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COMMENCEMENT 2013 Social psychologist and Stanford dean Claude Steele offered graduates three lessons from his own life: seek advice, approach problems collaboratively, and be open-minded. full story

NEW FLETCHER DEAN James Stavridis, F83, F84, the retired admiral who most recently served as NATO’s top military commander and oversaw the U.S. European Command, has been named the twelfth dean of the Fletcher School. He succeeds Stephen W. Bosworth, dean since 2001. full story

GO-TO SCHOOL For the undergraduate Class of 2017, Tufts received a record number of applicants and accepted a record low 18.7 percent. “It’s clear Tufts remains a highly desirable school,” says Lee Coffin, dean of undergraduate admissions. full story

TRUSTEE LEADER Peter R. Dolan, A78, A08P, vice chair of the Tufts University Board of Trustees, has been elected chair-designate. He will succeed current chair James A. Stern, E72, A07P, when he steps down in November after ten years in the post. full story

POPULAR SCIENCE More Arts and Sciences students are pursuing a double major in computer science. Enrollment in computer science classes has grown sixty-seven percent in three years. “This is not just a dotcom blip in enrollment,” says Carla Brodley, professor and chair of the department in the School of Engineering. full story

NEW TICK-BORNE DISEASE What looks like Lyme appears to be a totally different disease transmitted by the same bug, says Tufts infectious disease expert Sam Telford, who reported the first case of human Borrelia miyamotoi infection earlier this year. full story

PEACE THROUGH NEWS In a talk at this year’s Edward R. Murrow Forum, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour said rigorous journalism makes the world a safer place. “Where is our reporting more important than on the edge of war and peace?” she asked. full story

GRAD DEAN STEPS DOWN Lynne Pepall, the economist who led the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for seven years, will return to the classroom after a yearlong sabbatical. full story

SOUND SLEEP Tufts School of Dental Medicine has exported its pioneering program in sleep medicine to Mexico, where students at the University of Monterrey access the curriculum through distance-learning technology. “I knew that I had to bring something that would have an impact for our community,” says Hector Martinez, DG08, dean of the Monterrey dental school. full story

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