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Philosophy Department hosts lecture on landmark Supreme Court case

The Department of Philosophy hosted Evan Mandery, a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College, for a lecture on Friday about the 1987 Supreme Court case McCleskey v. Kemp, which was a seminal ruling that found that evidence of racial discrimination could not be used to overturn the death penalty. The event was this year’s annual Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture, […]

Tufts hosts conference to address sustainable development in the Arctic

Fletcher Arctic VI, a two-day conference, took place over the weekend at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The annual Fletcher Arctic Conference has been hosted since 2012 to discuss the implications of sustainable development in the Arctic, according to the event website. Many professors, students, government officials and entrepreneurs gathered to participate in the event. During the […]

Health Promotion and Prevention organizes mindfulness initiative

Tufts Health Promotion and Prevention is starting a new mindfulness initiative to help reduce the stress in students’ lives. According to the initiative’s website, it was organized in partnership with Counseling and Mental Health Services, the University Chaplaincy, the Office of Residential Life and Learning and Cambridge Health Alliance. According to Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Ian Wong, this […]