Tufts Milestones of the Decade

It was a time of campus growth and transition from 2010 to 2019
A tarp half covers a big elephant statue, with people surrounding it. Campus milestones at Tufts for 2010-2019 are shown in eleven photographs.
The new Jumbo statue is unveiled on the academic quad on April 17, 2015. Photo: Kelvin Ma
January 13, 2020

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As part of our series looking back at the decade just passed, Tufts Now highlights the milestones that marked those years across all the campuses—presidential transitions, new buildings, new schools, and more.

Don’t forget our Top Ten Tufts Photos of the Decade, Top Tufts Athletic Moments of the Decade, and On Campus Across the Decade

November 30, 2010

Tufts President-elect Anthony Monaco is officially introduced to the university community in the Coolidge Room. Photo: Kelvin Ma

May 22, 2011

Tufts President Larry Bacow and his wife, Adele, thank the Tufts community for their support during his tenure at commencement. Bacow stepped down at the close of the academic year. Photo: Kelvin Ma

April 16, 2012

Joe Lessard, E12, of the Tufts Marathon Team at mile 9 of the Boston Marathon. Since first taking part in the Marathon in 2003, the Tufts Marathon Team has raised more than $6 million to support crucial issues in food and nutrition. Photo: Alonso Nichols

April 17, 2015

The new Jumbo statue is unveiled on the academic quad. Photo: Kelvin Ma

May 30, 2015

The Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex at 574 Boston Avenue opens in late May. Photo: Alonso Nichols

July 1, 2016

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts officially became part of Tufts University, and is now named the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, or SMFA at Tufts. Photo: Anna Miller

September 23, 2016

Bernard W. Harleston, H98, and his wife Marie react upon seeing the commemorative plaque during the official dedication of Harleston Hall, formerly South Hall. Harleston, a psychologist, was the first African American hired to a tenure-track position at Tufts and the first African American president of the City College of New York. He is a trustee emeritus of Tufts, having served on the board from 2002 to 2007. Photo: Alonso Nichols

December 15, 2016

The Foster Hospital for Small Animals completes an expansion and renovation of the lobby, examination rooms and areas of the ER at the on-campus hospital. Photo: Alonso Nichols

December 4, 2017

The light-filled, state-of-the-art Michael Jaharis Jr., M87P, H15 Anatomy Laboratory is dedicated at the School of Medicine. Photo: Anna Miller

August 9, 2018

Clouds are reflected on the Science and Engineering Complex (SEC), officially opened the previous October. Photo: Anna Miller

October 19, 2019

Alumni, current students, families, and friends come to the Africana Center to tailgate and celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the center at Homecoming. Photo: Alonso Nichols