Tufts in the News

Apr 16, 2018
How to Write a Supplemental Essay for College Applications
Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Karen Richardson breaks down why a supplemental essay, written by now second year student Ryan Sheehan, was a successful element of his admission to Tufts.
Apr 12, 2018
Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks
Cummings School’s Deborah Linder is quoted in this overview of a study that surveyed whether nursing homes that allowed pets to visit residents had policies to protect both the residents and the animals.
Apr 11, 2018
A Command Center in the Mammalian Brain Orchestrates Parenting Behaviors
Cummings School euroendocrinologist Robert Bridges is quoted regarding the impact of new research on how mammals change their behavior upon becoming parents.
Apr 9, 2018
Remind us: What exactly is the National Guard?
Following President Donald Trump’s announcement of his plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, Fletcher Ph.D. student Frances Tilney Burke summarizes the history of the National Guard.

Ask the Expert

Sheldon Rowan, a scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, explains
Chris Whittier, V97, research assistant professor of conservation medicine at Cummings School, explains

In Brief

The longtime political science professor influenced a generation of Asian studies students
A triple Jumbo and expert in signal processing, he taught at Tufts for some three decades


Ranked third nationally, the Jumbos next take on Amherst April 14 at home

The sixth-ranked Jumbos women’s tennis team beat NESCAC rival Colby 9-0, after falling to top-ranked Emory 6-3 earlier in the day