NATIONAL CHAMPS The men’s lacrosse team won Tufts’ first-ever NCAA team championship with a 9–6 victory over Salisbury University before a crowd of more than 20,000 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on May 30.
COMMENCEMENT In his address to the Class of 2010, Sol Gittleman, a teacher beloved by thousands of alumni, said that graduates must understand the past. “Each generation,” he said, “has to grow from the previous one, learn from its errors, and build.”
SNOOZE CONTROL For fifty million chronically exhausted Americans, the School of Dental Medicine’s pioneering sleep medicine program says have a good night.
PRIVACY CONCERNS Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, warned that social media “are eroding our sense of our zone of privacy,” in the twelfth Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture.
CELL PHONE PROGRESS For everything from banking to health care to literacy, cell phones are becoming game changers in poorer countries. Jenny Aker, F97, an assistant professor at the Fletcher School, is studying the phenomenon.
BAT SCOURGE Wildlife biologists at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine are seeking the cause of the “white-nose” syndrome that has been wiping out bats from Vermont to Virginia.
SENIOR MOMENTS The brutal truth, says the Tufts psychologist Ayanna Thomas, is that “you start seeing cognitive decline in your twenties.” But exercising your mental muscles can help you stay sharp as you age.
WHY WE FIGHT In a speech after receiving the Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award, the diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke, H97, noted that “Afghanistan is different” from Vietnam, which posed no threat to U.S. soil.
SERVICE HONOR Tufts has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition for a school’s commitment to public service.
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