Tufts in the News

Jan 7, 2019
White Right: How Demographics Is Changing U.S. Politics
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft examines the factors behind the rise of white nativism among white males.
Jan 3, 2019
Why Is It So Important for Women to Be 'Likable'?
Tufts sociologist Sarah Sobieraj comments on the double standards that impact women’s likability, noting that “when women act or behave in a competitive or assertive or authoritative way, it is read as deviant.”
Dec 31, 2018
Is Coconut Oil All That It Is Cracked Up to Be? Get the Facts on This Faddish Fat
Alice Lichtenstein is quoted extensively on the perceived health benefits of coconut oil, a highly saturated fat, despite decades of research linking saturated fats to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Lichtenstein says that “why things like coconut oil somehow slipped under the radar is a little bit unclear.”
Dec 13, 2018
Your Favorite Restaurant Is More Calorific Than Fast Food, Global Study Says
The HNRCA’s Susan Roberts led research that found large, high-calorie portion sizes in fast food and full-service chain restaurants to be a global problem, with chain restaurant meals delivering the most calories. The study compared meals from Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana and India with U.S. meals.

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In Brief

Deadline for faculty interested in research and lecturing at the campus in France is January 21
Undergraduates—usually starting as sophomores—do research two consecutive summers with Tufts faculty mentors


A 1954 graduate and the recipient of the Athletic Department’s first Brown and Blue Award last year, Ben Sands passed away on January 10

Sophomore Brennan Morris sunk the game-winning jumper with just six seconds left to help the Jumbos pick up an 86-84 win over visiting Panthers