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Watch a video of Edwin Ortega, N20, discussing his family’s experiences as an inspiration for his career as a nutrition researcher Expand 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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Best friends “Jaz” and “Bear” laugh in front of a mural in North Camden Expand A Pulitzer Prize–Winner's Photos of One New Jersey City

For 40 years, 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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A health care worker prepares to give a vaccination shot. A new Tufts study looked at the change in people’s attitudes toward the COVID-19 vaccine over the first few months of the year. Expand People Can Change Their Minds About Vaccines

Vaccination behavior and attitudes among adults changed in the early months of this year, with more people reporting they intended to get vaccinated, according to a recent Tufts School of Medicine study.

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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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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

Yonatan Brafman, who joins the Tufts Department of Religion in September, tackles life’s big questions through the examination of Jewish law and ethics.
What Should You Do and Why?

Yonatan Brafman, who is joining Tufts as an assistant professor of religion, tackles life’s big questions through the examination of Jewish law and ethics.

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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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Michael Levin, Tufts University Professor of Biology, in the laboratory at Tufts University.
Keeping a Passion for Science Alive in High School Students

By bringing together young students he mentors across the U.S. and Canada, Michael Levin, Vannevar Bush Professor of Biology and director of the Allen Discovery Center at Tufts, helps keep a passion for science alive in high school students.

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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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A woman, Lise Deguire, whose face shows some scars from surviving a fire. In her award-winning memoir, clinical psychologist and Tufts graduate Deguire shares lessons learned from a painful childhood.
A Burn Survivor’s Triumph over Trauma

When Lise Deguire, J85, was 4 years old, she almost died in a fire that left her with third-degree burns over most of her body. In her award-winning memoir, she shares her experiences to help others.

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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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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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Christopher Wiley on the Tufts campus. A Tufts scientist is testing senolytics to counter senescent cells that promote age-related afflictions
Taking on Harmful Cells That Contribute to Age-Related Diseases

Christopher Wiley, a researcher on the Basic Biology of Aging Team at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, is testing senolytics to counter senescent cells that promote afflictions like arthritis and Parkinson's disease.

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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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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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