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Below please find some recent Community Presentations. For construction updates of ongoing projects across Tufts University, click here.

Medford/Somerville Community Meeting– January 21st, 2021

This meeting was held over Zoom.

Tufts University held a Community Meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021 to give our Medford/Somerville neighbors a recap of our fall semester, provide information on our spring 2021 semester plans and answer questions.

The event was held on Zoom and was open to public. The meeting was hosted by Mary Jeka (Senior Vice President of University Relations) and Rocco DiRico (Director of Government and Community Relations).

Presentations included:

Rocco DiRico, Director of Government & Community Relations - (PDF)
Anthony P. Monaco, President of Tufts University - (PDF)
Michael Jordan, University Infection Control Health Director - (PDF)

Panelists included:

  • Marie Caggiano, Medical Director
  • Gerard “Chip” Coletta, Head of Public Safety
  • Camille Lizarribar, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Chris Sedore, Chief Information Officer
  • Barbara Stein, Vice President of Operations

Tufts Community Presentation – August 4, 2020

This meeting was held over Zoom.
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Tufts University held a Community Meeting on Tuesday, August 4, to inform community members about the fall 2020 semester plans and to provide an overview of new safety guidelines. The event was held over Zoom and was open to the public. After the presentation, neighbors participated in a question and answer session.

The presenters included:

  • Anthony P. Monaco, Tufts University President
  • Rocco DiRico, Director of Government and Community Realtions

The panelists included:

  • Mary Jeka, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
  • Michael Jordan MD, MPH, University Infection Control Health Director
  • Barbara Stein, Vice President of Operations
  • Kevin Kraft, Dean of Student Affairs
  • Gerard Coletta, Head of Public Safety

Tufts Community Presentation – April 24, 2019

Tufts Administrative Building (169 Holland St, Somerville)
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Tufts University held a Community Presentation on Wednesday, April 24, to inform community members about summer programs available to them and to provide an overview of upcoming summer projects. The event was held in the Tufts Administrative Building and was open to the public. After the presentation, neighbors participated in a question and answer session.

The presenters included:

  • Gretchen Von Grossmann, Director of Capital Programs
  • Ruth Bennett, Director of Strategic Capital Programs
  • Lois Stanley, Director of Campus Planning
  • Rocco DiRico, Director of Government & Community Relations

The event was hosted by the Office of Government & Community Relations at Tufts University.


Tufts Community Presentation – March 21, 2019

574 Boston Ave, Medford
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Tufts University held a Community Presentation on Thursday, March 21, to inform community members about summer programs available to them and to provide an overview of upcoming summer projects. The event was held in 574 Boston Ave and was open to the public. After the presentation, neighbors participated in a question and answer session.

The presenters included:

  • Gretchen Von Grossmann, Director of Capital Programs
  • Ruth Bennett, Director of Strategic Capital Programs
  • Lois Stanley, Director of Campus Planning
  • Rocco DiRico, Director of Government & Community Relations

The event was hosted by the Office of Government & Community Relations at Tufts University.


Tufts Community Presentation – May 30th, 2018

Breed Hall (51 Winthrop Street)
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Tufts University held a Community Presentation on Wednesday, May 30, to inform community members about summer programs available to them and to provide an overview of upcoming summer projects.  The event was held in Breed Hall and was open to the public. After the presentation, neighbors participated in a group discussion exercise with Tufts employees.

The presenters included:

  • Gretchen Von Grossmann, Director of Capital Programs
  • Chris Rossi, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Matt Austin, Associate Director of Housing Operations
  • Barbara Rubel, Director of Government & Community Relations (Somerville)
  • Rocco DiRico, Director of Government & Community Relations (Medford)

The event was hosted by the Office of Government & Community Relations at Tufts University.


Tufts Community Presentation – April 25th, 2018

Breed Hall (51 Winthrop Street)
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Tufts University held a Community Presentation on Wednesday, April 25, to inform community members about programs and resources available to them and to provide an overview of recently completed and upcoming projects.

The event began at 6:30 p.m. in Breed Hall, 51 Winthrop St., and was open to the public. After the presentation, neighbors participated in a question and answer session.

The presenters included:

  • Barbara Stein, Vice President of Operations
  • Lois Stanley, Director of Campus Planning
  • Robert Chihade, Director of Real Estate
  • Barbara Rubel, Director of Government & Community Relations (Somerville)
  • Rocco DiRico, Director of Government & Community Relations (Medford)

The event was hosted by the Office of Government & Community Relations at Tufts University.