Tufts in the News

Mar 14, 2019
Facebook's 'Pivot' Is Less About Privacy, and More About Profits
Fletcher School professor Bhaskar Chakravorti analyzes Facebook’s recent announcement of a shift toward a “privacy-focused” vision, noting that “the changes will be difficult to execute and will not happen soon.”
Mar 14, 2019
Museums Need to Move with the Times--That's Why Deaccessioning Isn't Always Bad News
Art historian Andrew McClellan explains how museums could make their collections more diverse and reflective of the communities they serve by securing new acquisition funds through the sale of their artwork.
Mar 9, 2019
Daylight Savings Is Here. Suppose We Made This Time Change Our Last
English lecturer Michael Downing says of daylight savings time that “the idea of losing or gaining an hour is itself such a fantastically bad philosophical proposition that nobody knows what they’re talking about.” Downing is the author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.
Mar 8, 2019
No One Is Taking Your Hamburgers. But Would It Even Be a Good Idea?
The Friedman School’s Christian Peters is quoted regarding the challenge of finding sustainable ways of producing food that meet both the food security needs of the U.S. and the many other nations that depend on it for exports. The article also mentions Peters’ 2016 research on the sustainability of a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.

Ask the Expert

Deborah Linder, V09, SK16, head of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals, explains
Annie Wayne, V11, VG11, and Lindsey Krupa, V19, from the emergency and critical care department at the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, explain

In Brief

The student-led gathering March 29-30 highlights pragmatic efforts on clean energy technology and policy
New study examines claims that sit-stand desks are better for weight loss and work performance

Sports

The women’s basketball team fell 44-40 to host University of Scranton in an NCAA quarterfinal match-up. The Jumbos end their season with an impressive 28-3 record

The Tufts co-ed sailing team had a strong showing at the Wood Trophy Team Race hosted by Harvard over the weekend, placing second of nine teams