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Jennifer O'Malley Dillon, J98, the incoming White House deputy chief of staff. Expand Biden’s Campaign Manager on Humanity and Healing a Nation

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, J98, recalled her Tufts softball days and shared lessons from the virtual campaign trail as part of Tisch College’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Ioannis Evrigenis, a professor of political science, teaches class in ASEAN auditorium on the first day of the fall semester at Tufts University on Sept. 8, 2020. Expand In 2020, All Hands Were on Board at Tufts Responding to the Pandemic

As COVID-19 changed the world, Tufts University pivoted quickly to keep students learning and everyone safe.

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Fletcher School Dean of Global Business Bhaskar Chakravorti. Expand Economies of Digitally Advanced Nations Fare Better During Pandemic

Advanced digital infrastructure can help nations’ economies during the pandemic, but it doesn’t guarantee economic safety, say researchers at The Fletcher School.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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