses. The meetings were highlighted by the election of Peter Dolan as the new Chairman of the Board and the … » read

Statement on Medford Investigation

Posted: November 4th, 2013

Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 2, 2013, Tufts University Police responded to the area of College Avenue in Medford to investigate a report that occupants of a motor vehicle had shouted racial slurs at Tufts students. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified the occupants, who … » read

Holiday Bonus Day: December 31, 2013

Posted: October 29th, 2013

October 30, 2013
Dear Staff Colleagues:
It does not seem long ago that we were welcoming new and returning students for the new academic year, but the crisp air and falling leaves are a tangible reminder that we are already past the midpoint of the fall semester. As we look ahead to the … » read

Tufts Threat Assessment and Management Program

Posted: October 7th, 2013

October 7, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Tragic events across the country in recent years have highlighted the dangers posed by violence on college and university campuses. I am writing to update you on our important proactive efforts to ensure the continued safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and … » read

Release of the Draft Report of the Council on Diversity

Posted: September 26th, 2013

September 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are pleased to share with you the full draft of the Report of the Council on Diversity. This report reflects a year and a half of intensive work by the members of the Council and its working groups—a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, … » read

Tufts Marathon Team 2014: Call for Runners

Posted: September 24th, 2013

September 24, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
I am writing to invite you to participate in the 118th Boston Marathon as a member of the Tufts Marathon Team. While the memory of the tragic events surrounding last year’s marathon remains, I am equally aware of the resilience shown by the greater … » read

Charting Our Course

Posted: September 7th, 2013

September 6, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
It gives me great pleasure to look ahead to another exciting academic year at Tufts. I appreciate the sense of great anticipation, and energy renewed, that fills our classrooms, offices, laboratories, clinics, performance spaces, and playing fields with the start of the semester. Surrounded … » read

Matriculation Address 2013

Posted: August 28th, 2013

August 28, 2013
A very warm welcome to you, the Tufts Class of 2017, and our entering transfer students; to parents and family members; and to our faculty and staff as we officially begin the academic year. It is an honor and a privilege to greet you on this happy occasion.
Entering Tufts … » read

Report to the Community – May 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting

Posted: July 1st, 2013

Dear Members of the Tufts Community:
Among the many events marking the end of the year was the Board of Trustees meeting from May 16-19. The May meeting is always a unique opportunity for our Trustees both to conduct regular business and to engage with the entire Tufts Community during Commencement weekend.
During … » read