Vol 9 | No 9, September 2012

Exponential Potential

Tufts at Tech: Treating and Teaching

The Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic opened in May, bringing high-quality affordable care to underserved communities in the Worcester area. A partnership between the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Worcester Technical High School, the clinic is inside the high school campus on Green Hill, just a few minutes from downtown Worcester. Professional students at the veterinary school and high-school students in the Veterinary Assisting program work and learn together as they provide hands-on care. more

Putting the Teeth into Public Health

Assistant Professor Wanda Wright has a long-standing commitment to reducing disparities in oral healthcare and improving quality of life through teaching, service, and research. “Active citizenship means giving back to the community in any way you can,” said Wright, a member of the Tisch College faculty executive committee. “It can be through research, service, policy or education. Everyone has something to offer.”


Burma, Seen from D.C.

International development, women’s empowerment, and the force of social activism all came together for Kumar Ramanathan, A15, a fellow in Tisch College’s Active Citizenship Summer (ACS): Washington, D.C. program. Working with the non-profit organization The Asia Foundation, Kumar got an in-depth view of the rapid changes that are happening in Burma, and across the region more broadly. more


Health, Policy, and Politics: A New York City Summer

Perrin Braun, N13, was one of five fellows to participate in Tisch College’s Active Citizenship Summer (ACS): New York. Expanding to New York for the first time this year, the program established unique fellowship opportunities thanks to the generous support of New York area Tufts alumni. Each fellow was given a stipend for their work and placed at a non-profit identified by the Tufts donor.


Campus abuzz with active citizenship

As the newest Jumbos settle into life at Tufts, active citizenship has already become an integral part of their experience. From the book they received before coming to campus to the events they’ll soon be experiencing in the residents halls, active citizenship is everywhere at Tufts – a point Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco emphasized in his matriculation address.


Student Loan Help

Many Tufts graduates are eager to take jobs in the public sector, working in community health clinics, teaching children with special needs, conducting environmental research or raising money for nonprofits. But they sometimes face a formidable obstacle to a life of service: lower salaries can mean it’s harder to pay back student loans. The Tufts Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) reduces that barrier by helping to repay a portion of those loans. Started in 2008, Tisch College facilitated the design and launch of this innovative, university-wide initiative. more


Engaging the unengaged: New CIRCLE report shines light on poor and working class youth

CIRCLEAbout 42 percent of young people have no college experience, and national survey data show that the majority of these “non-college youth” – many of whom are poor or working class – are basically disengaged from traditional civic life. To understand the ways in which these young people are serving their communities and to generate strategies for engaging them more fully, CIRCLE recently released a groundbreaking new study on this topic. more

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