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Where you read it first | Friday, April 19, 2024

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Tufts alum reflects on TMC experience

Leading a group of current Tufts Mountain Club members, John "Whitey" White is ice climbing at Flume Gorge, at the southern end of Franconia Ridge.The ice is fairly wet today on account of the warmer weather. The group climbs all day, Whitey always there to give someone a belay or show ...


The Setonian
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The myth of human nature

Many of my high school history teachers taught watered-down versions of political theories and concepts. In particular, I remember one history teacher who was fond of “fill-in-the-blank” note sheets. When he taught our class about capitalism, we completed the following phrase in a handout: “Adam ...



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After long wait, Jumbo to return to the Hill this spring

Jumbo is finally on his way. The new bronze statue of Tufts' unique mascot, a 2012 donation by Tufts alumnus Richard Reynolds (LA ’67), was supposed to join the Tufts community last fall. After a long wait and extensive preparations by sculptor Steven Whyte, Jumbo is scheduled to arrive this ...



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Tufts researchers study the hazards of highway pollution

A Tufts research team, working with more than eight community partners, has found a relationship between air pollutants emanating from highways and cardiovascular health in surrounding communities, and has also explored ways to mitigate exposure at the levels of policy and practice.




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Students strive to establish One Health initiative at Tufts

This spring, students from various health and environmental fields will take part in a new course, brought to Tufts as part of a global initiative known as One Health, that hopes to compel them to think along interdisciplinary lines.“One Health is the idea that human, animal and environmental ...



The Setonian
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Trustees approve new Sustainability Investment Fund

The Tufts Board of Trustees approved an initiative to establish the Tufts Sustainability Investment Fund at its Nov. 8 meeting, which will allow donors to designate monetary gifts to be earmarked for investments that meet environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, a series of general criteria ...


The Setonian
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Map madness in the media center

For a week in early December, Tisch Library was more than just a place where students congregated to pour over books and study for exams. Instead, it became a place to which the Tufts community excitedly flocked, hoping to acquire maps that were being given away. According to an email sent to Tufts ...


The Setonian
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Tufts professor pioneers biomedical research in silks

Professor David Kaplan, the chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts, has dedicated over two decades to his research in naturally produced silks, namely spider silk and silkworm silk. The Daily sat down with Kaplan to discuss his research and its applications.The Tufts Daily: Why did ...






The Setonian
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The search for Somerville's poet laureate

The United States has one, Great Britain has one, and soon, Somerville will have one, too. Local writers Doug Holder and Harris Gardner, working with the Executive Director of Somerville's Art Council, Greg Jenkins, have created a poet laureate position for the city. Applications were accepted ...


The Setonian
Columns

Ruiners

Except for that one week when I accidentally submitted my most recent diary entry as my column (now that was embarrassing!), I usually refrain from boring my fellow Jumbos with details of my terribly dull day-to-day life. But today I’m making an exception in order to regale you all with the tale of ...



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The Hillside House a hidden gem for commuters

To many on-campus residents, commuter students seem to have the best of both worlds: They get to experience a Tufts education and are still able to go back home every night.First-year student Susan Hassan, for example, enjoys commuting, which allows her to stay close with her family.“It’s really ...