10 hours ago

Thanks for the blog shout-out, Tufts Office o...

Thanks for the blog shout-out, Tufts Office of Sustainability, on our Fellowship Program applications! Applications are due February 15th.

    2018-2019 TIE Environmental Research Fellowship
    2018-2019 Environmental Research Fellowships, Tufts Institute of the Environment The 2018-2019 Environmental Research Fellowship program, of the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), is for Tufts graduate students to conduct independent, interdisciplinary, environmental research projects. Topics may cover areas such as conservation, public policy, biology, the food water and energy nexus, and public and environmental health, among others.
    https://sites.tufts.edu

11 hours ago

A record 21,501 students applied to the Tufts...

A record 21,501 students applied to the Tufts undergraduate Class of 2022, a 2% increase from last year! Applicants come from all 50 states and 132 countries.

    Record Number of Applications
    A record 21,501 students applied to the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering this year, a 2 percent increase over last year, according to figures released by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    http://now.tufts.edu

11 hours ago

Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium at Tufts on January 22

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium at Tufts on January 22
    Tufts University will mark the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a wide-ranging symposium on civil rights on Monday, January 22. After a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe, Kerri Greenidge, a history department lecturer and co-director of the African American Freedom Trail Project in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, will provide historical context of King's life and works.
    http://now.tufts.edu

14 hours ago

is this legit? got in email from bursar 'Thi...

is this legit? got in email from bursar 'This message is notification that you have a 1098-T form available to pick up electronically. Federal 1098-T forms are used to determine your eligibility for claiming the Education Tax Credits on your Federal Income Tax returns. Tufts University has contracted with Vangent, Inc., a General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) company, to provide both the electronic and paper 1098-Ts.'

    Tufts University
    Tufts is recognized as a premier university dedicated to educating new leaders for a changing world. Superb teaching and world-class research equip graduates to address multi-faceted challenges around the globe.
    https://www.tufts.edu

14 hours ago

We're proud to co-sponsor the upcoming exhibi...

We're proud to co-sponsor the upcoming exhibit, nARTure, at the Tufts University Art Galleries, Slater Concourse! Reserve your spot for the opening reception on Thursday, February 8, 4PM - 6PM: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/narture-reshaping-eco-art-tickets-42123758295

    Tufts Institute of the Environment
    We're proud to co-sponsor the upcoming exhibit, nARTure, at the Tufts University Art Galleries, Slater Concourse! Reserve your spot for the opening reception on Thursday, February 8, 4PM - 6PM:...
    https://www.facebook.com

14 hours ago

Classes are back in session after winter brea...

Classes are back in session after winter break! What was your favorite class at Tufts?

    Tufts Alumni
    Classes are back in session after winter break! What was your favorite class at Tufts?
    https://www.facebook.com

15 hours ago

Record Number of Applications

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    Record Number of Applications
    A record 21,501 students applied to the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering this year, a 2 percent increase over last year, according to figures released by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
    http://now.tufts.edu

15 hours ago

Mass Starvation as a Political Weapon

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    Mass Starvation as a Political Weapon
    Mass starvation killed more than three million people in Stalin-era Ukraine in the 1930s and more than 18 million in China during Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet by the start of this century, famines like those were all but eliminated, Alex de Waal says in his new book, Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine.
    http://now.tufts.edu

15 hours ago

Have plans for the summer? Interested in film...

Have plans for the summer? Interested in filmmaking? What about a PAID internship at a film production company in LA? Interested? Then apply today for the CJ Saraceno Internship! Application is online. Deadline is February 16. https://tuftsstudentservices.tfaforms.net/rest/forms/view/97

    Tufts University Film and Media Studies Program
    Have plans for the summer? Interested in filmmaking? What about a PAID internship at a film production company in LA? Interested? Then apply today for the CJ Saraceno Internship! Application is...
    https://www.facebook.com

16 hours ago

Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman Sch...

Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School, was on Capitol Hill to support the launch of a Food Is Medicine Working Group, which will explore policies to alleviate hunger and the burden it places on America’s health and economy.

    Healthy Diets for Better Health
    With research showing that a healthy diet is often the best prescription for preventing many chronic illnesses, Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School, was on Capitol Hill today to support the launch of a Food Is Medicine Working Group within Congress's House Hunger Caucus, which will explore policies to alleviate hunger and the burden it places on America's health and economy.
    https://now.tufts.edu

30 hours ago

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund awards gr...

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund awards grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities of Somerville, Medford, Grafton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown, Mission Hill, and the Fenway.

    Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund seeks applications from host community agencies
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Non-profit organizations in Somerville, Medford, Grafton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown, Mission Hill and the Fenway are invited to apply for grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). The TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff at Tufts University throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts' host communities.
    https://now.tufts.edu

33 hours ago

This evening, Insight Garden Program, founded...

This evening, Insight Garden Program, founded by Tuft’s Alum '83 Beth Waitkus, will receive California’s highest environmental honor -- the Governor’s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). The award honors IGP’s rehabilitative work to empower people in prison & reentry to be environmental leaders!!! IGP will accept this award on behalf of program participants and graduates who are dedicated to building thriving, healthy, and safe communities — and further inspires IGP to continue addressing pressing environmental, economic, racial and health equity issues across California and the nation! #GEELA #PRISONGARDEN #INSIGHTGARDEN

    2017 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Winners Honored
    For Immediate Release: January 17, 2018 Media Contact: Sheryl A. Watson (916) 324-9670 SACRAMENTO - Tonight, 13 California organizations will receive the state's highest environmental honor, the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), in a ceremony at the California Environmental Protection Agency.
    https://calepa.ca.gov

35 hours ago

Healthy Diets for Better Health

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    Healthy Diets for Better Health
    With research showing that a healthy diet is often the best prescription for preventing many chronic illnesses, Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School, was on Capitol Hill today to support the launch of a Food Is Medicine Working Group within Congress's House Hunger Caucus, which will explore policies to alleviate hunger and the burden it places on America's health and economy.
    http://now.tufts.edu

38 hours ago

A collaborative study between Tufts and Johns...

A collaborative study between Tufts and Johns Hopkins shows an increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease.

    More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk
    BOSTON (Jan. 16, 2018)-Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by epidemiologists Dominique Michaud at Tufts University School of Medicine and Elizabeth Platz of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Kimmel Cancer Center.
    http://now.tufts.edu

40 hours ago

Speakers for Earthos Institute, Inc.'s and Tu...

Speakers for Earthos Institute, Inc.'s and Tufts University's Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium (Jan. 19 & 20) have been announced: https://www.alewiferesilience.org/speakers Have you registered for this FREE event yet?

    alewiferesilience
    https://www.alewiferesilience.org

41 hours ago

Reminder that Carm and Dewick open TODAY, as ...

Reminder that Carm and Dewick open TODAY, as well as the SMFA Cafe Express. Tower and Hodgon will be open TOMORROW! As always, specific hours are available on our website homepage for every location! https://dining.tufts.edu

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veter...

Veterinarians at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts are testing an experimental drug to treat dogs with cancer, which could eventually lead to a breakthrough for humans, too.

    Promising Experimental Drug Treating Dogs With Cancer
    NORTH GRAFTON (CBS) - When it comes to cancer research, dogs just might be the key to unlock vital clues needed to find a cure. Veterinarians in central Massachusetts are excited about some recent results and it's also making for some extremely thankful pet owners.
    http://boston.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

John Gibson, Political Science Professor Emeritus, Dies

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    John Gibson, Political Science Professor Emeritus, Dies
    John S. Gibson, professor emeritus of political science who was regarded as the father of the international relations program at Tufts, died on September 17 at the age of ninety-one. Serving Tufts for more than three decades, Gibson had "an insatiable passion for anything international-treaties, agreements, humanitarian law-he just loved it all," said his son, Ross Gibson, A83.
    http://now.tufts.edu

2 days ago

Tufts University added 9 new photos.

The Medford and Somerville High School basketball teams played at the annual Tufts Classic at Cousens Gym on Sunday, January 14.

    Tufts University
    The Medford and Somerville High School basketball teams played at the annual Tufts Classic at Cousens Gym on Sunday, January 14.
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2 days ago

An Enlightened Friendship

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    An Enlightened Friendship
    David Hume and Adam Smith were leading thinkers of the 1700s, and their ideas continue to influence us to this day. Hume is considered one of the most important philosophers in English, and his work was a precursor of modern cognitive science, while Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations, is often called the father of capitalism.
    http://now.tufts.edu

2 days ago

Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund Seeks Applications from Host Community Agencies

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    Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund Seeks Applications from Host Community Agencies
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 16, 2018) - Non-profit organizations in Somerville, Medford, Grafton, and the Boston neighborhoods of Chinatown, Mission Hill and the Fenway are invited to apply for grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). The TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff at Tufts University throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts' host communities.
    http://now.tufts.edu

2 days ago

More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk

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    More evidence of link between severe gum disease and cancer risk
    BOSTON (Jan. 16, 2018)-Data collected during a long-term health study provides additional evidence for a link between increased risk of cancer in individuals with advanced gum disease, according to a new collaborative study led by epidemiologists Dominique Michaud at Tufts University School of Medicine and Elizabeth Platz of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Kimmel Cancer Center.
    http://now.tufts.edu

2 days ago

Tufts students: Start the spring semester off...

Tufts students: Start the spring semester off right and attend Environmental Studies Program, Tufts University's first Lunch and Learn of the semester!

    Tufts Institute of the Environment
    Tufts students: Start the spring semester off right and attend Environmental Studies Program, Tufts University's first Lunch and Learn of the semester!
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The Tufts Marathon Team had an 11 mile run th...

The Tufts Marathon Team had an 11 mile run this weekend on a chilly 12 degree day!

    Tufts University
    The Tufts Marathon Team had an 11 mile run this weekend on a chilly 12 degree day!
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

How cold is too cold for your dog to be outsi...

How cold is too cold for your dog to be outside? This chart based on an assessment scale developed at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts can help you decide.

    Is It Too Cold to Walk Your Dog?
    It is so cold it hurts for many of us humans. But what about dogs? Is it safe to slip some rubber booties on Norman and take him for a walk? Dr. Kim Smyth, a staff veterinarian with pet insurance company Petplan, gets questions like this every winter, so she created a chart based on an assessment scale developed at Tufts University.
    https://lifehacker.com

3 days ago

Welcome back, Jumbos! Meal plans begin Jan 17...

Welcome back, Jumbos! Meal plans begin Jan 17th with breakfast at Carmichael and Dewick. Also, starting January 16th, Mugar, KIndlevan, Hotung, and Commons will all be OPEN! Pax et Lox does not open until 1/22/ Check the website for specific hours on any location! https://dining.tufts.edu

    Tufts Dining
    Tufts Dining
    https://dining.tufts.edu

3 days ago

“The function of education, therefore, is to ...

“The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” We're honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. #MLKDay

    Tufts Alumni
    "The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically." We're honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today. #MLKDay
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Today we are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King,...

Today we are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Tufts University
    Today we are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine se...

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine secured a spot on College Magazine's list of Top Ten Vet Schools in the U.S.! Check out why!

    Top 10 Veterinarian Schools in the U.S.
    When fur babies get sick, veterinarians offer the loving, capable hands that animals trust to make them better. Veterinarians understand what animals from pets to zoo creatures are trying to say when they can't tell anyone else what's wrong. These 10 schools train the best veterinarians to cure animal ailments and prevent future creatures from suffering through the same illnesses.
    https://www.collegemagazine.com

4 days ago

Interested in conversations about housing, tr...

Interested in conversations about housing, transportation, and other basic needs in Medford? Join us for the 2018 Winter-Spring series of Medford Conversations, either at our opening event, or as a member of our multi-week conversation circles. Please register at bit.ly/MCEvents2018 by February 18th. Alternatively, if you are interested in being a trained as a facilitator for small group discussions, you can sign up here: bit.ly/MCFacilitation2018, by February 2nd. All of our events are free and open to all, but space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Every voice enriches the conversation, we hope to hear yours!

    Medford Conversations
    Interested in conversations about housing, transportation, and other basic needs in Medford? Join us for the 2018 Winter-Spring series of Medford Conversations, either at our opening event, or as a...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

How do snowflakes form? Research led by Tufts...

How do snowflakes form? Research led by Tufts' Mary Jane Shultz shows ice crystal formation in a new light.

    Uncovering the answer to an age-old question: how do snowflakes form?
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (May 10, 2017) - More than 400 years ago, renowned mathematician and scientist Johannes Kepler speculated about the creation of one of nature's most angelic and unique shapes: the six-sided snowflake.
    http://now.tufts.edu

5 days ago

Medford and Somerville High School basketball...

Medford and Somerville High School basketball at Tufts! The second annual Tufts Classic is tomorrow, Sunday, January 14 - girls play at 2:30pm and boys at 4pm. Free admission, but donations of hats, gloves, coats and blankets will be accepted for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

    Medford and Somerville H.S. basketball teams to tip off at 2018 Tufts Classic
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 11, 2018) - The Medford High School Mustangs and Somerville High School Highlanders girls and boys basketball teams will continue their rivalry at the 2nd Annual Tufts Classic on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Cousens Gymnasium on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.
    https://now.tufts.edu

5 days ago

Nostalgic for Tufts' magic cookie bars?! Here...

Nostalgic for Tufts' magic cookie bars?! Here's the recipe so you can enjoy them at home!

    Tufts Alumni
    Nostalgic for Tufts' magic cookie bars?! Here's the recipe so you can enjoy them at home!
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Assistant Professor Frank Lehman is analyzing...

Assistant Professor Frank Lehman is analyzing John Williams' music in the Star Wars movies.

    A Professor Turns to the Dark Side
    For a sci-fi fan, is anything more thrilling than a darkened theater, the flash of the yellow Stars Wars logo, and the first rousing notes of John Williams' score ringing out? The 85-year-old composer, who wrote the music for eight of the nine films in the space saga and is working on Episode IX, is as integral to the success of the Star Wars franchise as the Force itself.
    http://now.tufts.edu

6 days ago

“We’ve been so scared of appearing partisan o...

“We’ve been so scared of appearing partisan or political that we’re really not educating for democracy.” - Tisch College's Nancy Thomas discusses teaching students about citizenship.

    Turning Students Into Citizens
    ldquo;We’ve been so scared of appearing partisan or political that we’re really not educating for democracy,” says Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, at Tufts University. Colleges are trying
    https://www.chronicle.com

6 days ago

Research from Tufts and New York University s...

Research from Tufts and New York University suggests a national excise tax on junk food manufacturers may help fight obesity.

    Should We Tax Junk Foods To Curb Obesity?
    A new study out today proposes a strategy for fighting obesity that may seem unrealistic in the current era of business-friendly government policies: a national excise tax on junk food manufacturers. But it's not such a crazy idea, say researchers from New York University and Tufts University.
    https://www.forbes.com

6 days ago

Tufts assistant professor Frank Lehman studie...

Tufts assistant professor Frank Lehman studies the music of "Star Wars."

    A Professor Turns to the Dark Side
    For a sci-fi fan, is anything more thrilling than a darkened theater, the flash of the yellow Stars Wars logo, and the first rousing notes of John Williams' score ringing out? The 85-year-old composer, who wrote the music for eight of the nine films in the space saga and is working on Episode IX, is as integral to the success of the Star Wars franchise as the Force itself.
    http://now.tufts.edu

6 days ago

"Tufts lets your studies get as unique as a l...

"Tufts lets your studies get as unique as a leopard’s spots." CONGRATS on making the list: https://www.collegemagazine.com/top-10-veterinary-schools/

    Top 10 Veterinarian Schools in the U.S.
    When fur babies get sick, veterinarians offer the loving, capable hands that animals trust to make them better. Veterinarians understand what animals from pets to zoo creatures are trying to say when they can't tell anyone else what's wrong. These 10 schools train the best veterinarians to cure animal ailments and prevent future creatures from suffering through the same illnesses.
    https://www.collegemagazine.com

6 days ago

Center for International Environment & Resour...

Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, The Fletcher School has announced their spring 2018 research seminars! Be sure to put this first one on your calendar for Monday, January 29th.

    Tufts Institute of the Environment
    Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, The Fletcher School has announced their spring 2018 research seminars! Be sure to put this first one on your calendar for Monday, January 29th.
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

It’s possible to get too much of a good thing...

It’s possible to get too much of a good thing, says Tufts' Alice Lichtenstein, discussing vitamin-enhanced water.

    Is Vitamin-Enhanced Water Better For You Than Regular Water?
    According to experts, bottled water with vitamins might not be better for you than plain H2O.
    http://time.com

6 days ago

Tufts University added an event.

Each year, Tufts University hosts observances honoring the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This afternoon symposium on civil rights will include a performance by the Tufts Black Theater Troupe, comments from Dr. Kerri Greenidge, a conversation among community organizers, and a discussion by activists on how this contemporary moment is shaping their work at the local and national levels. A community dinner and keynote lecture to inspire ongoing action for civil rights in our time will conclude the event. More information at: http://chaplaincy.tufts.edu/blog/2017/12/20/mlk-2018/

    The Fierce Urgency of Now - Tufts MLK Symposium
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6 days ago

A Professor Turns to the Dark Side

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    A Professor Turns to the Dark Side
    For a sci-fi fan, is anything more thrilling than a darkened theater, the flash of the yellow Stars Wars logo, and the first rousing notes of John Williams' score ringing out? The 85-year-old composer, who wrote the music for eight of the nine films in the space saga and is working on Episode IX, is as integral to the success of the Star Wars franchise as the Force itself.
    http://now.tufts.edu

6 days ago

Interested in children's media? Check out thi...

Interested in children's media? Check out this awesome writing fellowship at Sesame Street for writers from underrepresented racial backgrounds. Applications due February 4!

    Sesame Street Writers' Room
    A writing fellowship opportunity for diverse talent in children's media from the creators of Sesame Street. Applications are now open for 2018!
    https://sesamewritersroom.org

6 days ago

Tufts University Film and Media Studies Progr...

Mark your calendar for this upcoming event about online "maker" culture with renowned filmmaker and media scholar John Caldwell of UCLA.

    Televisioning MakerWorld
    Join award-winning filmmaker and media studies scholar John Thornton Caldwell of UCLA for his talk on "Televisioning MakerWorld: A Poetics of...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Don't forget: applications for our next round...

Don't forget: applications for our next round of TIE Fellowships are due next month!

    Tufts Institute of the Environment
    Don't forget: applications for our next round of TIE Fellowships are due next month!
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 11

Scientists at Tufts are using engineered silk...

Scientists at Tufts are using engineered silk to understand the details of how bones regenerate.

    Silky secrets to make bones
    A recent study guided by supercomputers found that genes could be activated in human stem cells that initiate biomineralization, a key step in bone formation. Scientists achieved these results with engineered silk derived from the dragline of golden orb weaver spider webs, which they combined with silica.
    https://sciencenode.org

Jan 11

From Cowboys to Commandos

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    From Cowboys to Commandos
    If you feel as if there's been an uptick in the frequency and lethality of mass shootings in recent years, you're not imagining it. The time between mass shootings (involving four or more casualties) in the U.S. has been shrinking since the 1990s, and the death rate in these massacres has almost tripled since 2000.
    http://now.tufts.edu

Jan 11

Earthos Institute, Inc. and Tufts University ...

Earthos Institute, Inc. and Tufts University are hosting the Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium on January 19 & 20. (And we're proud to say TIE Fellow Isabel Beavers will be presenting her interdisciplinary research on art & the environment!) Reserve your spot for this FREE symposium here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alewife-corridor-resilience-symposium-collaboratively-framing-scenarios-tickets-38514455774

    Alewife Corridor Resilience Symposium: Collaboratively Framing Scenarios
    PLEASE NOTE: Friday evening's kickoff Keynote is at Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington The Saturday symposium is at Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford Please join us! Earthos Institute and Tufts University invite you to a symposium on Alewife corridor collaborative resilience.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

Jan 11

Medford and Somerville H.S. basketball teams to tip off at 2018 Tufts Classic

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    Medford and Somerville H.S. basketball teams to tip off at 2018 Tufts Classic
    MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Jan. 11, 2018) - The Medford High School Mustangs and Somerville High School Highlanders girls and boys basketball teams will continue their rivalry at the 2nd Annual Tufts Classic on Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Cousens Gymnasium on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.
    http://now.tufts.edu

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