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Large pieces of concrete wall with graffiti on them, on display behind a railing. The fall of the Berlin Wall thirty years ago unified Germany and reshaped the map of Europe
November 8, 2019 Large Image
The momentous event thirty years ago unified Germany and reshaped the map of Europe

November 9 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the iconic barrier that divided East and West Germany between 1961 and...

A large continuous truss bridge. The Bourne and Sagamore bridges are “functionally obsolete” and well past their lifespan, mirroring infrastructure problems nationwide, says a Tufts engineering professor
November 6, 2019 Large Image
The Bourne and Sagamore bridges are “functionally obsolete” and well past their lifespan, mirroring infrastructure problems nationwide, says a Tufts engineering professor

For New England beach lovers, going to the Cape is a ritual of summer. Another less pleasant ritual is sitting in traffic at the Bourne and...

A man at a podium speaking, with family around him. Democratic gains in Virginia and Kentucky, and a narrow Republican win in Mississippi, point to the need for high turnout, says Tufts political scientist
November 6, 2019 Large Image
Wins in Virginia and Kentucky, and a narrow loss to a Republican in deep-red Mississippi, suggest Democrats have an edge with young, diverse voters, Tufts professor says

Election results from southern U.S. states that have traditionally been Republican strongholds showed surprising turnarounds on November 5. In...

People standing on the ground and on the Berlin Wall, with a towering old building in the background. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 led to German reunification because diplomats seized on the momentum after East Germany eased travel restrictions.
November 5, 2019 Large Image
Fletcher alum and former German ambassador to the U.S. tells how the November 9, 1989 event led to German reunification

For twenty-eight years, the Berlin Wall split East and West Germany, separating families and symbolizing the wider Iron Curtain that divided the...

A group of women in a Ugandan village. Tufts alums are helping Ugandan women grow strong roots and reach new heights through financial, literacy, and agricultural programs
October 30, 2019 Large Image
Two Tufts alums are helping Ugandan women grow strong roots and reach new heights through financial, literacy, and agricultural programs

While doing humanitarian work in Mozambique after the civil war in the early 1990s, Linda Eckerbom Cole, F06, N06, noticed something missing....

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