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Alex Lein, A21, sitting in a blue Adirondack chair on the Medford/Somerville campus of Tufts University. Expand Summer Projects Allow Students to Combat COVID-19, Racial Injustice

When COVID-19 derailed their summer plans, these Tufts students were awarded grant funding from Tisch College of Civic Life for projects to help their communities instead.

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A yellow labrador retriever laying on a patch of grass with a ball. Expand Face Masks Pose a Health Risk to Animals

Veterinarians at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings.

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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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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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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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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

Tufts professor of philosophy Daniel C. Dennett sitting at a desk with a dark background.
Our Brains, Our Selves

World-renowned philosopher Daniel C. Dennett argues that our inner worlds and religious ideas can all be explained as evolutionary functions of the brain.

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Sean Harrington, A14, posing for a headshot while wearing a Tufts Jumbos sweatshirt with a beach in the background.
Young Innovators: Nutrition for Athletes

Sean Harrington, A14, managed the software team for the Patriots, and now he’s got a startup focused on nutrition for top athletes.

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A whale in the ocean off the coast of Massachusetts.
Protecting Whales through Research and Public Policy

Alicia Pensarosa, VG18, puts her M.S. in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) degree to work at Ocean Alliance as a whale researcher and educator.

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Jonah Makanaakalā Apo, E22, standing on a sailboat in Hawaii.
This Native Hawaiian is a Future Voyager

Jonah Apo, E22, finds meaningful ways to connect with his Native Hawaiian heritage, even thousands of miles from home.

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Jacob Weiss, N20, of the Sacramento Valley Food Hub, a food distribution platform, working the garden.
A Fresh Take on Food Hubs

A food distribution platform managed by Jacob Weiss, N20, was awarded $25,000 in the Friedman School’s annual Entrepreneurship Competition.

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Fletcher alumna Dalee Sambo Dorough standing next to trees.
An Inuit Voice in the Arctic

Fletcher alumna Dalee Sambo Dorough advocates for Indigenous rights on the international stage.

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Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, holding a test tube.
The Coronavirus Sneaks Its Way Into Cells. But How?

Marta Gaglia, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, is applying the approaches she has used to study viruses like influenza and herpes to better understand the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Yongjie Yang, associate professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, in a white coat in a laboratory.
Getting to the Roots of Fragile X Syndrome

Focusing on glial brain cells, Yongjie Yang, associate professor of neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, hunts for a new path to treating fragile X syndrome.

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David Gelfand, E21, who is training for the Paralympics, swimming in a pool.
Tokyo Dreams

Chasing down a childhood ambition, David Gelfand, E21, trains for the Paralympics with the U.S. national team.

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Danielle Nierenberg, N01, recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award.
Cooking Up Change, Julia Child-Style

A grant from the TV chef’s foundation is helping Danielle Nierenberg, N01, start the conversations to transform the food system.

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