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The Office of Community Relations is a department of Tufts’ University Relations division. Community Relations creates the bridge between Tufts and its host communities of Medford, Somerville and Chinatown. Please subscribe to our Neighborhood Newsflash, and e-newsletter to keep you up to date on what is happening at Tufts.

What We Do at Tufts

  • Advise university departments about a wide range of opportunities and connections in our host communities and advise them on maintaining these relationships.
  • Work with student organizations on community service and volunteer opportunities.
  • Manage the logistics of the annual Tufts Community Appeal campaign and the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund grant opportunity.

What We Do in the Community

  • Build and maintain relationships with our neighbors.
  • Make university resources available to the community.
  • Connect Tufts programs to specific community needs.
  • Present Tufts’ annual Community Day – a celebration of our partnerships with Medford and Somerville.
  • Manage the Tufts Neighbors Page – a collection of lectures, discussions, concerts, art exhibits, performances, and other Tufts campus events that are open to our neighbors. Visit the site often!

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Tufts LCS Kids' Day will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Registration is now open: ... See MoreSee Less

Tufts LCS Kids Day will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Registration is now open:


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Meg Brown Guziewicz

3 days ago

Tufts Office of Community Relations

Tonight, Tisch College at Tufts University is hosting a discussion with the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Boston Globe’s Spotlight TeamMarch 15, 2018, 6:30pmBarnum Hall, Room 008, Tufts UniversityNOTE: This event has been moved to Barnum Hall, Room 008!


The Boston Globe’s main investigative unit, Spotlight is the oldest continually operating investigative unit in America. Since its creation, Spotlight has won multiple Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage, most recently for its ground-breaking reporting of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, which later spawned the critically acclaimed movie “Spotlight.” In December 2017, the Spotlight team took on its hardest topic yet—racism in Boston. Tisch College welcomes three key members of the Spotlight team: Patty Wen, Adrian Walker and Todd Wallack. Previously serving as a reporter for Spotlight two decades ago, Patty Wen became editor of the team in 2017 and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize twice. Adrian Walker is a columnist for the Globe’s Metro section who joined the Spotlight team for its coverage on racism in Boston. A three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter and data journalist for Spotlight, whose work on public records won national awards in 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

Distinguished Speaker Series: Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team