In the World

Protesters in New York, one holding a sign that says “Asian Americans Are Americas!” Historian Erika Lee, J91, details the long ugly history of discrimination against Asian Americans, how it continues today, and what can be done about it
April 23, 2021 Large Image
Historian Erika Lee, J91, details the long ugly history of discrimination against Asian Americans, how it continues today, and what can be done about it

Attacks on Asian-Americans have been growing in the past year—seen most visibly in the killings in Atlanta in March. One Asian American advocacy...

April 23, 2021 Video
Whether you’re a veteran vegetable gardener or a serial house plant killer trying to change your ways, plant coach Nick Cutsumpas, A14, has a simple piece of advice: Listen

For most of his life, Nick Cutsumpas, A14, didn’t think much about nature.

“I couldn’t care less. I believed in climate change, but I didn’...

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...

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