Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
The Conversation
Fletcher School professor Bhaskar Chakravorti analyzes Facebook’s recent announcement of a shift toward a “privacy-focused” vision, noting that “the changes will be difficult to execute and will not happen soon.”
Publication date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Apollo Magazine
Art historian Andrew McClellan explains how museums could make their collections more diverse and reflective of the communities they serve by securing new acquisition funds through the sale of their artwork.
Publication date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
New York Times
English lecturer Michael Downing says of daylight savings time that “the idea of losing or gaining an hour is itself such a fantastically bad philosophical proposition that nobody knows what they’re talking about.” Downing is the author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.
Publication date: Friday, March 8, 2019
New York Times
The Friedman School’s Christian Peters is quoted regarding the challenge of finding sustainable ways of producing food that meet both the food security needs of the U.S. and the many other nations that depend on it for exports. The article also mentions Peters’ 2016 research on the sustainability of a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.
Publication date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Associated Press
School of Medicine professor Paul Summergrad is quoted about the Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of the psychoactive drug esketamine for the treatment of depression, saying that “substantially different agents are only rarely appearing from pharmaceutical companies or other laboratories. That’s prompting people to investigate other [psychoactive] compounds.”
Publication date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Boston Globe
A review of Suara Welitoff: Right Now This Moment, a video exhibition on view at the SMFA through April 6.
Publication date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wicked Local - Medford
A&S fourth year student Wylie Chang co-hosted a February 22 forum “Only If We Organize” with political activist Heather Booth. Chang spoke about the importance of learning from previous generations of organizers who led successful grassroots movements.
Publication date: Sunday, March 3, 2019
New York Times
Collaborative HNRCA research has found that today’s fast food is worse than it was thirty years ago due to changes in portion size, calories, and nutrient and sodium content.
Publication date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Foreign Policy
Fletcher’s Christopher Miller writes about the implications of the close relations between Russia and China, which both view the U.S. as “a geopolitical and ideological threat.”
Publication date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
WBUR
Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont discusses the potential impact of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s decision to focus on small fundraisers and deny special access for large contributions during her presidential campaign.

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