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An election sign saying “Vote Here Today” outside of a building. How much do doubts about election fairness affect voting—and democracy? It’s complicated, say Tufts political experts, but there are ways to increase participation and voting.
November 2, 2021 Large Image
It’s complicated, say Tufts political experts, but there are ways to increase participation and voting

In the 2016 presidential election, almost 42% of the American electorate didn’t vote. The percentage was lower in 2020—33%, the lowest in decades—...

The first offshore wind turbines in North America stand in ocean waters at the Block Island Wind Farm.
October 29, 2021 Large Image
New federal investment could help the United States reach its climate goals and improve its national grid, says a Tufts expert

The offshore wind farms that will be developed under a new Biden administration plan are essential for curbing climate change, according to a...

A college student holds an I Voted sticker
October 28, 2021 Large Image
New report from Institute for Democracy & Higher Education finds college-student engagement with 2020 election jumped to record level, approaching that of voters overall

Voter turnout among college students jumped to 66% in the 2020 presidential election, building on the momentum swing of the 2018 midterms,...

October 26, 2021 Large Image
Increased demand and supply chain disruptions are hitting consumers’ wallets, but the current inflation may be temporary, a Tufts economist explains

The recent jump in prices for food, gas, cars, and other goods is due to increased demand and tangled global supply lines, according to a Tufts...

A coffee tree with coffee beans. A collaborative study looks at how changing climate conditions might be changing the taste, aroma, and overall quality of coffee.
October 26, 2021 Large Image
A collaborative study looks at how changing climate conditions might be affecting the taste, aroma, and overall quality of coffee

Whether you prefer notes of berry and citrus or chocolate and nuts, dark roast or light, a good cup of coffee can be a simple pleasure. You...

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