Campus Life

Pollinator gardens on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus are pesticide-free and feature local plants to attract bees and other pollinators, such as hover flies, said Nicholas Dorian, a PhD student in the Department of Biology. Photo: Max McCarthy
April 30, 2020 Large Image
It is the first urban university in Mass. to receive the certification from Bee Campus USA

Tufts University’s Medford/Somerville campus is friendly to bees and other pollinators, and it has the certification to prove it. It’s the first...

“Most of the time, the eggs are only a couple days old by the time we bring them out to the different food banks,” said farm supervisor James Phillips. Photo: Courtesy of James Phillips
April 24, 2020 Large Image
Even without veterinary students on campus, the school’s teaching chickens remain busy, providing dozens of eggs a week to local people in need

On a normal day, the Cummings School Farm in Grafton sells up to seven dozen farm-fresh eggs to people...

Sally Dungan in 2016 at a meeting. Tufts’ chief investment officer Sally Dungan, considered one of the most influential women in institutional investing, died April 12.
April 24, 2020 Large Image
Considered one of the most influential women in institutional investing, she “always put the university first”

Sally Dungan, who served since 2002 as Tufts’ first and only chief investment officer, died of cancer on April 12.

Dungan is credited with...

Jean Pham stands in front of a poster about her company Cellens, giving a talk. Leaders of budding businesses share lessons learned when COVID-19 moved the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition online
April 22, 2020 Large Image
Leaders of budding businesses share lessons learned when COVID-19 moved the Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition online

Thinking on your feet is just one of the qualities that entrepreneurs need, but it certainly was on display earlier this month at the...

Tufts president Anthony Monaco speaking on Zoom Town Hall from his home. Monaco and Tufts senior leadership outline what’s been done and what lies ahead for the university in response to the pandemic
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President Anthony Monaco and senior leadership outline what has been done and what lies ahead for the university

The COVID-19 crisis has forever changed Tufts, President Anthony P. Monaco told the university’s faculty and staff on April 17. “When the pandemic...

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