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THE PLACE TO BE For the first time, the acceptance rate for the incoming undergraduate class will fall below twenty percent because of a record applicant pool. full story

ADVICE FOR OBAMA Tufts professors offer their counsel to the president on the economy, health care, politics, immigration, science education, and food policy. full story

LIFELINE FOR PET LOSS A veterinary student–run hotline helps owners manage the heartache of losing a beloved animal. full story

VICE PROVOST Diane Souvaine, a computer scientist, says the best part of her new university-wide leadership role is that she gets to work with “incredibly talented, dedicated, and creative researchers across the extended Tufts community and help them do what they love.” full story

PHARMA DEGREE Starting this fall, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences will offer a master’s degree in pharmacology and drug development, a field enjoying rapid job growth. full story

NATIONAL CHAMPS With a 2–1 win over Montclair State, Jumbo field hockey became the first Tufts women’s team to capture the National Collegiate Athletic Association crown. full story

HIGHER-ED EFFICIENCY The Tufts Effectiveness in Administrative Management (TEAM) project aims to address the financial challenges confronting higher education. full story

WEIGHT WATCHERS The link between TV consumption and obesity is growing stronger as we log more viewing hours. full story

WORLD OF HURT A master’s degree program at Tufts Medical School trains students in the poorly understood problem of chronic pain. full story

COFFEE SMARTS Tufts psychologists discover that a hit of caffeine can boost your information-processing skills. full story

FRACKING DEBATE Is the natural-gas boom an economic bonanza or environmental disaster? The Fletcher School’s Bruce McKenzie Everett, F70, F72, F80, and John Rumpler, A88, of Environment America, face off. full story

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