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A Zoom screen with a number of participants. Tufts is offering a free, online Black Futures Matter civic humanities certificate course is aimed at adult learners in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama
April 22, 2021 Large Image
The free, online Black Futures Matter civic humanities certificate course is aimed at adult learners in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia

The 90 students in this Tufts-led course are on Zoom, like so many others these days, but there’s a difference. They are adult learners in...

Pigs in tight crates sticking their snouts out. In his book “Porkopolis,” anthropologist Alex Blanchette takes a deep dive into the lives of the worker and animals in a pork-producing company town
April 21, 2021 Large Image
In his book “Porkopolis,” anthropologist Alex Blanchette takes a deep dive into the lives of the workers and animals in a pork-producing company town

When we go to the grocery store, we rarely think about exactly where the food comes from—it’s simply there for us to buy. That’s especially true...

Illustration with a garden, guitar, person doing tai chi, sun in a forest, sweet rolls, book. From forest walks to renewed connections with family and friends, the Tufts community shares inspirational stories of unexpected positives from COVID-19
April 20, 2021 Large Image
From walks in nature to renewed friendships—plus some goats, cookies, and tai chi along the way—the Tufts community shares inspirational stories of unexpected positives from COVID-19

This has been a very tough year for the world, but despite all the losses, some people have found silver linings. We asked members of the Tufts...

Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps protect marine ecosystems and the life they support—including our own—by advocating for science-based environmental policies.
April 19, 2021 Large Image
Fighting threats like climate change and pollution, Tufts alumna Katie Matthews helps sustain marine ecosystems and the life they support, including our own

No one knows better than Katie Matthews, J99, that the fate of Earth’s oceans and its people are intertwined. As chief scientist at Oceana, the...

A photo of a Tufts University sign with trees blooming behind it
April 15, 2021 Large Image
Tufts Community Grant program provides support for local non-profits hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic

Thirty-five local organizations in Tufts’ four host communities in Massachusetts have been awarded $35,000 in grants from the Tufts Community...

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