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Fall 2012: A semester in review

Published: Monday, December 10, 2012

Updated: Monday, December 10, 2012 15:12


Virginia Bledsoe / The Tufts Daily

The university enacted its new Policy to Protect Children and Prevent Abuse, which codifies the university’s response to suspected child abuse. The policy will ensure compliance with Massachusetts regulations by routing abuse reports through the Tufts University Police Department and by having student volunteers sign a policy form before working with children.

Renowned speakers visit the Hill


Mel King, senior lecturer emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and former candidate for Boston Mayor, visited the Hill to talk about his experience as a social activist. 

As part of the Tufts Lecturtainment Weekend, speechwriter Jon Lovett discussed his time working for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, as well as his new NBC sitcom “1600 Penn.” 

Journalist and author of “America’s Other Army” Nicholas Kralev delivered a speech at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on the U.S. Foreign Service.

Jared Sexton, director of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, delivered the inaugural lecture for Tufts’ new Africana studies major and minor housed under the Africana Studies Program.

Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union Anthony Romero visited campus to discuss freedom of speech for the 16th Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture. 

United Nations Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter spoke on food security and global hunger. 

Author of “Fast Food Nation” Eric Schlosser came to the Hill to speak on the mistreatment of laborers in the food industry as a part of Tufts Hillel’s Moral Voices Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series. 

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