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A number of sea turtles on a tarp who were moved to the Sea Turtle, Inc. rehabilitation center after the extraordinary cold spell in Texas, which led to the largest sea turtle stranding in history. Expand Saving the Sea Turtles

When an extraordinary cold spell in Texas led to the largest sea turtle stranding in history, here’s how veterinarians, conservationists, and others stepped in to help.

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A Hank Aaron baseball card. Aaron received an honorary degree from Tufts in 2000, and passed away on January 22, 2021. Expand Tufts Baseball Community Reflects on the Legacy of Hank Aaron

Aaron, who received an honorary degree from Tufts in 2000, overcame persistent racism to become the home run hero of the nation.

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Zharia Akeem, E24, a Tufts student double majoring in computer science and biomedical engineering. Expand Who Are Tomorrow’s Engineers? Meet Five with Big Ideas

Young Tufts innovators talk about what drew them to engineering and how they hope to use what they are learning.

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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

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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Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, White House deputy chief of staff, speaking as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series at Tufts University.
Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff on Humanity and Healing a Nation

Alumna Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, White House deputy chief of staff for President Biden, shared lessons from the virtual campaign trail and more in the first Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series event of 2021.

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Tylee Nez, E24, an Indigenous student at Tufts University.
Working to Counteract Indigenous Erasure

As an Indigenous student, Tylee Nez, E24, finds ways to educate the Tufts community about Native American issues, both past and present.

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts graduate Khaldoun Hijazin, executive director of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, in his studio in Jordan.
In Jordan, a Painter Forges Artful Collaborations

School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts graduate Khaldoun Hijazin aims to “democratize the appreciation of art” in his new role as executive director of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman.

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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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Zerlina Maxwell, A03, veteran Democratic strategist, MSNBC analyst, and talk show host on Peacock TV and Sirius XM radio.
How Race Affects U.S. Politics, from Elections to the Capitol Attack

Democratic strategist and author Zerlina Maxwell, A03, discusses how the country is changing—and how its politics should become more inclusive.

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Fletcher student Bennett Clifford.
New Book Examines Threat of ISIS in the United States

Terrorism laws in the United States are outdated and need to change, Fletcher student Bennett Clifford, F21, argues in his new book on ISIS in America.

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Colby Azersky, E19, EG20, designing lunar landing gear.
Student Shoots for the Moon, Lands A Career

Designing lunar landing gear helped Tufts School of Engineering student Colby Azersky, E19, EG20, land a job with NASA.

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Washington Post reporter Geoff Edgers at his desk, writing in a notebook.
Interviewing the Stars—from Yo-Yo Ma to Anthony Fauci

For the Washington Post's Geoff Edgers, A92, being stuck at home didn’t mean slowing down—he's started a weekly Instagram Live show to prove it.

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Yuki Nakayama, V14, in a white coat.
Teaching Vital Surgeries, One Pet in Need at a Time

Yuki Nakayama, V14, is helping Cummings School increase access to surgical care for pets whose owners otherwise couldn’t afford it—and giving students hands-on training in the process.

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