Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
NBC Boston
This article cites data from Tisch College’s CIRCLE that found 56 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four-year-olds said they supported the gun-violence prevention movement. CIRCLE Director Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg is quoted.
Publication date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Boston Globe
Ronald Pies, a School of Medicine clinical professor of psychiatry, writes in response to a recent op-ed on the mental state of President Donald Trump that “to argue that psychiatrists must choose between violating the Goldwater rule and remaining silent in the face of injustice is to pose a classic false choice.”
Publication date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Researchers including Tufts School of Medicine’s Ana Soto are tackling the “giant plastic dilemma” facing the planet; Soto’s research focuses on the carcinogenic effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastic compounds.
Publication date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Boston Globe
Professor Julian Agyeman comments on how Boston could implement a “congestion charge” on private vehicles to fund improved transit, particularly buses, as a way to commemorate Rosa Parks.
Publication date: Sunday, January 27, 2019
National Public Radio
Friedman School Dean Dariush Mozaffarian discusses research at the school investigating the link between processed meats and health risks in this article about a report that recommends consuming less than half an ounce of red meat per day. Mozaffarian notes that “the major factor seems to be all the preservatives and the processing—those do not seem to be good for our body.”
Publication date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Foreign Policy
Katrina Burgess, an associate professor at The Fletcher School, comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó declaring himself interim president of Venezuela, noting that she supposes “conditions could still get worse for the average Venezuelan, but they are so, so bad right now.”
Publication date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
In this On Point segment, Arts and Sciences philosopher Lionel McPherson participates in a discussion centered on freedom and equality.
Publication date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Cummings School’s Cailin Heinze offers detailed expert advice on proper diet and nutrition for a variety of pets.
Publication date: Friday, January 18, 2019
The Conversation
Friedman’s Dariush Mozaffarian, Jerold Mande, and Renata Micha co-author this article that outlines why “the time is right for meaningful policy action to leverage food as medicine” and recommends measures for doing so.
Publication date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Boston Globe
Eliot-Pearson’s Marina Bers writes that programming is a necessary intellectual tool that should be taught to all students.