In the World

Mike Balaban
March 21, 2017 Large Image
Mike Balaban, F75, fights to end discrimination against LGBT athletes

While the American LGBT community continues to fight in the courts for equal protection under the law, Mike Balaban, F75, is waging the battle on...

Kenya Barris
March 15, 2017 Large Image
Film and TV writer and producer is among seven honorary degree recipients

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (March 15, 2017) – Award-winning television writer, creator, director, showrunner, executive producer, and feature film...

long line of cars with exhaust spewing out
March 10, 2017 Large Image
We cannot let this administration unwind our nation’s environmental progress, the head of the Union of Concerned Scientists tells a Tufts audience

Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), said “dark clouds” threatening the future of the planet come down to four words...

baby elephant drinking from a bottle
March 6, 2017 Slideshow
Tufts embraced the mighty pachyderm as its mascot more than a century ago. Now the university is rallying to save his species from extinction, and our journalists visit a sanctuary in Kenya that rescues the babies.

Jumbo the elephant was an orphan when he was plucked out of the Sudan and taken to Europe, where Tufts trustee P.T. Barnum purchased the pachyderm...

Syrian refugees shop after receiving their humanitarian aid shopping vouchers at al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, allowing them to buy food of their choice. Photo: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed
March 1, 2017 Large Image
Tufts researchers study new strategies to help feed those fleeing conflict and famine

As the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis continues to dominate international news, it has given new urgency to an age-old question: What is the...