The Tufts E-News archives contain hundreds of stories from across Tufts University dating back to October 1999. From cutting-edge research to world-famous alums, from the insights of internationally renowned experts to profiles on Tufts top programs, E-News is the most comprehensive daily electronic news source covering the University.
Leading an 'Impactful' Life
Junior Sarah Ullman strives to make the most out of her life through the practice of social responsibility.
For many Writing Fellows, helping fellow students continues to make a significant difference in their own work.
From Patient to Advocate
Tufts graduate Jonathan Delman has gone from battling his own mental illness to becoming an advocate for mentally ill patients across Massachusetts.
Last Week at Tufts...
A Ghanaian dance artist, a director from NASA and a brigadier general from the Joint Chiefs of Staff came to campus.
Students and faculty rallied together on the Tisch Library patio just one week after a 60-hour long terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, killed nearly 200 people.
Decades of Dance
The Tufts Dance Program celebrates 25 years of bringing the university together through dance.
The Voice of the People
When The Fletcher School's Peter Uvin set out to write about postwar Burundi, he went straight to the source.
For Basketball Whiz, a New Challenge
Tufts graduate Ed Tapscott has been chosen to serve as interim coach of the NBA's Washington Wizards, in the hopes of salvaging the team's season.
Last Week at Tufts...
A famed environmental activist, an ex-pollster for a former presidential candidate and two renowned economists came to campus.
Collaborating for a Cause
Tufts sophomore Samantha Kindler discusses her role in producing a cabaret show to benefit those affected by HIV and AIDS.
Lending an Ear
The students who run the pet loss hotline at the Cummings School are enhancing their education while helping grieving pet owners.
The Long Way Home
Tufts graduate Jaffar Mahmood discusses the various twists and turns that led him to become a film director.
Last Week at Tufts...
A renowned political commentator, two ambassadors and the best field hockey and volleyball teams in the region came to campus.
Science Takes Center Stage
A graduate student in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy blends her dance background with her academic research for a unique contest.
A Historic Season
Tufts' field hockey team prepares to host the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Regional, after finishing up the best season in the team's history.
History in the Making
Tufts political experts react to the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Back to School
As "Principal for a Day," Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow got an up-close look at Boston's public schools.
Last Week at Tufts...
A "Saturday Night Live" comedian, a former ambassador and the founder of Engineers Without Borders came to campus.
Experimental College's Election Night Extravaganza brought hundreds of undergraduates together to watch as the country elected the next president of the United States.
Get Out the Vote
Tisch College helps coordinate efforts to get out the vote, with help from undergraduates like Emily Hellman (A'10) encouraging students to get to the polls on November 4.
Last Week at Tufts…
A presidential candidate, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and an assortment of eminent scholars came to campus.
Tufts graduate Lun-Yi Tsai creates art inspired by mathematics to try to understand the world around him.
Undergraduates Rachel Brown and Adam Kornetsky are taking active citizenship and building community to a new level with the recently implemented Tufts Youth Literacy Initiative.
Tufts graduates U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and his chief of staff Jason Gross form a "Jumbo Combo" on Capitol Hill.
Last Week at Tufts…
A U.S. Senator, a pioneer in global computing and an Oscar-winning director came to campus, among others.
More than 3,500 family members and guests flocked to the Medford/Somerville campus Oct. 17-19 to celebrate Parents Weekend.
Enabling Change? Priceless
Reeta Roy, new CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, discusses a career's worth of world-changing innovation.
Digging Into the Past
With his discovery of what may be the world's oldest fossil imprint of a flying insect, R.J. Knecht is tackling a new dimension of New England history—one that dates back hundreds of millions of years.
A Home Away From Home
During Latino Heritage Month, the Latino Center at Tufts will mark its 15th anniversary with a talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz.
Building a Community
On Oct. 5, neighbors and residents from Medford and Somerville shared in the fun and excitement of Tufts' sixth annual Community Day.
Tackling the Amazon
School of Medicine Fogarty Scholars Marjory Bravard, Catherine Hooper and Colin Robinson discuss their wild ride down the Amazon River in Peru's annual raft race.
Engineering a Future
Senior chemical engineering major Nick Horelik, who spent this summer blending science with policy in Washington, D.C., thrives on a diverse range of opportunities.
Something for Everyone
Assistant Director of Campus Life Jamie Engle discusses the plethora of student activities that Tufts has to offer.
Jen Toomey, elite runner and recipient of the Tufts' 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award, reflects on her career and discusses her future.
Into the Wild
For EPIIC students, participating in an Outward Bound weekend as part of orientation prepares them for the academic rigors to come.
A Soggy Success
The Jumbos were undaunted by a few raindrops as students and alumni enjoyed the festivities during Homecoming weekend.
A Time for Compassion
World leaders Queen Noor of Jordan, Rabbi Irwin Kula and the Sakyong, Jamgön Miphon Rinpoche, joined members of the Tufts community to discuss the power of compassion.
T.J. Anderson, former chair of the music department, reflects on his career as a musician as he prepares for a university celebration honoring his success.
The Fruits of Their Labor
An increased interest in "buying local" is paving the way for the continued success of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project.
Kullman Tapped To Lead DuPont
The 1978 Tufts graduate and trustee will become president and CEO of the Fortune 100 manufacturing company, the crowning point of a 20-year tenure there.
Many Paths, One Destination
Dr. Harris Berman, newly appointed vice dean of academic and clinical affairs for Tufts School of Medicine, looks back at his many paths in the field of medicine.
The Magic of a Moment
Tufts graduate Diane Hessan returns to campus as part of the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture series to discuss how she discovered her passion for business.
Junior Greg Hering (E'10), founder of Emergent Energy Group, discusses life as a young entrepreneur.
Celebrating the Olympian in All of Us
Lisa Lax (J'86) and Nancy Stern (J'86) take a look back at the greatest moments in Olympic history through the eyes of the athletes, their families and their fans.
Have Frisbee, Will Travel
Members of the men and women's Ultimate Frisbee teams discuss the increased popularity of this modern sport.
A Simple Twist of Fate
Fletcher School student Randy Jacobs discusses his decision to take time off to compete in the national pro mountain biking circuit.
Cummings School Professor M.S.A. Kumar discusses how the school's new plastination lab will change how students study animal anatomy.
Hitting the Hill
The Class of 2012—with parents and luggage in tow—descended upon campus for move-in and Matriculation ceremonies.
Tufts is recognized by various prestigious publications touting the nation's top universities for green living.
Taking Time To Explore
For Lauren Clark (A'06), a gap year between high school and college helped her discover a passion for international development that fueled in her time at Tufts.
Where Weird Is Wonderful
Sunil Swaroop (G'08), director of Creative Arts/Jackson Troupe, discusses how the two groups help children discover who they are through the arts.
Paying it Forward
NBC senior producer and Tufts graduate Marian Porges discusses her new position -- helping to mold future journalists.
Mindy Nierenberg, senior programs manager at Tisch College, shares her concerns for the future of the world's public libraries through her art.
'The Ultimate Enrichment'
For one group of Saudi Arabian women, a first-of-its-kind program at The Fletcher School has opened the door to the diplomatic stage.
Bringing China Home
Tufts China Care Club President Haley Newman (A'11) discusses the group's work helping Chinese orphans both near and far.
One Less Statistic
Robin Smalley (J'77), co-founder and international director of Mothers2Mothers, discusses how the organization grew from a vision to a reality.
Up to the Challenge
Zenda Berrada, the Cummings School's first Ph.D. graduate, tries to answer nearly a decade's worth of questions for the residents of a Massachusetts island community.
LEEDing the Way
Tufts graduate Rachel Gutter (A'03) is helping schools around the country meet increasingly common standards for sustainable construction.
Thanks to the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute, two Tufts professional school students will be spending a year engaged in research with the National Institutes of Health.
The Economy and You
Assistant Professor of Economics Andreea Balan Cohen weighs in on how the current economic downturn will affect the average American's health.
Signs of Life
Associate Professor of Chemistry Sam Kounaves, co-investigator on NASA's current mission to Mars, gains media attention as he shares news of the mission's preliminary testing results.
The Path to Spirituality
Hindu scholar Varun Soni (A'96) discusses his recent appointment as the University of Southern California's dean of religious life and how his Tufts experience prepared him for his new role.
Jumbo Goes to Africa
Members of the Tufts field hockey team return from two weeks of exploring southern Africa.
Current and past Tufts students join forces to pass along the Tufts ideal of active citizenship to the youth of Central America.
The Power of Words
With a new book coming out this month, Ellen Sussman (J'76) discusses the twists and turns involved in becoming a successful writer.
The Phoenix Has Landed
Associate Professor of Chemistry Sam Kounaves, co-investigator on NASA's recent mission to Mars, gains media attention after the spacecraft's successful landing.
A Familiar Face
Portraying the main character in the children's program "Dottie's Magic Pockets," Tufts graduate Jen Plante hopes to be a positive role model for children of non-traditional families.
With the news of Sen. Edward Kennedy's cancer diagnosis quickly unfolding, experts from Tufts are asked to weigh in on the situation.
A Need for Speed
A group of engineering students work together on the creation of a fully operational electric Formula 1-style race car.
Multiple media outlets reported on Tufts' 152nd Commencement ceremonies, headlined by graduate and "Today" show co-host Meredith Vieira.
Tufts graduate Josh Gates travels around the world searching for answers to the mysteries of life as host of Sci-Fi's "Destination: Truth."
Strength in Numbers
Students from The Fletcher School organize the largest university bone marrow donor drive in support of one of their own.
Crisis In Burma
Peter Walker of Tufts' Feinstein International Center talks about the challenges facing the country of Burma in the wake of Cyclone Nargis.
Honorable Work: Part Two
In part two of this two part series, seven graduate and professional students detail projects of leadership and service that have led them to receive one of the university's highest honors.
Massachusetts state senator and soon-to-be Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning graduate Benjamin Downing discusses life as a student and a legislator.
A Classic Event
The Classics Department's annual outdoor reading of ancient literary works has been drawing a following for nearly two decades.
Honorable Work: Part One
In part one of this two part series, six undergraduate students detail projects of leadership and service that have led them to receive one of the university's highest honors.
It Runs in the Family
For the Tufts track and field trio of Engelking siblings, being a Jumbo is in the genes.
Friedman School doctoral candidate Erin Hennessy shares her nutrition expertise with communities hungry for information.
Peace by Piece
Students Jessica Anderson, Rachel Bergenfield and Adam Levy will head to Northern Uganda this summer to implement a grassroots project for peace.
Fishing For Success
While Ezra Furman and the Harpoons have risen from their on-campus beginnings to become a promising band on the national rock scene, the Tufts seniors in the band remain true to their roots.
Open Leaders: Washington, Lincoln and FDR
Video of the eighth installment of the Richard E. Snyder President's Lecture Series, delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer, is now available.
Two separate student and alumni groups work toward supporting the thriving journalistic community at Tufts.
The River That Never Runs Dry
After nine years, Read by the River proves that Tufts students, elementary school students and a shared love of books can be a magical mix.
A Reliable Trust
Decades after his death, alumnus Frank C. Doble continues to give back to the Tufts community, making recent headlines for his role in the university's largest donation ever.
The Tufts European Center at Talloires, France, celebrates its 30th anniversary this month with an event on the Medford/Somerville campus.
A Performance Worth Pondering
Performance groups around campus joined with International Relations Director's Leadership Council to take a unique approach to social change.
John Baronian Passes Away
The former standout athlete known as "Mr. Tufts," beloved for his years of service and devotion to the university, was 87 years old.
A New Way To Think About Hardware
Video of Tufts biologist Barry Trimmer's Mar. 31 Dean's Faculty Forum talk on the development of biomimetic robots is now available.
Video of Fletcher School environmental expert William Moomaw's Mar. 27 talk about the construction of his energy-neutral home is now available.
A Different Kind of Marathon
Hundreds of students come together in a night-long dance marathon benefiting the Children's Trust Fund of Massachusetts.
A Healthy Attitude
Public Health at Tufts (PHAT) coordinated with other student groups for "Healthy Week," promoting both personal and global health.
Sophomore Casey Sullivan, a member of both the Tufts women's basketball and softball teams, stretched her effort for both teams from coast to coast this month.
Labor in Focus
Fletcher School economist Lisa Lynch discusses the effect of the economic downturn on the country's labor market.
Hail to the Chief
CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon (A'78) makes headlines for his role in what is being deemed one of the most historic transactions on Wall Street.
The Secrets to Success
Tufts alum Jeffrey Stibel returned to campus to bestow some wisdom upon future entrepreneurs as part of the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture series.
Making South Africa a Model for Water Quality
Steve Chapra, Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, visited South Africa to address the next generation of water-quality and water-management engineers who will have to deal with intersecting issues of health, economy, and sustainability.
With the help of several other Tufts students, senior Matt Cohen has spent his last year providing education and hope to immigrant students in Somerville.
The Color of Justice
Richard Lerner, Bergstrom chair in Applied Developmental Science at Tufts, provides a voice for minority youth as a pattern of segregation continues into the 21st century.
Lawrence Harrison, director of The Fletcher School's Cultural Change Institute, discusses the idea of multiculturalism and its negative effect on cultural progress.
Filling a Need
Members of Tufts Emerging Black Leaders group continue to bring issues affecting the black population to the forefront with their fourth annual symposium.
Perceptions of Violence
Tufts clinical psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Pies debunks the perceived link between mental illness and violence.
Adventures in Comedy
Tufts graduate Amy Rhodes discusses her life among Hollywood's top comedy producers as the director of content for the site FunnyOrDie.com
Lautze’s Dams of Malaria in East Africa
School of Engineering student Jonathan Lautze uses research from his university studies to construct a way to reduce the transmission of malaria through water resource engineering and management.
After originally deeming a career as a playwright "unrealistic," Janet Neipris adds another production to her list.
The World's A Stage
Drama doctoral candidate Meron Langsner is one of three playwrights in the country to have earned an extraordinary residency.
Tufts' R. Bruce Hitchner, classics professor and chairman of the Dayton Project, weighs in on the future of Kosovo in the aftermath of the country's declaration of independence from Serbia.
Work Meets Play
TuftsSchool of Medicine Dean Michael Rosenblatt, M.D., is excited about the changes slated for the school in the months to come.
Prevention or Profit?
In a Boston Globe op-ed, Tufts' Dr. Jerome P. Kassirer questions the motive behind two groups pushing for the use of CT scanning as a preventative maintenance tool.
Public Health 101
A recent trip to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is just one way veterinary students at the Cummings School are learning about opportunities in the field of public health.
A Tradition of Caring
Tufts graduate Luke Hingson, who inherited the reins of the charitable foundation his father began, sees efficient business as key to Brother's Brother success.
Changing the Channel
Tufts graduate Neal Shapiro, president of New York's public television station WNET, is trying to change the way public television does business.
You Are What You Eat
Tufts' Dr. Nevin Scrimshaw, an international nutrition expert, says that a consistent low-fat diet and regular exercise keep him going strong at age 90.
The Most Interesting Vitamin
On Jan. 28, Robert M. Russell, MD, the outgoing director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, spoke about Vitamin A.
Predicting the Political Future
While political futures markets paint a point-in-time picture of people's political expectations, The Fletcher School's Daniel Drezner says that they may not be the best way to predict election winners.
Rocking the Vote
A new film featuring Tufts senior Scott Merrick and political science professor Kent Portney proves that you're never too young to make a difference.
The Race to Beijing
Recovered from a string of injuries, Tufts graduate and track star Jen Toomey is lacing up her sneakers in the hopes of earning a trip to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
In Bali, A Quest For Change
Tufts junior Rishikesh Bhandary traveled to Bali as a member of the American Youth Delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The Look of a Leader
According to new research by Tufts social psychologist Nalini Ambady, a CEO's appearance can reveal a lot about how successful he or she is.
Climate Change: A Hot Debate in '08
According to The Fletcher School's William Moomaw, the corporate world is beating out Capitol Hill in the battle against climate change. But the government is slowly picking up the pace.
In an op-ed for The Providence Journal, The Fletcher School's William Martel says that bipartisanship is key to addressing the serious issues facing the United States.
Back on the Air
As the Writers Guild strike continues, Rob Burnett, Tufts graduate and CEO of the production company Worldwide Pants, helped broker a deal bringing some writers back to their shows.
Life After Bhutto
With Pakistan's future uncertain after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Tufts experts paint a complex picture of the political landscape in the Islamic nation.
Worms vs. Germs
Tufts' Joel Weinstock believes that parasitic worms known as helminths may help to prevent some immunological diseases.