Tufts Jumpstart Earns National Recognition

Friday, May, 27th, 2016 Awards & Recognitions Community Partnerships Featured Story Students

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Its curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late. Read More

2016 Honos Civicus Inductees: Tufts Professional Schools

Wednesday, May, 25th, 2016 Awards & Recognitions Students

On May 17, 2016, Tisch College joined with the Tufts University School of Medicine, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy to induct more than 50 medical, dental, nutrition, and public health students into Honos Civicus, Tufts University’s honor society for Read More

2016 Honos Civicus Inductees: School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering

Friday, May, 6th, 2016 Featured Story Students

On April 26, 2016, 86 undergraduate students from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering were inducted into the Honos Civicus Society, which honors and publicly recognizes graduating students who have made important contributions to civic life during their time at Tufts University. These students join an engaged network of alumni dedicated to civic Read More

Actor Wendell Pierce on Katrina, Art as Activism, Challenging Confederate History, and New Orleans’ Future

Tuesday, September, 15th, 2015 Students Tisch Fund Tisch Scholars

Pierce starred in “The Wire,” “Treme,” “Selma,” and will portray Clarence Thomas in an upcoming HBO project. His upcoming book “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, A Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken” hits the shelves September 8, 2015. ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 I spoke backstage with actor, Tony Award-winning producer, Read More

Louisiana Recovery Authority Chairman Dr. Norman Francis on Katrina and “Revolution”

Tuesday, September, 15th, 2015 Students Tisch Fund Tisch Scholars

In a wide-ranging interview, Dr. Norman Francis discusses befriending George Bush and winning a ‘bet’ with Bill Clinton during the recovery; considers the viability of the City’s new all-charter school system; reflects on the civil rights movement, and an impending ‘perfect storm’ of ‘revolution.’ (Photos courtesy of the Times Picayune-NOLA.com) ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 Read More

Medicine and Meditations in an Emergency: Dr. Glenn Casey Remembers Five Harrowing Days after Katrina

Tuesday, September, 15th, 2015 Students Tisch Fund Tisch Scholars

Dr. Casey, Chief of Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital, recounts the days struggling to save patients at an “isolated” facility through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and reflects on the health of New Orleans today. (Photos courtesy of the Times Picayune-NOLA.com and of Dr. Casey and Memorial staff) ***** By Talmon Smith, A16 “Hard to Read More