Vol 4 | No 2, February 2007
Jonathan Kozol Launches Inaugural Social Policy Forum
Declaring that segregation of African-American and Latino students in public schools has returned with a vengeance, Jonathan Kozol, a nationally acclaimed critic of public school practices across the United States, inaugurated the newly launched Social Policy Forum early this month.
Tufts researchers studying microfinance in Ghana
A Tufts team led by two members of the economics department is researching ways to improve the use of micro loans in Ghana, which, depending on results, could significantly increase the use of microfinance to help people emerge from poverty across Africa.
Film highlights how media can influence social change
Child development, mental health and the media’s role in addressing these issues brought Emmy Award winner Joe Pantoliano, star of TV hit show The Sopranos and director/writer Joe Greco to campus last month for a screening of the new film “Canvas.”
Capital Campaign Launched in New York Metro Area
More than 250 friends and supporters of Tufts recently joined Jonathan Tisch A76 at Lincoln Center in New York to launch the University’s capital campaign in the tri-state area.
Pat Hannan makes the economics-social services connection
At first glance running a major social services agency in Jacksonville, Florida, may seem a long way from studying economics, but Pat Hannan J59 says both are all about managing scarce resources and community engagement: “My economics background has really kept me in good stead.” More about Hannan’s work here.