Senior Profile: Lee promotes sex positivity on campus, addresses health care inequalities

Senior year of high school, Aram Lee was in a predicament: Wellesley College or Tufts?  “I didn’t know what to expect from either school, but when I visited Tufts, it happened to be one of those rare sunny days where everyone’s out on the quad, enjoying the sun in the midst of a busy April,” […]

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 […]

From engineering masks to caring for patients, Tufts students fight COVID-19

COVID-19 scattered Tufts students across the country after campus’ closure forced classes online and students indefinitely indoors. From emergency rooms to engineering labs and Zoom calls, a select group of students worked tirelessly to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus. Below are nine of their stories. Building medical solutions For Chris Markus and Courtland […]

Senior Profile: Islam gives back through education

Senior Prince Islam is the son of two Bangladeshi immigrants, neither of whom were able to pursue formal education. Therefore, getting a good education was a priority in Islam’s house growing up.  “I went through [New York City’s] public school system, and my parents have always been very education-oriented, because of their backgrounds, because they […]

Medford Mom: The best of both of us

When my father was 17 years old, his heart stopped for a full five minutes. He was in a horrible drowning accident at the Breakheart Reservation when he was a junior at Medford High School. He was resuscitated, and he might not often admit it, but his survival was nothing short of a miracle.  When […]

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 […]

From New York to California, COVID-19 disrupts Tufts students, their lifestyles

Over the past several weeks, COVID-19 has affected the entire university. Campus closed abruptly, classes went virtual and the Tufts community now lies scattered across the world. As the virus has spread, some locations have been hit harder than others.  According to data collected by The New York Times, over 370,000 cases have been reported […]

From seniors to citizens: Normal-ish

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. This year, Christy Lano decided to adopt a cat. Instead, she fell for a dog.   “There’s this dog I want to adopt … at a shelter right […]

From seniors to citizens: Out the window

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. Gabriella Melchiorri, a senior at SMFA, already knows how she wants to decorate her retirement home.   “I have these very specific paintings that I made when I […]

Students, DCA documenting moment in time during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will without a doubt make the history books, and as members of a generation living through this crisis while in college, every Tufts student will have a story to share with the people of the future.  Tufts students are finding unique ways to document these times. One such student is Megan Kang, […]