Tufts by Numbers: Will record breaking ever end?

The fastest finisher of Monday’s Boston Marathon finished the 26.2-mile race in just under two hours and 10 minutes – an impressive feat considering it means that the champ, Geoffrey Kirui from Kenya, ran each mile of the marathon in under five minutes. More impressive is that according to the International Association of Athletics Federation […]

Three years later ‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’ won’t let viewers forget

While it’s been a little over three years since the terror of the Boston Marathon bombing, HBO’s “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” (2016), which premieres Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., attempts to recount the events that shook the nation to its core. The emotional documentary also serves as a good reminder to everyone that, while America may have moved on, […]

Tufts Marathon Team runs in 120th Boston Marathon, operates under new contract

25 members of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated yesterday in the 120th Boston Marathon, running in spots allotted by John Hancock Financial Services, the marathon’s principal sponsor. The team ran to raise funds for the nutrition, medical and fitness programs at Tufts, including Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy research on childhood obesity, according to the TMT’s […]

Eric Johnson promoted to senior vice president of University Advancement

Eric Johnson, who has been a staff member at Tufts for the past 28 years, was recently promoted from vice president to senior vice president of the University Advancement Division. He will start in his new position on Friday, April 1.  Johnson started working at Tufts as a development officer in the School of Arts and Sciences. He held his former position […]


Last February, I temporarily took leave of my senses and signed up to run a half-marathon. What’s more, this flash of madness was accompanied by a stroke of vindictiveness, because I somehow persuaded two of my good friends to register to undergo this torture alongside me. The next two months were a blur of perpetually sore […]