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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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Jim Campbell, A77, will have first book, Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History, published on April 27.

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Even after three years as a Tufts student, Mary Goode regularly questioned her decision as she crossed the Academic Quad. “Every semester—no, every week, I ask myself, ‘Am I going to waste my time here anymore?’” she told an interviewer in 1973. “As an adult, you feel you’ve got to succeed.