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

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