Vol 4 | No 10, November 2007
First Civic Engagement Research Prize Presented to Robert Wuthnow
An increasingly interconnected world marked by growing religious diversity within the United States and abroad poses significant challenges to the evolving civic role of organized religion, according to Robert Wuthnow, who received the first Tufts Civic Engagement Research Prize last month.
Passing the Baton
Deborah Jospin J80 became chair of the Tisch College Board at last month’s meeting held at the College, taking over from Alan Solomont A70, who held the position since the College’s inception in 2000.
Tufts Alumnus Uses Hoops to Mentor Boys in New York
After he graduated from Tufts with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Aaron Dworkin moved to New York City as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. Today, nine years later, he is the founder and executive director of a program which provides low income youth with caring mentors, leadership skills and exposure to college and career options.
Innovative Loan Forgiveness Plan Draws Media Attention
A unique planbeing developed by Tufts University that will help graduates pay back part of their education loans if they work for low-paying nonprofit or public sector organizations after graduation got a spate of publicity last month.
Prof. Peter Walker: Effective global citizenship uses skills and discipline to harness ideals
When marginalized communities in remote corners of the world plunge into crisis, how they respond can provide important guidance to the rest of the world, according to Prof. Peter Walker, director of the Alan Shawn Feinstein International Center at Tufts.
Chinatown Intercollegiate Orientation Features ’67 Alumna Stephanie Fan
Tufts alumna Stephanie Fan keynoted this year’s Chinatown Intercollegiate Partnership that brought together students from Tufts, Harvard University, and Emerson College before they started to work with local organizations.