It’s Inauguration Week!


Tufts is undergoing some major administrative changes, and not just at the undergraduate level. Apart from having a new University President (Anthony Monaco, certified genius), we also just hired John Barker from the University of Miami (represent!) who, as quoted in the Daily, will be responsible for the oversight and growth of the “student services, student affairs, academic advising and undergraduate studies, programs abroad and intercultural and social identities programs,” according to a letter today from Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Joanne Berger−Sweeney and Dean of the School of Engineering Linda Abriola. I would love to tell you his official title but no one actually knows. EDIT: He is the Dean of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. Furthermore!!! Dr. Harris Berman was named the Dean of the Medical School early last week. The school will also begin a search for a new Provost for the 2012-2013 academic year.

It’s a pretty exciting week…

It’s a week long celebration festival! I have copied the event invitation below to President Monaco’s Inauguration:

The Inaugural ceremony of Anthony P. Monaco as the thirteenth President of Tufts University will take place on the Medford/Somerville Campus on October 21, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. You are kindly asked to RSVP to this event. Please follow this link.

Schedule of Events:

  • 1:00 p.m. Alignment and Robing of Platform Party, Representatives of Academic Institutions and Learned Societies (“Delegates”), and Tufts Faculty and Administrators
    (Delegates align in the Granoff Hillel Center; Tufts faculty and administrators align in the Chase Center, Carmichael Hall).
  • 1:45 p.m. Academic Processional forms at the designated alignment areas
  • 2:00 p.m. Inaugural ceremony begins


Speaker Information:

Shirley M. Tilghman
Sally Shuttleworth

Location: 
Residential Quadrangle (The Green), Medford/Somerville Campus
Click here for directions.
Please be advised that the ceremony will take place outdoors under a tent.

Delegates from Academic Institutions and Learned Societies
Click here for a list of these attendees.

Live Webcast:
A link to the live webcast of this event will be posted here once it is available.

Of course, it’s gonna be filled with alums and some fun, fun speaking events (but really. I have tickets). There are also other events ALL WEEK LONG:

October 17 – Arts Showcase

October 18 – Grafton Reception

October 19 – Academic Symposium (FIND ME AT THIS!), Boston Reception, Building a University: The Presidents of Tufts (FIND ME AT THIS!)

October 20 – Concert in Goddard Chapel: Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Dawn Upshaw in Recital

October 21 – Inaugural Ceremony

October 21 – Medford/Somerville Repection (FIND ME AT THIS!)

October 22 – Student Social Event AKA Cage Rage ft. Matt and Kim and Timeflies as their opener (FIND ME AT THIS!)

October 23 – Alumni Council Meeting

It’s these types of events that make Tufts awesome. They’re open to the entire community, and they’re free. And they’re awesome.

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