Congratulations to the Winners of the Tufts Distinction Awards for 2014

Posted: June 3rd, 2014

May 21, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
It is a great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2014 Tufts Distinction Awards. In this seventh year of the program, we will honor 11 individual recipients and 3 teams from across the university; you will find a complete list of the winners below. … » read

Baccalaureate Address to the Class of 2014

Posted: May 21st, 2014

May 17, 2014
Family, friends, colleagues, and distinguished guests: Welcome to this year’s Baccalaureate service.
We have just heard a wonderful Wendell Phillips address from Jessica Wilson. I have gotten to know Jessica through her remarkable range of activities on campus. She is an outstanding representative of the Class of 2014.
The … » read

Affirming Tufts’ Commitment to Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Posted: May 9th, 2014

May 9, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Tufts’ policies on sexual misconduct have been the focus of extensive public attention during the past several weeks. I want to reaffirm for all of you—as I did for students on our Medford/Somerville campus last week —that the safety of each member of the Tufts community … » read

Update on Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Posted: April 28th, 2014

April 28, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
I am writing to update you about one of my highest priorities as president—the prevention and elimination of sexual misconduct from Tufts’ campuses. I take sexual misconduct seriously and am committed to making the university a leader on this issue.
No member of … » read

Tufts Medical Center Partnership with Lowell General Hospital

Posted: April 14th, 2014

April 14, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are pleased to share with you the news that Tufts Medical Center plans to partner with Lowell General Hospital, along with their physician networks, to form a new health system. The two organizations will work together through a yet-to-be-named parent company, while still … » read

The Boston Marathon, 2014

Posted: April 9th, 2014

April 9, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Monday, April 21, will mark the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. The Marathon is always a special event for the entire Boston area, and especially for the Tufts community, which is proud to field the largest collegiate or university team … » read

Appointment of Michael Wagner as Tufts Medical Center President and CEO

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

April 3, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are pleased to share with you that Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Wagner has served as Interim President and CEO since September and has proven himself … » read

Report on the February 2014 Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Posted: February 12th, 2014

February 12, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community:
This past weekend saw the first meeting of our Board of Trustees since approving the T10 strategic plan in November; the meeting was both productive and energizing.
One of the Board’s central responsibilities is to steward the university’s assets in support of our … » read

Statement on Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

Posted: February 12th, 2014

February 12, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
Since early last year, our community has engaged in substantive and thoughtful deliberations about the university’s role in helping to mitigate climate change and whether Tufts should stop investing in fossil fuel companies.
A group of students submitted a written proposal calling for … » read

Looking Ahead to an Exciting Semester

Posted: January 31st, 2014

January 31, 2014
Dear Tufts Students, Faculty, and Staff,
Welcome back for the spring semester, which is certain to be a busy and exciting time for all of us. Thanks to everyone in the Tufts community, we accomplished a great deal during the fall and laid the groundwork for further progress. I anticipate … » read