In the World

illustration of water pipes and faucet
May 12, 2017 Large Image
Heavy storms can overwhelm older sewer systems, causing a spike in sewage-borne bacterial and viral infections

In older U.S. cities, heavy rainfall doesn’t just flood basements. It can also send a wave of dangerous pathogens into municipal water sources....

Joe Kennedy III at a talk with Alan Solomont at the JFK Library
May 10, 2017 Large Image
Congressman Joe Kennedy III said the administration’s credibility gap is growing, and urged everyone to engage in the political process

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III said President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey reveals a widening “credibility gap” at the White House...

illustration of people carrying the White House
May 8, 2017 Large Image
Anti-Trump guide co-created by Fletcher alum rips pages from the Tea Party playbook

Like so many revolutions, this one started over drinks in a bar. Leah Greenberg, F12, and her husband, Ezra Levin, were chatting with one of his...

illustration of a magnifying glass in front of Ben Franklin $50 bill
May 1, 2017 Large Image
Fletcher School faculty launch a website devoted to offering concise—and objective—analyses of timely economic issues

The cover of a recent Time magazine posed the question “Is Truth Dead?”

Tufts economist Michael Klein has responded with an...

child getting dental instructions from dental student
April 27, 2017 Large Image
At this Boston elementary school, cleanings, fluoride and fillings are available just down the hall, thanks to Tufts dental students

“I’m a rock star!” declares Lucy, the pint-sized patient, as she dons a pair of black-and-white oversized sunglasses and prepares to have her...