Tufts in the News

Publication date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Economics professor Gilbert Metcalf examines the potential effectiveness of a carbon tax in helping the United States reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost tax progressivity.
Publication date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Wall Street Journal
Fletcher School assistant professor Sung-Yoon Lee co-authors this piece outlining why the U.S. must address South Korean President Moon Jae-in's suppression of freedom, instituted as part of his efforts to improve relations with North Korea.
Publication date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Associated Press
Friedman School dean Dariush Mozaffarian comments about ongoing research examining how obesity may increase the likelihood of serious complications from a COVID-19 infection.
Publication date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
National Public Radio
Tisch College program manager Adam Gismondi comments in this "Morning Edition" radio segment on how such issues as racial justice and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have mobilized college students. Tisch College youth-voter data from both IDHE's National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) and CIRCLE are also referenced.
Publication date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Herald News
Associate research professor Bridget Conley discusses her research on deaths at Massachusetts state prisons this spring.
Publication date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Washington Post
Friedman School dean Dariush Mozaffarian is quoted about how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light "heightened disparities in shopping patterns and health between high- and low-income Americans."
Publication date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Guardian
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, director of Tisch College's CIRCLE, is quoted about how lack of public transportation services could be a deal breaker for young voters to cast ballots on election day. CIRCLE research from 2018 examining reasons young people do not vote is also referenced.
Publication date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The Conversation
School of Medicine professor Alexander Poltorak explains the different factors involved in building immunity to a disease and the implications of new research showing a decline in antibody levels in individuals recovering from COVID-19.
Publication date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Washington Post
Biologist Sara Lewis discusses the science behind what makes fireflies flicker and glow in this kids-focused article.
Publication date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
New York Times
Political scientist Brian Schaffner co-authors this opinion piece on political inequality by race in U.S. suburban and rural towns. Schaffner is co-author of the new book "Hometown Inequality: Race, Class, and Representation in American Local Politics."