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

Tufts Presidential Awards for Citizenship and Public Service 2014 Call for Nominations

Posted: January 29th, 2014

January 23, 2014
Dear Colleagues,
I invite and encourage you to nominate students for the 2014 Presidential Awards for Citizenship and Public Service. Each year these awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students from all schools for outstanding achievement in community service and civic leadership. Please

Tufts Distinction Awards 2014 Call for Nominations

Posted: January 22nd, 2014

January 22, 2014
Dear Members of the Tufts Community:
Over the last six years, the Tufts Distinction Awards have honored almost 90 individuals and teams from among our staff and faculty for their exceptional contributions to Tufts. In the process, this unique awards program has become a valued university tradition. I … » read

Statement on American Studies Association Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Posted: December 23rd, 2013

Tufts University strongly opposes the resolution of the American Studies Association (ASA) to boycott Israeli academic institutions. As an institution of higher education, Tufts University is deeply committed to the principles of academic freedom and educating students to be active global citizens. Boycotting academic institutions in response to government policies would undermine the academic freedom … » read

Community Message on Diversity

Posted: December 5th, 2013

December 5, 2013
Dear Members of the Tufts Community,
We are pleased to announce the release today of the final report of the Council on Diversity, whose recommendations reflect 18 months of thoughtful study and deliberation. This unprecedented university-wide effort has been informed by extensive conversations and input from across our three campuses. We encourage … » read

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