Marsha Pinto: The softest voices deserve to be heard too

Marsha Pinto, a recent graduate and speech therapist in the San Francisco Bay area, has written articles for publications including the Huffington Post, has been interviewed by a producer from The Ellen DeGeneres Show and is the founder of her own online awareness campaign, Softest Voices. All of these have centered around the topic of introversion.  […]


From seniors to citizens: The right problem

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  Once, a venerable advisor told David Pearl, “You can spin your experiences; you just have to be a good storyteller.”  Of course, only the wildest storyteller (or […]


Language departments, faculty adapt to online learning

COVID-19 and the transition to online learning has shaken up academic life for many students. Some classes may have had an easier transition to online learning based on their nature, while it was a bit harder for others. Language departments, which are heavily based on discussion, have had to reroute how their classes function. Preparation […]


Arts faculty innovate in wake of transition to remote learning, miss community of in-person classes

From drawing to dance, theatre to music, the arts play an important role in the Tufts community. In addition to student clubs and performance groups, Tufts offers students a space to explore, grow and express themselves artistically through formal instruction. However, the recent transition to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted arts […]


Medford Mom: Tiny beautiful things

In times of sadness, darkness and confusion, I often cling to the comforting words of my favorite author, Cheryl Strayed. Her book “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” (2012) is my own personal bible, and I found myself skimming through it nearly every day of the week of March 9, […]


Tufts Global Education to overhaul Ghana program, implement interim plan for fall 2020

In many ways, the Tufts-in-Ghana program offers students a unique study abroad experience. Students have the opportunity to live and learn with local Ghanaians, to take weekend excursions to sites of historical and cultural significance and to hone their sense of independence as they navigate an academic system that’s substantially different from the one in […]


From seniors to citizens: Hard conversations

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done. Kella Merlain-Moffatt knows who she is.  Her mother, and the world, often ask her to assess her identities.  At this point, months from her would-be graduation, she […]


‘We’re trying to catch up’: Governments enforce strict regulations on communities as COVID-19 worsens

City and county officials throughout the U.S. lead the response to COVID-19, enacting stricter measures as the total number of cases increases As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, local governments have taken drastic measures in an attempt to contain the virus. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone says municipalities and states have two tools at […]


From seniors to citizens: Open doors

Senior spring to social security. On the hill to over the hill. Graduation to … grandchildren? Here’s what seniors have to say before all is said and done.  From a young age, Emma Mitchell-Sparke traveled the world with her family. Now, as a worldly student bound for medical school, Mitchell-Sparke said, “I think I love […]


Local governments, hospitals accelerate preparations for coronavirus

Local health departments and hospitals around Tufts have shifted into high gear to prepare for the growing spread of COVID-19 in the United States., as the number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts has grown in past weeks.  The Somerville and Medford Boards of Public Health have been planning for the novel coronavirus and how it […]


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