Tufts University to hold May 30 community meeting for local residents

Discussion to focus on topics of interest to community members
Tufts community
Credit Frank Siteman for Tufts University
May 10, 2018

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Robin Smyton

617.627.5392

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 10, 2018)—Tufts University will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, May 30, the second this spring designed to inform community members about programs, resources available to them, provide an overview of recently completed and upcoming projects and solicit feedback on issues of interest to local residents.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Breed Memorial Hall, 51 Winthrop St., Medford, and is open to the public. After a brief presentation by university representatives, participants will break into groups on specific topics related to themes on how Tufts interacts with the community. These topics, identified with input from community members, include:

  • Housing
  • Campus Development
  • Neighbor Issues
  • Community Benefits
  • Transportation

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

"We are interested in getting neighbors' feedback on how Tufts can enhance our engagement with the community, and in sharing information about what Tufts is already doing in our host communities" said Barbara Rubel, co-director of government and community relations at Tufts.

A recap of the April 25 meeting, including video of the university's presentation and the PowerPoint slides, can be found at http://communityrelations.tufts.edu/community-presentations/.

"We are eager to build on the good discussion that we held last month with community members," said Rocco DiRico, co-director of government and community relations at Tufts. "We are looking forward to a productive and constructive evening."

Light refreshments will be served, so RSVPs are appreciated.  To RSVP, please fill out the form here

For more information, please contact the Office of Government & Community Relations at 617-627-3780.

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Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.