Tufts in the News

Publication date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
USA Today
Tufts biologist Sara Lewis co-authors this opinion piece about the grave effects of the Trump administration’s “unprecedented rollbacks” of elements of the Endangered Species Act on the Bethany Beach firefly.
Publication date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
New York Times
While acknowledging there is “a huge amount to be done” now that Sudan has formed a power-sharing government, Fletcher School research professor Alex de Waal says “there is a better chance for peace now than at any time in the recent past.”
Publication date: Monday, August 26, 2019
New York Times
Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian co-authors this opinion piece outlining ways to address the nutrition crisis in the U.S., where poor diet causes more than half a million deaths per year. The piece was co-authored by Dan Glickman, former U.S. secretary of agriculture.
Publication date: Friday, August 23, 2019
The Atlantic
Political scientist Brian Schaffner is quoted throughout this article on how President Donald Trump energizes his base by saying he and his supporters are the real victims of racial accusations. Findings from Schaffner’s collaborative 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study are included.
Publication date: Friday, August 23, 2019
Boston Globe
Lyme disease researchers Sam Telford, from Cummings School, and Linden Hu, from the School of Medicine, are both quoted in this opinion piece calling for “a determination” to finally take this disease seriously by increasing awareness as well as treatment and prevention efforts.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
ABC News
Tufts economist Brian Bethune comments on how the Federal Reserve needs to consider global economic weakness in deciding whether to cut interest rates.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
National Public Radio
In this All Things Considered segment, Fletcher School assistant professor Josephine Wolff discusses software that is available to help ransomware victims recover their files and why it is rarely used in the U.S.
Publication date: Monday, August 19, 2019
90.9 WBUR
Tufts University Art Galleries is hosting Stack, Layer, and Arrange, a comprehensive retrospective of work by late SMFA faculty member Julie Graham.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
New York Times
Fletcher School assistant professor of cybersecurity policy Josephine Wolff writes on why the FBI should join Europe’s No More Ransom initiative to help victims deal with ransomware attacks and avoid paying cybercriminals.
Publication date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Teaching Now - Education Week Teacher
A new report from Tisch College’s CIRCLE found that voter turnouts for eighteen and nineteen year olds reached 22 percent, indicating a significant increase from previous years.