Jumbos Give Back, Part 3: Student-athletes come together to help Puerto Rico

Editor’s note: This is the final part of a three-part story highlighting Tufts athletic teams’ contributions to their community. Part 1 was published Nov. 19 and Part 2 was published Nov. 28. After the devastating effects of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in August and September 2017, the Tufts swimming and diving teams hosted a swimathon […]

Coping with Disasters, Part 2: Puerto Rican students discuss fears, community support after Hurricane Maria

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story. Part 1 was published on Nov. 7 and can be found online. For those affected by natural disasters, the days, weeks and even months after the incident can be trying times. For students at Tufts who are unable to be with their families, these periods can be especially […]

Coping with Disasters, Part 1: Students speak on their experiences, university response

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story. Part 2 was published on Nov. 6 and can be found online. Disasters are an unfortunate but all-too-common part of life. For those affected, the days, weeks or even months after the disaster can be trying times. For Tufts students on campus, it can be especially […]

Hurricane Maria affects Puerto Rico, Tufts’ Puerto Rican students

Hurricane Maria is classified as the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, hitting Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, according to a Sept. 20 article on Weather.com. Hitting two weeks after Hurricane Irma, it has created a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. The official Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria stands at 54, but the […]

Students lead hurricane relief efforts, Tisch College organizes in support

Tufts undergraduates have responded in force to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, launching fundraisers and staging supply drives with the aim of helping residents of the struggling U.S. territory. At the same time, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is working to support those efforts through the Jumbo Hurricane Relief Response group, a new student-administrative […]