A Scholar’s Journey
“From the beginning, the Tisch Scholars program has been the hallmark of my time at Tufts,” said Anjuli Branz, A13, a scholar with a passion for assisting people as they interact with the criminal justice system.
Branz’s interest in the day to day realities of the criminal justice system was sparked as a sophomore, when she chose the Middles District Attorney’s juvenile diversion program for her first Scholar’s project. Started by Tisch Scholar Dean Ladin, the program works with first time minor offenders. “Basically kids with no record who’ve made a mistake,” Branz explained. more
Society Through the Viewfinder
Associate Professor of Sociology James Ennis is using his Tisch College Faculty Fellowship to explore intersections between his academic interests and his lifelong passion for photography. Over the years, he has documented scores of demonstrations, rallies, festivals, protests, fairs, and gatherings. Intrigued by the sociological value of this collection, he is now developing ways to use this rich archive systematically. more
Students Lead the Way on Citizenship in Politics
The story of young adults and politics isn’t just about voting, says Eric Peckham, A13, a Tisch Scholar and President of the Institute for Political Citizenship (IPC). Through events and activities throughout the year, this undergraduate student group is embracing a robust understanding of the roles they can and want to play as fully engaged active citizens. more
Citizen Doctors, Citizen Muscles, and Citizen Businesspeople – All on Tufts Campuses this Fall
It’s been a busy semester at Tufts, as Tisch College has collaborated with partners across the university to bring a range of engaging speakers to campus. On the Boston campus, students and faculty benefited from the knowledge of two engaging citizen doctors who brought issues of the American medical system to life. On the Medford campus, students, faculty and community partners learned how to flex their citizen muscle and how to be citizen businesspeople. more
Tisch College Expands Faculty
This fall, Tisch College welcomed 9 additional faculty, bringing the college’s total representation to 34 faculty from 6 Tufts schools. These faculty hold secondary appointments at Tisch College, at the same rank as in their home department and advise the Tisch College dean on research and academic matters. more
Civic Engagement Fund 2012-13 Projects
As part of it’s mission to support active citizenship across all schools of Tufts, Tisch College’s Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) supports graduate and professional school students in undertaking innovative active citizenship projects locally or abroad. CEF recently announced it’s first round of support for 5 projects and 88 graduate students in serving over 3000 community members. Another round of applications will be reviewed after a January 25, 2013 deadline. more
CIRCLE launches New Student Voting Research Initiative
CIRCLE recently launched an exciting initiative around student voting, The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). NSLVE offers campuses an opportunity to study their student voting rates in the recent 2012 elections and to correlate those rates with national averages. CIRCLE has developed a FERPA-compliant system for matching enrollment lists with public records to obtain voting rates for student bodies and any specified subgroups. Institutions will receive a report specific to their campus. more
Follow CIRCLE online
Keep in touch with Tisch College
Want to know more about active citizenship opportunities on and near campus?
Find us on Facebook to stay up to date!
Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617.627.3453 | Fax: 617.627.3401 | activecitizen.tufts.edu