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Tufts, with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, is both a research university and a liberal arts college – a unique combination that attracts students, faculty and staff who thrive in our environment of curiosity, creativity and engagement.

Tufts has campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and a European Center in Talloires, France, and the School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Fletcher School, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

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A U.S. Border Patrol officer shows how he found an undocumented Mexican immigrant under the hood of a car along the U.S.-Mexican border in March 1954. Associated Press

Trump promises to deport all undocumented immigrants, resurrecting a 1950s strategy − but it didn’t work then and is less likely to do so now

Donald Trump says he will authorize a roundup of all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country. A 1950s program with similar goals, called Operation Wetback, offers lessons.
The Mantua neighborhood in West Philadelphia is undergoing rapid gentrification. Jeff Fusco/The Conversation U.S.

On its 125th anniversary, W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ offers lasting lessons on gentrification in Philly’s historically Black neighborhoods

Du Bois’ study, published in 1899, detailed the social conditions of poor Black residents of the Seventh Ward. The area is now home to some of Philadelphia’s ritziest neighborhoods.
Palestinians stand near a World Central Kitchen vehicle on April 2, 2024, after three aid vehicles were targeted by Israeli strikes. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Israeli strike on World Central Kitchen aid convoy shows growing danger of humanitarian work in conflict zones

Aid workers used to be considered off-limits in conflicts. The deaths of 7 aid workers in Gaza show that’s not the case anymore. Attacks on aid workers are on the rise.
Democracy in the U.S. has historically not been available to all. Panacea Doll/iStock / Getty Images Plus

US democracy’s unaddressed flaws undermine Biden’s stand as democracy’s defender − but Trump keeps favoring political violence

There are potential threats to US democracy posed by the choices voters make in this presidential election. But the benefits of American democracy have for centuries been unequally available.
A rainha, à direita, com um corpo maior e mais escuro, é maior do que as abelhas operárias da colônia e vive muito mais. Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images

Por que as abelhas têm rainhas? Dois biólogos explicam a estrutura social destes insetos

A principal função da rainha na colmeia é botar ovos e passar os genes para a prole, mas muitas espécies de abelhas se dão muito bem sem rainhas ou colônias grandes
The queen, on the right with a larger, darker body, is bigger than the worker bees in the colony and lives several times longer. Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images

Why do bees have queens? 2 biologists explain this insect’s social structure – and why some bees don’t have a queen at all

A queen’s main job in the hive is to lay eggs and pass genes on to offspring. But many bee species do just fine without queens or big colonies.
Ceremonia de castigo por herejía, llamada “auto de fe”, en el pueblo de San Bartolomé Otzolotepec, en el actual México. Museo Nacional de Arte/Wikimedia Commons

El período colonial de América Latina fue mucho menos católico de lo que parece, a pesar de los intentos de la Inquisición de controlar la religión

La América Latina colonial albergaba muchas tradiciones espirituales diferentes de culturas indígenas, africanas y asiáticas.
Workers from the Spanish nonprofit Open Waters rescue 178 migrants from different countries, off the coast of Italy in September 2023. Jose Colon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The US is struggling to handle an immigration surge – here’s how Europe is dealing with its own influx

Germany and Italy are among the countries that are looking for ways to handle rises in undocumented migration and, in many cases, are making it harder for people to remain in their countries.

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