Catch up on some recent stories from Tisch College in our December newsletter. Our Faculty Fellow Jeff Taliaferro talks about his new “Intelligence and National Security” course, two Tufts researchers develop an innovative intervention to fight obesity, CIRCLE analyzes youth turnout in the November election, and more.
Enjoy the latest Tisch College Bulletin, featuring our best stories from the past month and some new articles. Read about a pair of Tufts alumni who now work at the White House and the ACLU, learn about the current Tisch Scholar projects, catch up on the latest CIRCLE research, and more.
The current cohort of Tisch Scholars is a diverse and committed group of undergraduates who are active citizens on or off campus. Most are involved with community organizations dealing with issues like education, community health, and sustainability, while others are completing academic work of great social import. Learn about their projects.
On October 9, CIRCLE's Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge released a groundbreaking report with brand-new findings about youth turnout and civic education, along with vital recommendations to help improve the knowledge and engagement of young people. » read
Ryan Parigoris, Psychology and French, A15
Ryan is working at the Somerville Department of Health, presenting his workshop on LGBTQ Sensitivity and Awareness to various community and school groups. Additionally, he is working on Somerville's new Jail Diversion Program, researching and connecting various community organizations to create integrated systems of care for the program's clientele.
Learn more about the Tisch Scholars program.
For additional details about active citizenship events on and off campus, please check our current opportunities page.
Leonard Carmichael Society Donates Fundraiser Proceeds to Two Charities
The Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS) recently presented checks of $3,255 each to two local organizations focused on helping the homeless population in and around Tufts' host communities. more
Tisch Board Member Matt Bai Named National Political Columnist
Matt Bai, A90, a member of the Tisch College Board of Advisors, was recently named the newest national political columnist for Yahoo News. Bai, who cut his teeth as a journalist writing for the Tufts Observer as an undergraduate, had been the chief political correspondent at The New York Times Magazine. more
Meredith Minkler Awarded Tisch Research Prize
On November 7, we awarded the Tisch Research Prize to Meredith Minkler, a professor of health and social behavior and leader in community-based participatory research at the University of California, Berkeley. more
Tisch Summer Fellows featured on Blueprint
The latest issue of Blueprint, Tufts' magazine of "Giving, Growth, and Gratitude," featured profiles of two 2013 Active Citizenship Summer (ACS) Fellows: Will Freeman, A16, and Julie Margolies, A15. more