Tufts awards five honorary degrees
Tufts awarded five honorary degrees at the all-university commencement
on May 23. Those recognized for their contributions were: David
Halberstam, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Best and the
Brightest and The Powers That Be, who gave the main commencement
address, an honorary doctor of humane letters; Rosario Green, Secretary
of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Mexico, an honorary doctor
of laws; Marian Heard, president and CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts
Bay, an honorary doctor of public policy; Dr. David Ho, who developed
the use of protease inhibitors for treating AIDS, an honorary doctor
of science; and Thomas Schmidheiny, the CEO of Holderbank, the world's
largest cement company, an honorary doctor of business administration.
Presidential Awards honor public spirit
They've taught inner-city children about math, science and reading.
Others have reached out to victims of domestic violence, offering
free dental care. Another became a legal guardian to mentally and
developmentally challenged adults. This is just a sampling of the
first-ever winners of the Presidential Award for Citizenship and
Public Service, given on May 5 to 22 students, representing every
school at Tufts. The award is administered by the Lincoln-Filene
Center for Citizenship and Public Affairs.
"This is an award that reflects the Trustees' commitment to
making values and skills in public citizenship a hallmark of Tufts
University. It is an opportunity to recognize that creativity and
excellence, and to put a spotlight on making a defining strength
in the Tufts tradition," said President John DiBiaggio.
Forum celebrates Civil Society series
On April 23, the Forum on Civil Society, hosted by President John
DiBiaggio and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, celebrated
an interdisciplinary series, "Civil Society: Historical and
Contemporary Perspectives," published by the University Press
of New England. The publishing initiative seeks to expand research
on citizenship and public service, an important part of Tufts' mission.
The forum featured presentations by the authors of the first two
books in the series: Brian O'Connell, A53, a member of the Tufts
Board of Trustees and professor of public service at the Lincoln
Filene Center at Tufts, speaking on "Civil Society: The Underpinnings
of American Democracy," and Phillip H. Round, a faculty member
in the Department of English at the University of Iowa, addressing
"By Nature and By Custom Cursed: Transatlantic Civil Discourse
and New England Cultural Production, DiBiaggio gave the keynote
address and Robert M. Hollister, dean of the Graduate School of
Arts and Sciences, moderated the presentations, including commentary
by Tufts historian John Brooke, Christine Letts and David D. Hall
of Harvard, and Anna Faith Jones of the Boston Foundation.
Editors for the series are Kent E. Portney, professor of political
science at Tufts; John C. Schneider, director of corporate and foundation
relations at Tufts; and Virginia Hodgkinson of Georgetown University.
Fulbright Scholars push Tufts to the top
This year, high aspirations for Fulbright Scholarships were again
amply rewarded. A record number of undergraduates-13 at press time-were
tapped for what are considered among the most competitive academic
scholarships in the world. Two Tufts undergraduates were also selected
from 100 applicants for 2 of 10 Australian openings. This year's
success continued Tufts' strong standing; last year, Tufts produced
10 Fulbrights and tied with Harvard for 15th in the nation in Fulbright
rankings. The scholarships will support studies on topics as varied
as elephant conservation in Mozambique, printmaking techniques in
Cyprus, cancer research in Australia, the roots of alcoholism and
its effect on twins in Finland, and the Asian financial crisis in
A milestone for the MD/MBA Program
The first graduates of Tufts' innovative MD/MBA program received
their degrees in May.The eight students completed the first-of-its-kind,
four-year program designed to bring management principles to medical
The MD/MBA Program offers courses at Northeastern and Brandeis
universities, as well as at Tufts. The dual-degree program takes
no longer to complete than the normal four years of medical school,
making it the only program of its kind in the world.
A Civic Response to Climate Control
A major conference convened in April by the new Tufts Institute
for the Environment (TIE) was hailed in a Boston Globe editorial
as a timely "stitching together" of civic and church groups,
municipalities and corporations in order to start making changes
in their energy use that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions. "Their
motto reverberates with the self-reliant spirit of the New England
town meeting, defining their approach to the Kyoto Protocol as 'implementation
without ratification,' " according to the Globe.
The conference, "Climate Change and Civil Society: Acting
Now to Protect Our Future," brought more than 200 leaders to
the Fletcher School and gave Tufts an apt platform from which to
affirm its own civic spirit in response to a global priority.
President John DiBiaggio announced the University's commitment
to the Tufts Climate Initiative, a program that aims to meet the
Kyoto Protocol goal of a 7 percent reduction in its 1990 levels
of carbon dioxide emissions by 2012.
The plan, co-directed by Professor Bill Moomaw, TIE director and
Fletcher professor, and Dick Goulet, director of Tufts Facilities,
will create innovative, interdisciplinary educational and research
opportunities for students and faculty.
Tufts has also been invited to play a lead role in the Northeast
Climate Initiative (NCI), which will bring together a group of progressive
universities, corporations, municipalities, religious groups and
other institutions to encourage New England civil society to voluntarily
reduce greenhouse gas emissions because it is cost-effective and
the "right thing to do."
Halberstam: The Importance of Making 'Choices of the Heart'
Distinguished speakers are the order of the day at commencement
services, and this year was no exception. For the university's 143rd
commencement on May 23, David Halberstam (left), Pulitzer
Prize-winning author of The Best and the Brightest and The
Powers That Be, addressed the various classes of 1999. Halberstam
recalled that his father, a 1925 graduate of the Medical School,
and the second son of a "poor immigrant family of seven children,"
was always grateful for "that exceptional education, the greatest
of gifts." He added, "We know . . . that the ability to
rise above what your parents had been in one generation is what
keeps America young and fresh and optimistic."
Addressing the "burden of being responsible for our destinies,"
he urged students to take their career choices seriously and not
become a "prisoner of a lifestyle that you did not particularly
seek out in the first place."
"It is a choice about what is good for you, not what is good
for others whom you greatly respect . . . but what makes you feel
complete and happy and makes you feel, for this is not a small thing,
like a part of something larger than yourself, a part of a community.
. . . Try and use your lives wisely, and try and make choices .
. . that are of the heart." Noting that he, a few days short
of his 22nd birthday, was fired from the smallest daily newspaper
in Mississippi, he called upon graduates not to be afraid to take
chances, to "trust your instincts and lead your lives without
Other speakers were: Dr. Robert Hunter, D63, president and CEO
of Delta Dental Plan of Massachusetts, at the Dental School; Dr.
Marcia Angell, executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine,
for Medical and Sackler graduates; Dr. Eric Chivian, director of
the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical
School, at the Veterinary School; and Peter Ackerman, F69, managing
director, Rockport Capital, Inc., and chair of the Fletcher Board
of Overseers, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
All together, Tufts awarded 1,036 undergraduate degrees, 137 master's
and 15 Ph.D.'s. From the professional schools, the university granted
163 MDs, 141 DMDs, and more than 70 DVMs. The School of Nutrition
Science and Policy graduated 31 master's of science and 7 PhD's,
and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy awarded 28 master's,
11 PhD's and 138 master's of arts law and diplomacy.
A commitment to financial aid
Administrators this spring reaffirmed plans to significantly enrich
the college's financial aid package for undergraduates. The new
package will provide an average of $13,500 in Tufts grants for approximately
30 percent of its undergraduates this fall, a figure that will grow
by about 50 percent over the next five years. The total financial
aid award to a Tufts student approaches $17,000, once federal loans,
work-study and federal grants are added. The additional financial
aid will help to offset a 4.2 percent tuition increase this fall,
which will bring total undergraduate student charges to $32,126
Learning into Action
Let it not be said that Tufts undergraduates view the world from
the narrow confines of an ivory tower.
This year, for instance, students took it upon themselves to initiate
and organize education forums on global issues. On November 3, senior
Zachariah Mampilly, with the support of the Provost's Office, the
Africa New World Studies Program and Vision Of Tibet, organized
an expert panel on issues influencing the current war in the Congo,
a war involving eight African countries.
On April 18, two South Asian students with
a long-standing interest in social activism, Mallika Mathur and
Kalpana Bhandarkar (left) organized "Gender and Social
Activism in the Developing World," a symposium of four panel
And also in April, seniors Bediak Amana and Tianna Sherman, co-presidents
of the African Political, Social and Cultural Association, coordinated
the first film festival devoted to African-produced films; the five-day
"African Movie Week" was well attended as was a guest
lecture by Rutgers professor of English Abena Busia, an African
Jeanne Penvenne, associate professor of history and former head
of the interdisciplinary minor Africa and New World Studies, praised
the high quality of the student efforts. "We have a very classy
cohort of students," she said. "Some are international
relations majors and they have been inspired by Pearl Robinson's
leadership. She and the entire IR program have encouraged students
to develop their coursework first and to study abroad. So what we
see on campus is a flowering of what is already in place and the
new opportunities for study enhance this kind of student initiative.
Students can come back and put what they have learned and seen to
use not only in a scholarly forum but also as a public service to
Amana, Sherman and Rahwa Tesfay took to heart their learning and
interest in promoting international awareness when they co-founded
the African Political, Social and Cultural Association last fall
to raise awareness of African and African cultural issues. "While
there are many students at Tufts with African heritage, we felt
that there was a need for activities and events that could bring
the community together as well as educate the greater Tufts community,"
said Amana, a mechanical engineering major. From hosting events
such as a "Taste of Africa" in Hogdon dining hall to the
film festival and lecture, "I think we accomplished a lot and
set the foundation for years to come," he said.
Among other student-organized events held during Stop Violence
Against Women Weeks, was a symposium organized by seniors Mallika
Mathur and Kalpana Bhandarkar, on the empowerment of men and women
in the developing world. "I had traveled last year throughout
Africa, including doing research on market women in Swaziland,"
said Mathur, who is from India, "and a lot of issues echoed
with those that women deal with in Asia. I saw a commonality and
decided to organize a conference that would look at activism from
a gender and cross-cultural perspective."
That meant putting in 10 hours of planning a day for five months,
which she conceded was more than she had bargained for, "But
I think it really made a difference," said Mathur, an international
relations and African Politics major who hopes to continue to work
for international human rights law. Student activism, she agreed,
was particularly vibrant at Tufts this year. "The timing was
perfect for these events; the classes are very active," she
said. "Tufts has a history of activism, but my sense was that
before it was basically set by seniors and juniors. Now a lot of
other younger students are getting involved. We hope it's the beginning
of a continuum."
Confronting Gender and Equity Issues
Activities on campus this spring highlighted the seriousness of
students' commitment to the problem of violence and building better
relationships between men and women.
When the Women's Center sponsored a jam-packed
calendar of events for the Stop Violence Against Women Weeks, Lori
Schnitzer, J99, (at left with Hal Ersner-Hershfield, A01)
a French and Peace and Justice Studies major, contributed a compelling
look at the consequences of violence. On April 6, some 50 decorated
T- shirts on which survivors of violence expressed their experiences-
domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse, assault-were displayed on
the Campus Center Patio, and provided a backdrop for a rally.
"I think the project and the rally raised awareness in a new
way," said Schnitzer. "Yes, it's very shocking, sometimes,
and emotional, but people come away thinking about violence in a
new way. Not many people may know that some ufts students have had
to resort to restraining orders, that gender and equality issues
are everywhere and often very close to home."
Schnitzer's project grew out of her internship with the Somerville
Commission for Women, where her work included organizing a larger
Clothesline Project event called, "On the Green," a visual
display of more than 200 T-shirts.
"The more I started to gain exposure to women's issues, the
more I realized that it is an empowering movement," said Schnitzer,
now headed for law school at the University of Pittsburgh. "It's
going to take a community effort to take on domestic violence. You
just can't work on it on your own."
Tufts Men Against Violence (TMAV), which co-sponsored the event,
was started just two years ago, and is perhaps one of the first
groups of its kind in the country. But it is already contributing
to violence awareness as it continues to raise social conciousness
among men. Initiated by Armand Muckune-Santos, director of Alcohol
and Health Education, TMAV has coordinated campus programs such
as "He Said, She Said," a date-rape discussion, and "The
Pledge Against Rape," in which more than 900 men pledged their
support to stop violence against women by signing a banner at the
The work of TMAV includes promoting healthy relationships and communication
skills, teaching anger management and constructive assertiveness,
and confronting prejudice that leads to violence. This year, as
part of its "Becoming Better Men" theme, TMAV invited
Geoffrey Canada, author of Reaching Up for Manhood and CEO and president
of the Rheedin Center for Families and Children in Harlem, to speak
in March. He praised TMAV for being proactive in the men's movement.
"You are the first group of young men I've talked to who are
willing to do this," he said.
"Our mission is to educate ourselves and others about the
issues surrounding violence," says TMAV co-chair Hal Ersner-Hershfield,
A01. "We're trying to push the social boundaries of stereotypes
of men, how men are socialized to conform to certain standards."
Peggy Barrett, director of the Women's Center, noted that issues
around gender communication and violence prevention are attracting
a more open response, which is critical to success. "What will
push [these issues] forward is not only the work of women, but the
involvement of men," she said. "Without the involvement
of men working with other men and changing values inherent in masculinity,
we won't make much headway."
Barrett is pleased as well that Tufts students are part of a national
trend to bring these issues into the forefront of discussions. "We
are seeing a new wave of activism that shows students are not afraid
to speak up. Women in particular are proud to be more vocal; they
no longer are apologizing for it. They know that feeling safe is
a right and not something they have to wish for anymore."
World's First Transgenic Goats Cloned
In a scientific advance that could lead to mass production
of an anti-clotting drug used in cardiac surgery, scientists at
the School of Veterinary Medicine and Genzyme Transgenics Corp.
have produced the world's first cloned transgenic goats.
Born last fall, the three identical female goats can secrete in
their milk a clot-busting protein called Antithrombin III (ATIII)-good
news for the relatively young field of '"biopharming,"
which uses animals to produce complex proteins for human drugs.
Normally found in human plasma,
ATIII helps regulate blood clotting. ATIII is undergoing human
clinical trials for FDA approval and could be used to treat stroke
and heart attack patients.
"The results of this research collaboration could revolutionize
the biopharmaceutical industry," said Dr. Eric W. Overstrom,
a developmental biologist at Tufts whose senior research assistant,
Alexander Bagusi, is the lead author of the May 1 Nature Biotechnology
article. "What this means is that we now have a method that
is a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective way to produce
complex pharmaceuticals for humans and animals," Overstrom
Genetically modified cloned dairy goats are ideal producers of
biopharmaceuticals because their gestation period is relatively
short (less than five months), and they have high milk yields.
Transgenics, also called genetic modification, is the process of
taking DNA from one species and implanting it into the genetic structure
of another. In the Tufts-Genzyme project, cells were derived from
a transgenic goat that tested positive for the human protein ATIII.
Those cells were processed to clone three new transgenic goats for
the first time. In the process, scientists used a new cloning technology
that promises greater efficiency and higher success rates for cloning
animals in the future.
Genzyme collaborators on the project were Dr. Yann Echelard, associate
director of embryology; Dr. Esmail Behboodi, senior scientist; and
Dr. William Gavin, director of veterinary services.
Folic acid linked to heart health
Tufts researchers reported in May that consuming foods fortified
with folic acid could improve heart health.
In an article published in the May 14 issue of the New England
Journal of Medicine, Tufts scientists said participants who consumed
folate-fortified grain foods such as bread, rice and pasta had significantly
lower blood homocysteine levels-which means that they may have lower
risk of heart disease.
Fortifying grains with folic acid was mandated in the United States
in response to evidence that it could reduce the number of babies
born with neural tube defects like spina bifida. The Tufts' analysis,
however, shows that others can benefit from folate fortification
in foods as well.
"This might be an opportunity to inform individuals, particularly
younger women, that there are now added benefits to enriched bread,
rice, pasta, and other fortified foods so that they are encouraged
to eat them," said Paul Jacques, principal investigator and
the chief of the Epidemiology Laboratory at Tufts' USDA Human Nutrition
Research Center on Aging.
Bobbie Knable: Bringing Students Together
For 20 years students who remain on campus for Thanksgiving
have been invited for a traditional dinner at Dean of Students Bobbie
For nearly that long, January transfers, commuting students and
hall residents have gotten to know the dean and each other by baking
apple pies together. (The recipe remains on file in the Dean of
Students' office.) And for the past two years seniors have attended
an "Etiquette Dinner," initiated by the Dean of Students'
office and Career Planning to help prepare for job searches.
Clearly, Knable interprets "food for thought" both literally
and figuratively, and values the role of food in bringing people
together and helping them to get to know one another. When she announced
her retirement this spring, she noted that she would miss these
"Direct contact with students is essential to me in doing
my job," she said. "It is important that students feel
comfortable coming to my office and talking to me. Making an activity
more attractive and less formal with food or making opportunities
to talk with them about a variety of subjects over dinner or while
baking pies are ways of encouraging students to see and use me as
a resource. I can't think of a better way to have spent 30 years."
Mel Bernstein, vice president for Arts, Sciences and Technology,
said, "All of us, faculty, students and administration, owe
a debt to Bobbie for her lasting contributions to the quality of
the academic experience for students for almost three decades. We
are indeed fortunate that although she will be retiring from her
present position, she will return in the fall and in a new advisory
Knable's insight and sensitivity to the needs of students and staff
were obvious for a decade before she became a dean. She came to
Tufts as an assistant professor of English in 1970. In 1971 she
helped shape the origins of the daycare program and the Women's
Center. From 1975 to 1979 she served as dean of freshmen and associate
dean of undergraduate Studies, during which she founded the Tilton
and Bridge Metcalf sessions, letting students and faculty share
ideas outside of the classroom.
Knable became acting dean of students in 1979, and the following
year formally accepted the post. Under her leadership, the Asian
American Center (the first on the East Coast), the Tufts Transsexual
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Center (one of the first in the country), and
the Latino Center were initiated as administrative offices.
In addition to her work at Tufts, Knable has served on the board
of trustees for Bennington College, Pine Manor College and Vermont
Academy, on the steering committee for the New England College Alcohol
Network, and as President of the Council on Higher Education for
Urban Women. She was a commissioner on the accrediting body for
the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and her volunteer
work has been extensive, from spending time with psychiatric patients
to serving as a member of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE).
Knable will stay involved with Tufts by working part-time on special
projects in diversity and residential learning, while continuing
her research on alcohol abuse and ways of reducing binge drinking
among college-age students. She will help plan how to broaden and
enhance Tufts' residential life programs, and work with the culture
center directors to discuss how best to meet the needs of their
Reflecting on her deanship, Knable said, "There are moments
when you get a sense you've made a difference in someone's life.
It's a privilege for anyone to have that feeling."
For Rocky Carzo, a Jumbo Thanks
Rocky Carzo (left, third standing from left), director
of athletics for 26 years, has translated his love for sports into
a boundless career. Within the department, it is visible in Tufts'
31 teams, whose combined competitive successes rank among the top
40 in the nation.
It is evident in a refurbished Ellis Oval, the Ames Human Performance
Center/Lunder Fitness Center and Chase Intramural Gym, and the Gantcher
Family Sports and Convocation Center, now under construction.
The Carzo touch has even reached across the Atlantic. Carzo developed
and has taught a summer fitness program at the Tufts European Center
in Talloires, France, since 1981. And for nearly 15 years, he has
coordinated Tufts' Commencement, seeing to details from sound systems
to the refurbishment of the Goddard Chapel bells.
It was with a similar boundless gratitude that Tufts threw a party
for Carzo in April to mark his retirement this July.
Some 200 friends, colleagues, fans and members of his family filled
the Coolidge Room in Ballou for a party that expressed a unanimous
appreciation for a job well done, not only at Tufts but throughout
his life and in other sports arenas.
Senior Vice Presidentand Provost Sol Gittleman noted that he met
Carzo 33 years ago and soon found a kindred spirit in the gym and
the locker room. "There was an instant bond between us,"
he said. "We are all beholden to you."
Chair of the Board of Trustees Nathan Gantcher, A62, whose support
helped make possible the Gantcher Family Sports and Convocation
Center, praised Carzo for his diligence in getting what he sets
out to do. "Tufts suffers a great loss," he said. "To
see Rocky smile when he got what he accomplished was always so great."
Gantcher also announced that the trustees had given Carzo and his
wife, Theresa, a two-week vacation to anywhere in the world.
"I never imagined these retirement events to evolve as they
did," said Carzo, who was feted several times throughout the
spring by colleagues. "The response was overwhelming."
For the university celebration, Carzo, 66, was surrounded not only
by Tufts friends but joined by his family, including his five children
and three grandchildren. Family, said Carzo, was indeed the "most
powerful" connection he had in his life.
"For me, my own family, and the Athletics Department and the
total cast of Tufts University is a family. We're all independent
but interdependent. The Tufts family in my mind has never let me
down. It makes you go the extra mile."
In addition, he thanked Theresa, a 1984 graduate of Tufts' REAL
(Resumed Education Adult Learning) program and in whose honor the
Carzo family has established a prize. "We're all very proud
of her; she raised five kids and then went to college," said
Carzo. "She's the biggest impact I've had on my life. She's
full of love and shares it very well."
Carzo established himself as a coach of professional caliber at
the University of California. He came to Tufts in 1966 and was promoted
to athletics director in 1973. He has continued to be a major presence
in football through the NCAA and the ECAC, serving as vice president
of the NCAA in 1989, and president of the ECAC in 1994-95.
"Everything Rocky has done has been with the athletes in mind,"
says Bill Gehling, A84, G79, associate director of athletics at
Tufts, and women's soccer coach since 1979. "He wants to make
sure that their experience is as positive as his has been."
Public service club expands, relocates
The Leonard Carmichael Society, Tufts' student-run community service
organization, has a lot to celebrate this year. It was voted "The
Best Club at Tufts" and, for the second time in four years,
it was named the "Most Outstanding Student Organization."
But students are perhaps most excited about their new home. The
club is relocating this summer from a two-room office at 13 Sawyer
Avenue to Hayes House on Chetwynd Road, a move that more than doubles
"This move will take us into the 21st century in terms of
professionalism and increasing the services we can offer to surrounding
communities," said Erin Cox, J00. "We're grateful to Ralph
Perrotto, assistant director of student activities, for helping
us find the space, and to President DiBiaggio's office for supporting
The change of address comes as LCS, founded 41 years ago, has completed
one of its most successful years. More than 900 members of the Tufts
community participated on LCS's 39 programs. (Three new programs
were recently added: All Stars, an after-school sports program,
TESEP, a science enrichment program, and Kids to College.) The 3rd
annual semiformal raised more than $4,000 for the West Medford Community
Center, and some 500 children enjoyed the 36th Kids' Day.
For more information on LCS and how to support its activities,
write Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or write LCS, c/o Campus Center,
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155.
New food pyramid for people over 70
Tufts nutrition experts have designed a modified food pyramid for
people over 70. As published in the March issue of The Journal of
Nutrition, the modified dietary guidelines include the addition
of eight or more eight-ounce glasses of water at the base of the
pyramid and a small supplement flag at the top labeled as calcium,
vitamin D, and vitamin B-12. The pyramid for 70+ adults also has
a narrower base to reflect a decrease in energy needs, while emphasizing
nutrient-dense foods and fiber. It advocates the daily consumption
of six or more servings of bread, fortified cereal, rice and pasta;
three or more servings of vegetables; two or more servings of fruit;
three servings of milk, yogurt or cheese; and two or more servings
of the meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts group.
Lyme arthritis discovery top rated
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named
a Tufts finding on how Lyme disease can lead to treatment-resistant,
autoimmune arthritis one of the top 10 scientific discoveries of
The discovery was made by Dawn Gross, a Tufts' MD/PhD student and
her mentors, Allen Steere, holder of the Natalie V. Zucker and Milton
O. Zucker, M.D., Chair in Rheumatology and Immunology at Tufts School
of Medicine, and Brigitte Huber, professor of pathology.
The team discovered that an immune cell, called T cells, activated
by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, continues to cause joint
inflammation after eradication of the bacterium, because these cells
may mistake a human protein for a bacterium protein. Steere, who
is also chief of rheumatology and immunology at New England Medical
Center, said the finding "may give us valuable clues to understanding
not only Lyme arthritis, but also other types of arthritis, such
as rheumatoid arthritis." Steere discovered Lyme disease in
1976 in children from Lyme, Connecticut, and traced the distinct
grouping of childhood rheumatoid arthritis to the deer tick. He
more recently headed up trials for the first vaccine to prevent
Outstanding students make their mark
Two Jumbo athletes left their mark in cross-country this spring.
Junior Caitlin Murphy won the 800 Meters National Championship at
the 1999 NCAA Division III indoor Track & Field Championships
on March 13 with a time of 2:13:26. Junior Cindy Manning, a tri-captain,
was one of 15 student-athletes in the nation named to the 1999 GTE
Academic All-America Women's Fall/Winter At-Large First Team. She
is one of only two New England Division III student-athletes recognized
on the national First Team.