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Senior Profile: Abraha rises to challenge, advocates for marginalized students

Many seniors are excited to enter the workforce when they graduate from Tufts. They have interesting new roles, are moving to new places or are looking forward to being financially independent. Graduating senior Eve Abraha is anticipating her next steps after graduating for a different reason, though. “I’m so excited to have a full-time job […]

Testing center staff talks student safety, engagement

When Tufts students have birthdays these days, they don’t look forward to hosting a big party or trying a new restaurant or bar. Instead, they know that when they announce their birthday as they check in at the COVID-19 testing center at 62R Talbot Ave., they’ll be given a warm smile and a “happy birthday” […]

Tufts students see opportunity for change following Texas winter storm, energy crisis

Johnson and Young expressed hope that the problems revealed by this crisis will galvanize statewide changes in leadership and energy policy. Johnson said that while some issues he was already concerned about were exposed, he also learned about previously unfamiliar shortcomings in Texas’ politics and energy systems.

Tufts students volunteer, vote in Georgia runoff races

“I really was not expecting Ossoff and Warnock to win, and [when] they both did, it was so gratifying to know that the organizing that we were doing worked, so gratifying to hear that there are so many odds that went against,” Kopp said.

Alumni Interview: Jen Bokoff finds balance in philanthropy

As the Tufts student body was hunkered down for a cold night one winter, Jen Bokoff (LA’08) was thinking about how the homeless people she volunteered with would be spending the freezing night. Rather than waiting to find out until morning or the next time she saw them, Bokoff invited one of her clients into Harleston Hall’s basement and gave him shelter for the night.

With musicology livestream, Pennington raises more than $10,000 for The Bail Project

As he began to stream at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, Stephan Pennington cautiously set a $500 fundraising goal for himself. When he signed off his computer in the wee hours of Friday, June 5, he had raised over $10,000 to support bail funds through The Bail Project, a nonprofit that works to end […]

Senior Profile: Meehan enters biotechnology field despite initial discouragement

Graduating senior Emma Meehan doesn’t like being told that what she wants to do, particularly as an engineer, isn’t possible. Of the fewer than 30 graduating chemical engineers from the Class of 2020, she is the only one to have studied abroad. And as an involved member of the Tufts chapter of the Society of […]

Jen O’Malley Dillon keeps the Biden campaign human during COVID-19

Last month, Jen O’Malley Dillon (LA’98) was given the daunting task of leading a team of people she barely had the chance to meet. As the Biden campaign’s newly selected campaign manager, she was given just one day to meet her new co-workers before COVID-19 forced the campaign into remote working. In her one day […]

Brown-Long discusses personal journey, advocacy for criminal justice reform

Cyntoia Brown-Long discussed her experiences and problems with the criminal justice system and her current initiatives for prison reform as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday in Breed Memorial Hall.  Alan Solomont, dean of Tisch College, introduced Brown-Long with a brief summary of her life experiences, […]

Alumni trustee candidate Tejas Mehta hopes to bring Tufts community together

Every year, members of the alumni community vote for who will represent the alumni on the Board of Trustees, the highest body of governance for the university. One of the two candidates running for that position this year is Dr. Tejas Mehta (M’92). Mehta comes from a family steeped in the Tufts experience: her son […]