There is a wide variety of programming planned for the week, including kickboxing, yoga and zumba classes, grab-n-go events, cooking classes and mindfulness sessions. The events are taking place during what would have been a week-long spring break, had it not been for the pandemic. Kabra, a sophomore, spoke about how she hopes the "Staycation” can benefit students who are missing the typical mid-semester break.
Due to financial and legal limitations, ORLL cannot grant all the requests the RAs made in their email. For instance, ORLL is restricted in its ability to accommodate calls for increased compensation, prioritization for the COVID-19 vaccine and communication of COVID-19 statistics in residence halls.
Sam Sommers, professor of psychology and department chair, expressed that the goal of the series is to provide a venue for well-regarded scientists to share their research on anti-racism with the community, and to allow students an opportunity to network with people in the field.
The initiative will be hosted in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, and will be composed of 40 civically engaged ‘next generation leaders’ from around the world.
After the Faculty Senate issued a resolution on Sept. 30 condemning Tufts’ lack of communication and transparency in its decision to lay off employees and reduce salaries at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM), university officials responded in an Oct. 13 statement that the decision was not within the scope of the Faculty Senate.
Van Jones, CNN correspondent, social entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author, spoke with the Tufts community in a webinar on Thursday, Oct. 1, as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series.
Labs have had to switch to virtual and hybrid formats due to COVID-19, receiving mixed reviews from students and faculty.
Prior to joining the Tufts community, Chen founded ConceptSpring, a consulting company that provides entrepreneurial training and advises different organizations to promote growth, according to its website. She was also the vice president of various companies, and focused primarily on engineering and product management.
Researchers at the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), who usually focus on redistricting, have developed a new model in recent weeks to alleviate the burden on hospitals as they fight against the coronavirus pandemic.