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  • Novel Lessons of Leadership March 24, 2017
    The dean of the Fletcher School talks about what he learned from reading great booksLeadership is an art, not a science. Its fundamentals are not found in books, however brilliant they may be. Good leadership begins with the gifts we are given at birth: our temperament, physical attributes and health. Our life experiences—family, school, social […]
  • Bright Spots in a Troubled Food System March 22, 2017
    Danielle Nierenberg, N01, founder of Food Tank, forges unlikely alliances in an effort to feed the world. She brings her cause to Tufts on April 1Danielle Nierenberg, N01, could see smart ways that we could feed the hungry, fight obesity and still preserve the environment. She just needed a lot more people to know about […]
  • Love Match March 21, 2017
    Match Day 2017 found some Tufts medical students happily planning solo trips across the country, and some couples breathing a sigh of relief because they’ll be able to stay together For fourth-year medical students Bryan Walker and Ali McFarland, the approach of Match Day on March 17 was nerve-wracking. It is the same for every […]
  • Out on the Playing Field March 21, 2017
    Mike Balaban, F75, fights to end discrimination against LGBT athletesWhile the American LGBT community continues to fight in the courts for equal protection under the law, Mike Balaban, F75, is waging the battle on a less contested front: the country’s college and professional athletic fields. “There are hardly any openly gay athletes in sports, because […]