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A pet rat is held and examined by a veterinarian and an assistant. Five things people don’t know about rats, and why they make good pets.
January 13, 2020 Large Image
Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets

For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get the shivers. But Cummings School...

January 13, 2020
Sanctions are a key tool in the U.S. campaign against Iran, but are they effective?

As tensions rise between the United States and Iran, the Trump administration recently announced tough new sanctions against Iran in response to...

January 3, 2020
A new three-year pilot program at The Fletcher School offers strategic skills to lay and ordained leaders in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

One participant hopes to help clergy avoid burnout. Another wants to support parochial school students as they consider how religious principles...

A man’s class ring on a hand. Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them.
December 17, 2019 Large Image
Tufts writers look back over the year and talk about the stories that meant the most to them

Tufts Now writers turn out a lot of stories in any given year. We asked them to talk about one story they wanted to revisit—and why it...

A woman addressing a crowd. Former UN ambassador Samantha Power talks at Tufts about idealism, leaning in, Putin, and more.
December 17, 2019 Large Image
The former UN ambassador delivers the Jonathan Moore Memorial Lecture on Moral Global Leadership at Tufts

Is idealism possible in the real world? Yes, says former ambassador Samantha Power, with hard and purposeful work. Delivering the inaugural...