Posts Tagged: Tufts University

Leadership in Higher Education Is Due for a Change: Co-Presidents (Really)

Harvard University recently appointed a new president, Larry Bacow. He’s a well-known, highly regarded leader, having spent the better part of his adult life in educational administration. He’s been president of Tufts and chancellor of MIT; he also served on the Corporation, Harvard’s governing board, prior to being considered a presidential candidate. And the announcements have been clear: ...

New England Energy Market … and Higher Ed … Look to Catch a Second Wind

In the coming decades, the U.S. will see large-scale offshore wind energy (OWE) development in which hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in building and operating OWE capabilities that are price-competitive with fossil fuel-based electricity. European market commitment, investment in infrastructure and R&D focused on cost reduction has enabled this competitiveness. New England is pois...

A Chance at Life: The Value of Legislative Action and Institutional Leadership for DACA Students

A Massachusetts resident, Faustina began working on her college applications last August. In the beginning, the process was going well. However, as she began receiving acceptance letters and financial aid award letters, things became difficult. As an undocumented student, Faustina did not have a permanent residency card, which most colleges need in order to provide financial aid. Unwavering in her...

Dartmouth Names Prez; AUC Appoints Interim in Quest to Win Back Degree Granting; Amherst Taps Its First Provost

Among recent comings & goings:Dartmouth College named mathematician and University of Michigan Provost Philip J. Hanlon to be its next president starting in July. Hanlon will succeed Jim Yong Kim, who resigned in April to become the president of the World Bank.The Atlantic Union College Board of Trustees appointed general surgeon Duane M. Cady, M.D. as interim president of the Lancaster, Mass....

Union of Concerned Scientists to Explore Science and Democracy in Turmoil

The nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) will hold a conference on "Science and Democracy in Turmoil" on Thursday, May 17, at the Norton Woods Conference Center of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) in Somerville, Mass.The UCS will also launch a new Center for Science and Democracy designed to strengthen American democracy by restoring the essential role of science, eviden...

LGBTQA: Big Letters on Campus

Editor’s Note: NEJHE has strived to document and improve the experiences of groups historically underserved by higher education, including ethnic and racial minorities. Academia is more tolerant than many sectors, but spending a brief time on any campus reveals that people who are “different” in any way are also underserved and underacknowledged. This article explores the particular situatio...

Right This Way Please … Early Admissions Debate Rages On

In September 2006, Harvard made the decision to end early admissions. Early admissions takes on two forms: early action and early decision. What Harvard had in place was non-binding early action, meaning that a student applies before the regular deadline—in early November—and has until admissions decisions come back from other schools before deciding where to attend.Early decision, on ...

New Faces in NE Prez Offices

World-class and working class New England colleges made changes at the top today.Tufts University, the world-famous research university centered in Medford, Mass., announced its next president will be Anthony P. Monaco, pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. A neuroscientist, Monaco identified the first gene specifically involved in huma...