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  • More—and More Diverse—U.S. College Students Voted in 2016 September 22, 2017
    Among youth, women voted at a greater rate than men, and Hispanics and Asians voted more than 2012, Tufts researchers sayWhether motivated by support for particular policies or enthusiasm—or ire—toward the candidates, the 2016 election captured the attention of U.S. college and university students nationwide.
  • Continuing a Life of Service at Tufts September 22, 2017
    In her new role at Tisch College, Diane Ryan brings experience from leadership programs at West PointAbout halfway through Diane Ryan’s 29-year career in the U.S. Army, she was overseeing communications infrastructure in Baghdad with the 1st Cavalry Division when she received a secondary assignment: help integrate women into the Iraqi Army. Ryan, who joined […]
  • A Focus on Humanitarian Efforts September 21, 2017
    Tufts officially names the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human SecurityTufts paid tribute to a close friend and advocate of the university with the naming of Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security on September 18. The event recognized the generosity of Henry J. Leir, H79, and the Leir Charitable Foundations, whose partnership with the […]
  • Gift to Tufts University will advance the study of student learning outcomes at the collegiate level September 20, 2017
    McDonnell Family Foundation gift will enable Tufts to establish new institute focused on learning and instructionMEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (September 20, 2017) — Tufts University will elevate its standing as a national leader in improving student learning outcomes thanks to an $8 million gift from the James S. McDonnell Family Foundation to establish the Institute for Research […]