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Dayna Cunningham, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, walking on campus Expand A Vision for Building a Multiracial Democracy

Dayna Cunningham, the new dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, outlines key opportunities and responsibilities for higher education in shaping the next generation of engaged citizens.

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A dentist wearing a face shield prepares to work on a patient. Expand Tufts Dentist Had a Clear Vision for Protecting Health Care Workers

A new national safety standard intended to prevent eye injuries to dentists and other health care workers stems directly from the research and advocacy of a professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

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View of open art gallery space with various art objects. Seven professors of the practice are the focus of a show this month at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Expand New SMFA Faculty Show Work at Exhibition

Check out art works by SMFA at Tufts professors of the practice new to the school this fall, on view through the end of the month at an exhibition at Anderson Auditorium.

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ncoming first-year students celebrate during the Global Orientation scavenger hunt
Diversity and Inclusion

"Tufts represents more than an opportunity to educate oneself. It offers a place to be oneself.”

— President Anthony P. Monaco

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Mehdi Harandi enters the US through customs after the Trump administration's travel ban
Global Leadership

With more than 1,700 international students, 450 international faculty and scholars, and 6,000 alumni living outside of the United States, our global community is an essential part of our identity. 

Tufts is committed to global engagement and international research. 

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Michael Avery holds his patient, a Box Turtle, who is recuperating from a leg injury at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Our community thrives on embracing complex issues and marshaling the capacities of our unique constellation of schools to develop innovative approaches to local and global challenges.

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aylor Fasolo leads his group of students across campus during Kids Day
Societal Impact

We encourage our students, alumni, faculty and staff to connect with the community on local, national and global levels. Through leadership, partnership, mentorship, service and discussion, the active citizens of the Tufts community use their knowledge and research to develop solutions to social challenges. 

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New solar panels at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine

From class projects and cutting-edge research, to extracurricular activities and internships, sustainability is an integral part of Tufts life. We offer numerous opportunities to get involved in developing solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.  

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Owen Amadasun is hooded at theTufts University School of Medicine commencement ceremony
Transformative Experiences

We are committed to providing every student with ample opportunity for transformative experiences within and beyond the classroom.

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Tufts People

Best friends “Jaz” and “Bear” laugh in front of a mural in North Camden
A Pulitzer Prize–Winner's Photos of One New Jersey City

For more than a decade, photojournalist April Saul, J76, has documented the lives of people in Camden, New Jersey—honoring both their sorrow and their joy.

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Trickle Up president Bill Abrams stands with three women in a field in India. Abrams has led the international nonprofit Trickle Up for the last 16 years, working to help the poor start businesses, earn, and save.
Helping the Poor to Create Successful, Life-Changing Businesses

Tufts Distinguished Achievement Award winner Bill Abrams, A75, A11P, A16P, reflects on 16 years at the helm of the international nonprofit Trickle Up.

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Gaurika Singh in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo. Tufts first-year student Gaurika Singh is on Nepal’s swim team, and carried her nation’s flag at the opening ceremonies.
Incoming Tufts Student Competes in the Olympics

Arts and Sciences first-year student Gaurika Singh was on Nepal’s swim team, and carried her nation’s flag at the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Actor, writer, and comedian Joel Perez
A Broadway Performer Celebrates His Puerto Rican Heritage

From the national tour of “In the Heights” and the Tony-winning “Fun Home” to shows he writes himself, Joel Perez, A08, brings a fresh perspective to the stage.

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Edwin Ortega, N20, discussing his family’s experiences as an inspiration for his career as a nutrition researcher
Inspired by His Father, a Nutrition Scholar Strives to Prevent Disease

For Edwin Ortega, N20, family struggle and sacrifice inspire his research into chronic disease and vaccine efficacy.

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Jacob Wessel, Boston’s public realm director, talks about a safer, more accessible future for the city’s streets.
A Street-Smart Vision for Boston

As Boston’s public realm director, Jacob Wessel, A14, helped reimagine the city’s outdoor spaces when the pandemic first hit. He hopes those changes will promote a more equitable city.

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illustration collage of Alok Kanojia
An Online Counselor for Video Game Addicts

Psychiatrist Alok Kanojia, AG08, MG09, M14, MG14, is building an innovative approach to combatting mental health crises among gamers.

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In her new book, Our Common Ground: Insights from Four Years of Listening to American Voters, Diane Hessan, J76, A11P, shares what she’s learned from conversations conducted each week with more than 500 voters across the political spectrum
Finding Common Ground

Entrepreneur Diane Hessan, J76, A11P, reveals surprising findings in her new book on American voters.

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Brad Snyder and Greg Billington hold an American flag after winning a triathlon race. Tufts alum Snyder took home his sixth Paralympics gold medal overall with victory on August 27
Tufts Alum Wins Gold in Paralympic Triathlon Race

Brad Snyder, F19, won the paratriathlon gold medal in the PTV1 category of vision-impaired athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo on August 27. It was his sixth Paralympics gold medal overall.

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Joanne Diaz. Three questions with the poet, professor, and podcast host about the pleasures of verse.
Poetry for People Who Aren’t Sure About Poetry

Too many people feel intimidated by poetry, says Joanne Diaz, J94—and with a podcast, she’s hoping to change that by making poems more accessible.

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