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Strengthening Democracy

Tufts is marshalling resources to articulate the values of democracy through coursework, scholarship, and opportunities for civic and community engagement. Through such activity, Tufts endorses a larger vision for universities as institutions who do not sit on the sidelines, but who rather are engaged with protecting and advancing human freedom, dignity, and respect.

  • The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life received the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation--one of only five institutions chosen from nearly 100 nominations.
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It’s Monday morning around 10, and a member of the women’s soccer team has just posted an item for her teammates to consider. Rather than soccer tips, it’s an article, podcast, or video about race and social justice in America.

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The Africana Center’s “50 for the 50th” inspires support from grateful alumni.
Bill and Joyce Cummings
Joyce Cummings Center will optimize a prominent corner on the Medford/Somerville campus.