Friedman School awarded $6.6 million NIH grant for Mississippi-based nutrition research

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research community-based nutrition programs in the Mississippi Delta area. The project seeks to bolster local produce consumption and production. Christina Economos, dean ad interim of the Friedman School of Nutrition Policy and Science, […]

Students call for free laundry, laundry assistance programs

The Tufts chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America has created a petition calling on the university to provide free use of laundry machines in all residential halls. They join groups like the Tufts Community Union Senate in considering how laundry costs act as a barrier to equity, though their proposed solutions differ. “Tufts professes […]

Connections across industry, academia promise progress in cellular agriculture

Lab grown meat used to be something out of a science fiction movie, but Tufts has been at the forefront of progress to make it a reality. In 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Tufts a $10 million grant which helped found the Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture. The Center for Cellular […]

TCU Senate project places free menstrual products around campus

A new TCU Senate initiative is bringing free tampons and pads to bathrooms across campus. TCU Vice President Arielle Galinsky, a junior, worked to bring the Menstrual Product Project to fruition. She said the goal of the project is to “provide a sense of menstrual equity,” noting that many undergraduates and graduates are concerned about […]

Tufts prepares for various outcomes in Supreme Court affirmative action case

On Monday, Oct. 31, the Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the race of applicants should be considered during the college admission process. These cases were raised against Harvard College and the University of North Carolina. The conservative supermajority on the Court seems prepared to overrule the landmark precedent from Grutter v. Bollinger, the 2003 […]

Tufts researchers lead preliminary study on new treatments for Alzheimer’s 

The path of life is a whirlwind, filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. But the memories you make along the way are what make you who you are. But somewhere down the road, you have lost that part of you, because the very memories that built your foundation have dissipated. This is […]

Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies wins multiple ASTR awards

Several members of the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies were recognized in this year’s American Society for Theatre Research awards. Among this year’s winners are two faculty members and three alumni. ASTR is a U.S.-based professional organization that seeks to promote and celebrate scholarship and research in theater and performance studies. It […]

Faculty, staff continue participating in ‘Unpacking Whiteness,’ ‘Radical Healing’ dialogue series

When white police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teen, in 2014, Sarah Iacobucci, director of undergraduate laboratories at Tufts, and her friends from church wanted to do something. Iacobucci, who identifies as white, attends a Unitarian Universalist church, where social justice is a core part of religious programming. After attending a […]

Tufts presents Distinction Awards to staff members

Tufts administration, faculty, staff and other community members convened on Nov. 16 at 51 Winthrop St. for the annual Distinction Awards ceremony, a celebration of outstanding members of the Tufts staff. Nominations for the award are decided by the President’s Office and the Human Resources Department at Tufts.  All benefit-eligible faculty and staff members directly […]

Students react to Massachusetts gubernatorial election, ballot questions 1, 4

In an election night of historic firsts in Massachusetts, voters elected Democratic gubernatorial candidate Maura Healey as the state’s first female governor and one of the nation’s first openly lesbian governors. Several ballot measures also scored victories, including a tax on incomes above $1 million and a law allowing undocumented individuals to obtain state driver’s […]

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