Tufts will lead a $100 million project called Strategies to Prevent Spillover (STOP Spillover). The five-year program was launched by the U.S. Agency for International Development and aims to address the impact of zoonotic diseases, which are transmitted from animals to humans.
The author of "So You Want to Talk About Race" (2018) addressed the Tufts community in a webinar on Sept. 22 organized by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
Pete Buttigieg, former mayor and U.S. democratic party presidential candidate, addressed the Tufts community in a webinar held on Sept. 16., as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series for fall 2020.
Dean Alan Solomont (A’70) released a statement on July 16 outlining the steps the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is taking to combat racism, including a new first-year course, webinar series and the sponsor of research in different focus areas. The statement follows a letter sent to the Tisch College community on June […]
As of Aug. 27, approximately 5,300 undergraduate students will be studying in person for fall 2020 and only about 735 students will be studying remotely. However, this data is likely to change through the first few weeks of the semester.
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life celebrated its 20th anniversary this spring, commemorating the statement of purpose signing on April 21, 2000 which created the college dedicated to civic engagement. Tisch College intended on celebrating the anniversary throughout the calendar year 2020 but has since postponed it due to the closure of campus […]
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions opted to go test-optional for a three-year cycle, beginning with applicants matriculating in fall 2021, which was announced in a March 24 blog post by Dean of Admissions JT Duck. Tufts was not actively considering a test-optional policy, but made the decision due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects […]
A 2014 study on the status of learning spaces on the Medford/Somerville campus found that over 200 classrooms and other spaces needed renovations over five years. In the years since, however, only 68 have been upgraded due to the available budget, according to Senior Campus Planner Heidi Sokol. Sokol said the goals of the 2014 […]
Scientists from Tufts University and the University of Vermont (UVM) successfully created programmable, living nanobots from the cells of frog embryos, called xenobots. Michael Levin, the Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center, and Dr. Douglas Blackiston, a scientist in Levin’s lab, co-authored the report published on Jan. 13 with […]
The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) invited students to apply to create their own themed house in Community Housing (CoHo) centered around a common interest or passion for fall 2020, but received only one application, according to Su McGlone, the director of fraternity and sorority affairs. McGlone, the point of contact for the […]