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MOST APPLICANTS EVER A record number of high school students are seeking admission to the Class of 2015, making this the most competitive undergraduate admissions cycle in Tufts’ history, according to Lee Coffin, the dean of undergraduate admissions. The 17,097 applicants represent an 11 percent increase over last year.
COOPER UNION PRESIDENT Jamshed Bharucha, Tufts’ provost and senior vice president since 2002, has been appointed president of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the all-honors college in New York City.
WOMEN’S HOOPS RECORD With the swish of a free throw, Colleen Hart, E11, became the Tufts women’s basketball all-time scorer during a game against visiting SUNY New Paltz on December 11.
VISIONS OF HEAVEN For more than a century, Tufts students have gazed upon Goddard Chapel’s magnificent stained glass windows, but few know about the difficult life, checkered career, and independent spirit of the artist behind them, Tommaso Juglaris.
LOTS OF FULBRIGHTS Tufts students, seventeen in all, were among the top recipients of Fulbright scholarships this year among American research universities. Only eleven such institutions had more recipients than Tufts. “This is another demonstration that we are preparing our students well to go into the world and make a difference,” says James Glaser, academic dean for the School of Arts and Sciences.
HOLD THE WONDER BREAD Eating several servings of whole grains daily—and cutting back on refined grains—will diminish the type of fat around internal organs that can lead to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by the Tufts nutritionist Nicola McKeown.
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