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Tufts Action Group, Another Tufts is Possible advocate for racial justice, police reform

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests that occurred over the past summer, several Tufts faculty and staff members founded the Tufts Action Group (TAG) to advocate for a strengthened community that supports black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) across Tufts campuses.


Director Edward Yang illuminates complexities of Taiwanese history

Hailed as one of the trailblazers of the “Taiwanese New Wave,” Edward Yang’s films put the spotlight on a country underpinned by rapid economic growth, globalization, urbanization and political liberation. As a narrative artist, Yang’s genius lies in his portrayal of how these changes distill into every aspect of life.


Actor Hank Azaria talks career, mental health, racial justice

Hank Azaria (LA’87), an Emmy Award-winning actor and comedian, addressed the Tufts community on Friday as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, in the last event of the semester. The discussion was moderated by Dean Jim Glaser.


Affiliates of ‘The Moth’ (story)tell all

In light of COVID-19, The Moth’s virtual programs continue to foster emotional bonds between people through its broadcasting of the most personal, moving and vulnerable stories.


Former ‘Spotlight’ reporter Stephen Kurkjian talks free press, election

Stephen Kurkjian, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and founding member of the investigative “Spotlight” team of the Boston Globe, spoke to the Tufts community on Oct. 29 in an event entitled “Free Press: Enemy of the People or Democracy's Lifeblood." It was co-sponsored by Tufts’ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.


Open Mike Eagle’s new album ‘Anime, Trauma and Divorce’ doesn’t deliver what it could

Mike Eagle’s latest album, “Anime, Trauma and Divorce” (2020), as its title suggests, is his most vulnerable one yet. Each of the three elements occupies a unique place in the album and culminates in an admirably personal tale of loss, confusion and anguish. 


Intersection of politics, religion in Ukraine discussed at Fletcher School conference

Divided into a keynote address and three panel discussions, the conference focused on the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, and issues regarding geopolitics, pluralism and security in the country.


Jess Keiser explores the Enlightened psyche, “nervous fictions” in new book

Terming a hybrid body of work, which includes scientific writing using literary metaphors and literature importing science to explore the psyche, as “nervous fiction,” the book asks important questions about the relationship between the body and the mind, between “rational” scientific inquiry and literary expression.


Professor of Government Chryl Laird lectures on politics, Black vote

Laird began the conversation by playing a clip from the television series “Black-ish" (2014–), and asked the audience to consider why the characters featured, despite having different leanings on social issues, dislike the Republican Party.


Rural organizer Matt Hildreth discusses progressive causes, election

Matt Hildreth, executive director of RuralOrganizing.org, a national organization that advocates for progressive causes in rural America, spoke to the Tufts community in a webinar on Monday. The event was part of the Civic Life Lunch series hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, and was moderated by Jessica Byrnes, program administrator at Tisch College.


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