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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.

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December 2010

Break-Out Star

Tisch Library secretary Sophia Cacciola leads a double life on stage in her spy-themed rock band.

A Budding Interest

A joint effort by an undergraduate and two Friedman School students brings agricultural studies to the Medford/Somerville campus

October 2010

A Family Affair

For standout football senior Greg Stewart, being a Jumbo is in the genes.

Putting Their Best Foot Forward

Incoming engineering students from underrepresented populations get a leg up on life at Tufts thanks to a new program.

Mentoring a City

Tufts graduate students are helping Somerville kids reach their potential.

September 2010

Community Day 2010

From a cappella and salsa to robots and silkworms, it was a day of fun and learning on the Hill for thousands of local residents.

Experimental Learning

The Chemistry Organized Outreach Program, led by Professor David Walt, aims to get high school students psyched about science.

All the World's a Stage

Tufts' Pen, Paint and Pretzels theatre troupe performed in Edinburgh at the largest arts festival in the world.

Soaring to New 'Heights'

Actor Joel Perez gets his big break with a musical about his Latino heritage.

Fighting Rabies in Nepal

Tufts veterinarians work to vanquish a growing public health threat in the developing world.

Celebrating Ramadan

Tufts eases Muslim students' transition to campus life during the month of fasting.

Introducing the Class of 2014

Every year, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin writes an introduction for the incoming freshman class.

August 2010

A Special Blend

CAFÉ cooks up a recipe of conversation, action, spirituality and education to immerse new undergraduates in interfaith dialogue

Why Save an Oiled Bird?

Flo Tseng, director of Tufts' Wildlife Clinic, responds to the question some are asking in the wake of the spill in the Gulf.

Innovation on the Go

Tufts engineers make their mark with successful apps for smartphones.

Rugby Ready

Training for the Women's Rugby World Cup, Friedman School student Maurin Wallace reflects on the challenges and advantages of being the underdog.

July 2010

Oil Spill Politics

As the blame game continues to play out over the catastrophe in the Gulf, two Tufts experts caution against rash policy change.

An Open-Air Laboratory

An experiment using butterflies to study the connection between nutrition and reproductive success sets up shop on the Academic Quad.

Just For Kicks

Jonathan Wilson, professor of English and director of the Center for Humanities at Tufts, shares his passion for soccer as the 2010 World Cup Tournament comes to an end.

The Hit Parade

Alumni stars continue to shine on the big and small screens.

June 2010

A Weekend for Winners

For the men's lacrosse team and women's tennis tri-captain Julia Browne, this Memorial Day weekend will be one to remember.

May 2010

Jumbo Recap

Commencement weekend brought a mixed bag of victory and defeat to Tufts teams in NCAA competition.

'Do Better'

With words of wit and wisdom, Sol Gittleman encouraged members of Tufts' class of 2010 to face their future with an appreciation for the past.

One Goal at a Time

The 18-1 men's lacrosse team heads to the Final Four of the NCAA Div. III tourney.

From Mailman to Mathematician

REAL student Matt Weiser's path to Tufts was almost as circuitous as the advanced math he studies—and just as enriching.

A Community of Leaders: Part 2

Thirteen undergraduate, graduate and professional school students are honored for their commitment to service and active citizenship.

A Community of Song

Crossing racial and religious barriers, the Third Day Gospel Choir brings together a diverse community of both the devout and the curious.

Field Tested

Graduate students head into the woods to learn how to handle a humanitarian crisis.

April 2010

A Community of Leaders: Part 1

Thirteen undergraduate, graduate and professional school students are honored for their commitment to service and active citizenship.

The Day The War Ended

Lieutenant Joe Consolmagno (A'39) shares the story of his liberation from a Nazi POW camp exactly 65 years ago to the day.

Finding Your Motivation

This year's marathon runners give us a look at the different aspects of training.

A Match Made in Medford

Two superstars of the film and television world share a Tufts connection—as well as a marriage.

Global Briefs

A quick look at some of the international happenings in the student community.

March 2010

If You Build It...

Will Langford (E'12) uses his passion for engineering to energize the do-it-yourself community.

A New Beginning

As U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Fletcher graduate Farah Pandith is working to improve relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world.

Safety Hits Home

Gaby Rigaud, a geotechnical engineer and native of Haiti, assesses post-earthquake damage in her home country.

Global Briefs

A quick look at some of the international happenings in the student community.

The Giving Tree

For the second year in a row, Tufts partners with Groundwork Somerville tapping local trees as part of the Maple Syrup Project.

Meeting Their Match

Fourth-year students at the School of Medicine found out where they will spend their residencies in the annual rite of Match Day.

Sol Gittleman to Deliver Tufts Commencement Address May 23

Legendary Educator to Receive Honorary Degree; Will Be Joined by Distinguished Community Service Advocate, Engineer, Musician, Historian

Coops to Classrooms

Dory Gannes (F'11) is making her mark in Tanzania through her educational initiative, The Olevolos Project.

Happy to Wait

The Leonard Carmichael Society's long-running Faculty Waits on You Dinner raises more than $6,000 for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.=

Twin Billing

Tufts freshmen, brothers and elite short-track speed skaters Ben and David Gertner are a team like no other.

Saving the Ocean, One Coral at a Time

Smithsonian Institution senior scientist Mary Hagedorn seeks to save the ocean's coral by becoming the first to cryopreserve the marine organism.

Lessons from the Internet May Help Solve Energy Crisis

In the Engineering Dean's Lecture, Robert Metcalfe—the inventor of Ethernet—tied environmental solutions to internet innovations.

Singing for Haiti

Tufts student performers were among those helping raise money for Haiti relief efforts at an event co-sponsored with the city of Somerville.

Obama Taps Bacow for Higher Education Initiative

Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow has been appointed to President Barack Obama's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Grand Rounds

One Tufts School of Medicine student has bookended his education with volunteer stints at a children's hospital in Cambodia.

The Art Men Behind 'Mad Men'

Two Tufts graduates are part of the award-winning team that crafts the sleek visual appeal of the hit television show "Mad Men."

February 2010

A Gala Occasion

Tufts' Africana Center celebrated its 40th anniversary with a celebration that brought together students, alumni, and university and community leaders.

Green Briefs

A quick look at some of the green happenings in the undergraduate community.

Bring In 'Da Noyze

Founded by a group of Tufts grads, the Static Noyze dance troupe recently made their cable television debut on MTV's "America's BestDance Crew."

Springing Into Action

Undergraduates share what they are looking forward to most about the spring semester.

Crowdsourcing Crisis Response

Led by The Fletcher School's Patrick Meier, Tufts became a hub for online crisis mapping hours after Haiti's destructive quake.

January 2010

Engineering Humanity

Engineering graduate student Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan is helping keep track of the underrepresented disabled population in India.

Welcoming Back the Bubs

Members of both Tufts and its surrounding communities joined together on Jan. 21 to welcome the Beelzebubs back to campus after their run onNBC's The Sing Off.

Tufts Alum Wins U.S. Senate Bid

Mass. State Sen. Scott Brown, a 1981 Tufts graduate, won the special election to serve the remainder of Ted Kennedy's term in the U.S. Senate.

A Familiar Connection

Documentary filmmaker Justine Shapiro seeks to show life in Iran beyond the newspaper headlines in her latest documentary "My Summer in Tehran."

Comic Relief

Sophomore Chase Gregory puts a unique spin on the telling of her Tufts experience, documenting it in comic form.

Thoughts on a New Decade

Members of the Tufts community share their outlook for the new decade ahead of us.
Featured Profile


Notable and Quotable

For a century, the oil industry has suceeded with the help federal fossil fuel tax breaks;but some believe it's time to focus the subsidies on renewable energy. Tufts University economist Gilbert Metcalf is among those who believe it is time to plan for an end game when it comes to fossil fuel subsidies.

A hundred years later, I think that it's time for these industries toleave the nest and stand on their own two feet. Congress never has theright exit strategy to figure out how to phase things out.

Gilbert Metcalf
Marketplace, American Public Media
Sept. 22, 2010