Vol 9 | No 7, July 2012

Exponential Potential

Facing the Complexities of Hunger and Health

Student. Map maker. Intern. Researcher. TA. Advocate. Holly Stewart, A11, played each of these roles in turn during her time at Tufts. In the fall of 2009 Stewart enrolled in Homelessness and Health, a year-long course in the Community Health Program of the School of Arts and Sciences. Co-taught by the Somerville Homeless Coalition, the course was part of Tisch College’s Project PERIS (Partnering for Economic Recovery Impact through Service). more

Building Health in Haiti

Two and a half years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, a group of seven students from the School of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy have arrived to spend seven weeks contributing to the ongoing efforts to recover and rebuild. This is the third trip of the group Tufts in Haiti, led by Dr. Mark Pearlmutter, M84, and supported by Tisch College programs. more

West Medford book committee

Graduating Seniors Leave Lasting ‘Legacy’

Two recently-graduated Tufts alumnae, Kristen Johnson, A12, and Ann Noling, A12, working in conjunction with a committee of residents, have published “A Legacy Remembered: The African American Community of West Medford,” telling the story of one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States. Johnson and Noling selected this collaboration as their project for the Tisch Scholars program, and drew on a unique resource: the printed programs from funeral ceremonies, preserved as memorials by friends and family. more

A $20,000 ‘Experiment’

PhilanthropyAs the semester came to a close, students in Visiting Lecturer Nancy Lippe’s course Experimenting with Philanthropy awarded grants totaling $20,000 to organizations in Chinatown, Medford, and Somerville. Offered through the Experimental College in the School of Arts and Sciences, the course has awarded a total of $70,000 to dozens of community organizations since 2007. more


Art After Apartheid

July 19-21, Tufts University Boston Campus
South Africa’s troubled journey from apartheid to democracy is the focus of The Boston–Jo’burg Connection, a new exhibition at the Tufts University Art Gallery that runs through July 29. The exhibition highlights works produced at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, which was cofounded by South African printmaker Kim Berman, a 1989 graduate of the joint Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts degree program, to educate and train artists. more

You Ask, We Answer: More than 3/4 of 18-29 Registered Non-College Youth Voted in 2008

CIRCLEVoter turnout among registered college students in 2008 was 87%, and CIRCLE was asked if that dynamic held true for youth with no college experience. There has been a historic gap in voter turnout between youth with college experience and those with less formal educational. This pattern holds for registration as well: slightly less than half of young people age 18-29 without college experience were registered to vote in the 2008 election. However, among those who were registered, over 3/4 turned out to the polls. more

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