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Colleges Rarely Apologize For Mishandling Rape Cases, And Survivors Are Sick Of It

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.08.2016 | College

On Monday morning, activist Wagatwe Wanjuki lit a Tufts University sweatshirt on fire, and broadcast it on Facebook Live. She did so in protest, calli...

Will Donald Trump's call to profile Muslims offend voters?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Deborah Schildkraut, Tufts University After the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, presumptive Republican presidential...

7 Things Boomers Need In Their Diet

Joan Salge Blake | Posted 06.11.2016 | Fifty
Joan Salge Blake

The MyPlate for Older Adults just got a facelift thanks to nutrition researchers at Tufts University with support from the folks at the AARP Foundation. I love this new healthy eating visual because it not only colorfully depicts the five basic food groups: fruits, veggies, grains, dairy and protein. But it also emphasizes other important foods and nutrients that we need as we age.

Arianna Huffington Explains What Real Leadership Requires

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.23.2016 | College

"Bottom line, @FletcherSchool graduates, the world needs you." Thanks @ariannahuff! #fletcherclassof2016— Danielle Robins...

Here's Some Advice For College Grads From 'Simpsons' Characters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.23.2016 | College

Actor Hank Azaria doled out some words of wisdom to graduates of Tufts University on Sunday in the style of the characters he voices on "The Simpsons....

Tufts Bomb Scare Threatens Campus, Finals (part 1)

Daniel Nelson | Posted 05.13.2016 | College
Daniel Nelson

An unidentified individual had torched a car parked next the campus Health Services building. Authorities responded to the blaze and quickly put out the wreck. Then, they found a note taped to a nearby door. It was a bomb threat. This was going to be no ordinary Monday.

What's Your Civic Life? Why Does It Matter?

Alan D. Solomont | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Alan D. Solomont

Civic engagement necessarily encompasses a spectrum of activities. It may take the form of direct community service that is informed by the root causes of social inequity. It may include activism, dissent, and protest; political action and campaigns; community organizing; non-profit work; issue advocacy; or public service at all levels of government.

The Waning Influence of American Political Parties

The Conversation US | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Does the fact that young people ignore or dislike parties tell us something about youth and their culture, or is this more about the parties and how they have changed?

How Can Universities Encourage Young People to Vote?

The Conversation US | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
The Conversation US

Research shows that campaigns that directly contact young people boost youth turnout. Knocking on young people's doors to talk about an election increases their turnout by about 25 percent.

The Compelling Reason You Should Eat In Tonight

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

You probably don't expect every meal you eat at a restaurant to contain a large number of calories. Sure, the occasional fast food cheat meal might be...

Smart Shopper Uses Extreme Couponing To Get Items For People In Need

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.13.2016 | Good News

One woman has turned her thrifty shopping skills into a tool to help those in need. Hannah Steinberg, a 20-year-old student at Tufts University in Me...

Two More Schools Revoke Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degrees

Associated Press | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment

BOSTON (AP) — Two more colleges announced Thursday they have rescinded honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby, adding to a growing list of schools dis...

5 Lessons DeNiro's "Intern" Can Teach You

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.09.2015 | Fifty
Simin Nikbin Meydani

I was glad to see that while the "senior" intern brings wisdom, experience and balance into the frenetic workplace of an Internet startup, the movie also honors the energy and creativity of the Millennials who are driving today's tech economy.

How Harvard Is Trying to Translate Protests into Votes

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 10.07.2015 | College
Talmon J. Smith

The Harvard University Institute of Politics, well known for its polling data on voting patterns, created the National Campaign back in 2003 to explore ways to translate Millennial buzz around social justice and service into more tangible civic and political outcomes.

Learning Lifelong Healthy Eating in the School Lunchroom

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Simin Nikbin Meydani

We all know there's a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic that children learn in school. Until the national school lunch program was modified in 2010 nutrition hadn't been high on the list and now that is being threatened by efforts in Congress.

Empty Nesting From a Little Sibling's Perspective

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.25.2016 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.

A Katrina Kid's Reflection on 10th Anniversary Coverage

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 09.16.2016 | College
Talmon J. Smith

With opinions surrounding Katrina as widely colored and as deeply layered as our king cakes during carnival season, I did my best not to go into the interview series with a predetermined angle or scope for fear of skewing the story through confirmation bias.

Tufts Supplements

Write for the Future | Posted 09.11.2016 | College
Write for the Future

by Tess Jacobson Which aspects of Tufts' curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: "Why Tufts?" (50-100 words) ...

Who's Your Tribe? The Multiple Hats and Helmets We Wear

Wayne L. Firestone | Posted 09.09.2016 | Religion
Wayne L. Firestone

During a respite from a recent international development conference in Mbale, Uganda I had a glimpse of a Jewish story that sounded like a Michael Chabon "What if" plot.

Here's Why Conversations About Campus Sexual Assault Need To Include LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mainstream conversations about rape often fail to acknowledge sexual assaults that happen against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) commu...

At Tufts, Janitor Cuts Reek of Institutional Hypocrisy

Jonathan Jacob Moore | Posted 07.02.2016 | College
Jonathan Jacob Moore

Will Tufts maintain its obstinate stance and proceed with costly custodial reorganization? Or will Tufts instead seize this opportunity to be a pioneer on its treatment of workers and set an example for other institutions?

Signs to Good Words

Write for the Future | Posted 06.11.2016 | College
Write for the Future

American Sign Language started with a casual comment from an eighth grade teacher. Visual learners tend to acquire skills in learning sign language.

Madeleine Albright To Grads: 'All I See Are Doers'

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called on graduates to stand up to the myriad complications facing the world today at the Tufts Universit...

4 Fab Foods That Prevent Weight Gain As You Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty

If you've noticed the dreaded "middle-age spread" creeping up on you, there are changes you can make to your diet to keep your pants from getting any ...

A Connecticut Yankee in King Steven's Court

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jerry Zezima

As a Connecticut Yankee born and bred -- or perhaps I should say born and white-bread, which is how most people think of Connecticut Yankees -- I have always loved history, not just because I am old enough to be historical myself, but because I could never do algebra.