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Nancy Pelosi and Alan Solomont. Speaking at a Tufts event, House Speaker Pelosi talked about her career and her aspirations for young people today.
February 26, 2021 Large Image
Speaking at a Tisch College event, Pelosi talked about her career and her aspirations for young people today

When people ask Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, what the three most important issues facing the Congress are, “I...

A group of demonstrators hold signs protesting police brutality as officers look on.
February 25, 2021 Large Image
In the wake of police killings of Black Americans, a political science class takes students beyond the headlines

Part of an occasional Tufts Now series on how faculty are integrating issues of racial and social justice into the curricula...

A number of sea turtles on tarps on the floor of a large building. With the largest sea turtle stranding in history in the Texas cold, here’s how veterinarians, conservationists, and civilians stepped in to help
February 24, 2021 Large Image
When an extraordinary cold spell in Texas led to the largest sea turtle stranding in history, here’s how veterinarians, conservationists, and others stepped in to help

As Texas faced life-threatening cold temperatures and dire power and water challenges in the aftermath of a record-breaking winter storm this...

Henry Aaron baseball card proclaiming him as home run king. Aaron overcame persistent racism to become the home run hero of the nation.
February 23, 2021 Video
Aaron, who received an honorary degree from Tufts in 2000, overcame persistent racism to become the home run hero of the nation

Henry “Hank” Aaron was one of the best baseball players of all time, and broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974. He had a Tufts connection, too...

Political strategist and activist Wilnelia Rivera, A04, AG14, the inaugural recipient of the Lyon and Bendheim Citizenship Award from Tisch College
February 22, 2021 Large Image
Alumna Wilnelia Rivera talks to a Tufts audience about fighting for change in our cities—and on the ballot

For political strategist and activist Wilnelia Rivera, growing up in Lawrence, Mass., made her witness each day to the realities of injustice, and...

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