Tufts in the News

Publication date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Boston Globe
UEP Professor Emeritus James Jennings comments on why lower grades don’t always reflect intellectual ineffectiveness, noting that “everyone does not start at the same starting line” in terms of support systems and backgrounds. This article discusses a push to get companies to focus on skills, and less on GPAs, during job recruitment.
Publication date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
BBC – Future
Fletcher’s Alex de Waal discusses the re-emergence of famine in this article exploring the worst case scenario of worldwide food shortages.
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: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
National Geographic
Engineering’s Jonathan Lamontagne discusses his new research that mapped more than five million possible futures for the planet, finding that only a few paths lead to a livable climate. Lamontagne notes that reducing emissions is “the only lever we have” to change our trajectory.
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.