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Jack Hirsch is an Assistant News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying economics and international relations. Jack can be reached at [email protected]


Medford Public Schools launches pooled COVID-19 testing program

“Pooled testing will provide Medford and Somerville with a reliable way to quickly and accurately detect early infection in students, teachers, and staff while costing only about one-third as much as individual testing," Sedore wrote in an email to the Daily.


Tufts’ long term assets see return of 3.7%, endowment grows in 2020 fiscal year

Tufts' Total Return Pool, where a majority of the university's long-term assets are invested, saw a return of 3.7% for the fiscal year 2020. The endowment grew from $1.91 billion at the end of FY 2019 to $1.94 billion at the end of FY 2020, according to Tufts’ Annual Financial Report.


Tufts to launch new graduate initiative designed to connect data science, policy

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is funding the program through a grant amounting to almost $3 million; it was awarded under the NSF's research traineeship program. Led by Shafiqul Islam, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, the project will include nine faculty members and over 140 graduate students from across disciplines and schools at Tufts.


CIRCLE partners with Snapchat to promote youth voter engagement

Snapchat is attempting to reach these younger voters, who make up a large segment of their user base, to emphasize to them the power of their vote. They will use CIRCLE’s research on young voters to accomplish this goal. 


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