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Dayna Cunningham, founder and executive director of the Community Innovators Lab at MIT and a civil rights attorney has been named the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Expand Dayna Cunningham Is the New Dean of Tisch College of Civic Life

With a lifelong focus on civic engagement, innovation, and democracy, Cunningham embodies the key values of Tisch College.

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Brandon Linton kneeling and talking to basketball players. With coaching experience in Division I and III and in the NESCAC, Linton has a passion for mentoring student-athletes Expand Brandon Linton Is the New Men’s Basketball Head Coach

With coaching experience in Division I and III and in the NESCAC, Linton has a passion for mentoring student-athletes.

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María Belén Power. The Tufts alumna advocates for justice-centered change from Chelsea, Massachusetts to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council Expand A Call for Environmental Justice for All

María Belén Power, AG20, advocates for justice-centered change from Chelsea, Massachusetts to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

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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

Maria Fong in front of a mural painting. An artist, she helped create a the community mural at the Asian American Center at Tufts
Drawing on Art to Create Community

Maria Fong, BFA21, discusses the impact that art has had on her experience as a Tufts student, and what the Asian American Center has meant to her and her peers who came together to create the Mural Project there.

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Dentist Joke Alesh, A11, D15, MG16 (MPH), wearing a scrub cap she designed.
Building a Better Scrub Cap

Headgear for health care workers didn’t cover everyone’s needs. Joke Alesh, A11, D15, MG16 (MPH) decided to change that.

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Boris Sorkin playing tennis. He came to Tufts speaking English as his third language, mastered biochemistry, won tennis championships, and found time to take care of others, too
Acing Tennis and Classes—While Helping Others

Arriving as an international student four years ago, Boris Sorkin, A21, quickly adjusted to life at Tufts, excelling in the classroom and on the tennis court.

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Amma Agyei wearing a Tufts sweatshirt. She will be the first Black female president of the Tufts Community Union Senate
Meet the Next President of the Tufts Undergraduate Student Government

Amma Agyei, E22, will be the first Black female president of the Tufts Community Union Senate.

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Nick Cutsumpas, A14, standing beside a plant in his apartment.
Growing a Green Thumb

Whether you’re a veteran vegetable gardener or a serial house plant killer trying to change your ways, plant coach Nick Cutsumpas, A14, has a simple piece of advice: Listen.

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Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps protect marine ecosystems and the life they support—including our own—by advocating for science-based environmental policies.
One Scientist’s Quest to Protect Our Oceans—and Us

Fighting threats like climate change and pollution, Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps sustain marine ecosystems and the life they support, including our own.

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A man poses for a formal portrait in front of the American flag. Pritesh Gandhi, A04, M11, MG11 (MPH) was appointed chief medical officer for the Department of Homeland Security by President Joe Biden.
At the Critical Intersection of Public Health and Homeland Security

Promoting wellbeing of ‘communities and families’ makes the nation safer, says Pritesh Gandhi, the triple Jumbo who is chief medical officer for DHS.

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Modar Bilind Al-Roomi, DI21, a founder of the Kurdish Dental Health Organization, gives an interview in April 2016 for the Arabic social media platform Yalla at a refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq. Photo: Courtesy of Modar Bilind Al-Roomi
From Baghdad to Boston: Dental Student’s Journey Is About Healing and Building Bridges

Whether aiding refugees or encouraging his classmates during the pandemic, Modar Bilind Al-Roomi, DI21, is quick to reach out.

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The red and black Death Row Records conference room from the movie Straight Outta Compton, for which Tufts graduate Christopher L. Brown served as art director.
This Designer Sets the Scene for Movies and TV

From Don Draper’s chic Park Avenue apartment to a modest house with macrame plant hangers, the sets Tufts graduate Christopher L. Brown designs speak volumes about the characters who inhabit them.

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A woman in a lab coat sits in a lab. Noell Cho, a PhD student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, mentors other first-generation college students, Pacific Islanders, and women in science.
From a Small Island to a Cutting-edge Lab

Neuroscientist Noell Cho, who grew up on the small island of Guam in the western Pacific, helps students from all backgrounds feel at home in science.

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