In the World

Erika Lee in front oof a mural of children. From colonial times to today, the xenophobic demonization of outsiders has existed alongside the idea of the U.S. as a nation built by immigrants.
September 24, 2020 Large Image
From colonial times to today, the demonization of outsiders has existed alongside the idea of the U.S. as a nation built by immigrants

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants—and seemingly also always a nation suffused with xenophobia, a fear or hatred of those...

Janice Lourie with Charles Boberg behind a computer monitor. Fifty years ago, Janice Lourie started a revolution in textile manufacturing with IBM’s first software patent, and now as an artist continues to transcend boundaries
September 21, 2020 Large Image
Fifty years ago, Janice Lourie started a revolution in textile manufacturing with IBM’s first software patent, and now as an artist continues to transcend boundaries

Janice Richmond Lourie, J57, was only 7 when she and her mother happened upon a demonstration by traditional weavers from Berea, Kentucky. “I went...

September 17, 2020
Network promotes communication among top global universities, sharing strategies and encouraging cooperation

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLEMass. (September 17, 2020)—The...

A woman meets with three female African mechanics in work clothes and hard hats. Reeta Roy, a Tufts Fletcher School alumna and president and CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, defied critics and steered its $33 billion to help Africans solve Africa’s problems.
September 16, 2020 Large Image
Reeta Roy, CEO of Mastercard Foundation, defied critics and steered its $33 billion to help Africans solve the continent’s challenges

In 2007, a search firm contacted Reeta Roy, F89, with a surprising opportunity: Would she be interested in the top post at the year-old Mastercard...

Illustration of person holding a cell phone, with silhouettes of other people in the background. To increase racial justice, we must get involved in politics, build a better diplomatic corps, and foster a more diverse Tufts, alumni argue
September 14, 2020 Large Image
To increase racial justice, we must get involved in politics, build a better diplomatic corps, and foster a more diverse Tufts, alumni argue

As the world reckons with racism, one truth is painfully clear: Dismantling it will require more than rhetoric. It will take sustained effort...

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