Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
National Public Radio
In this “The Salt” piece, Friedman Dean Dariush Mozaffarian is quoted regarding new research that found a diet composed of ultra-processed foods drives people to overeat and gain weight.
Publication date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
CNN.com International
Biologist Elizabeth Crone is lead author of a new study finding that urban/suburban environments can play vital roles in animal conservation by providing just enough resources for species migrating toward their natural habitats.
Publication date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Boston Globe
SMFA graduate student Anja S. DuBois is briefly profiled in this overview of promising artists at Boston-area schools who are exhibiting thesis shows this spring. DuBois’ exhibit, "No Time for Laundry," will be on view May 1-19 at the Tufts University Art Galleries.
Publication date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Conversation
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft explores the USSR’s failed efforts to maintain its perceived “true” national identity, despite a different demographic reality, noting similarities to the current polarized state of the U.S.
Publication date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Tufts political scientist Miranda Yaver writes this opinion piece on what the Supreme Court LGBTQ rights cases could mean for the LGBTQ community.
Publication date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Boston Globe
Fletcher student Farah Momen discusses her project The Now Exchange in this Q&A. The Now Exchange, which aims to offer free health services to Bangledeshi women in the garment industry, is one of the winners of the annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition, organized by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center at the Gordon Institute.
Publication date: Monday, April 22, 2019
Boston Globe
Tufts recently held its first Edible Insects Festival, at which Joseph Yoon of Brooklyn Bugs, an organization advocating for insects as an alternative food source, noted that consuming insects “only creates a fraction of those greenhouse gas emissions” emitted by the livestock industry. Tufts biologist Sara Lewis is quoted regarding her new course about edible insects.
Publication date: Friday, April 19, 2019
In this Morning Edition segment, political scientist Jeffrey Berry discusses how the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election might affect the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
Publication date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Reuters UK
The Friedman School’s Renata Micha led research that found a proposed Nutrition Facts label that highlights added sugars could lead to consumer choices that prevent nearly one million cases of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Micha notes that “health and financial benefits would be doubled” if the label prompted the food industry to reduce added sugars.
Publication date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Boston Globe
Third-year engineering student Roger Gu discusses his historic swimming season, during which he broke both Tufts and New England Small College Athletic Conference records.