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child playing with fidget spinners
May 30, 2017 Large Image
The spinning toys are getting banned in schools, but are they in fact useful?

My 10-year-old daughter was always a little fidgety during group time at school. She would pick at the carpet, scrape at the wallpaper, chew on...

Arslan Muradi at Tufts' Ginn Library
May 18, 2017 Large Image
After terrorists targeted Arslan Muradi’s family in Afghanistan, he turned to his friends at Fletcher for help

When Arslan Muradi, F17, returned to his family home in Afghanistan in the summer of 2013, he had no idea the visit would be his last. Muradi was...

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...