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Read by the River 2013

Sunday, March 10 was the annual Read by the River event. This kid’s carnival focusing on literacy is sponsored by Tufts Hillel.

In order to enter the carnival, which was held at the Gantcher Center, children presented a book report. The theme of this year’s fair, “Reading Around Boston,” included booths with games and arts and crafts – many with a literary focus – as well as a scavenger hunt and bean bag toss. This year, New England Patriot’s Ryan Wendell attended to talk about his own experiences with reading. He also read a story and signed autographs.

With nearly 850 children at the carnival, it was a huge literary success!

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Anthony Romero at Tufts’ Snyder Lecture


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Sam Sommers’ Author Talk


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Engage the Debate: Election 2012


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Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture featuring Charles Sennott

Charles Sennott is a “reluctant entrepreneur” who took his friend’s advice to “go out and change the world.” On Monday, March 26, he shared his story of co-founding GlobalPost at the Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture.

This Lecture Series brings guests to Tufts to share their journeys as entrepreneurial leaders. Alan’s sons, Jacob A08, and Caleb A11, describe their father as “an entrepreneur who embraced change” and hope that the Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lectures inspire students and alumni to explore the world of entrepreneurship.

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Tufts Faculty Progressive Caucus American Democracy in Crisis Series Presents Dr. Cornel West

On Feb. 22 Tufts presented well-known scholar and civil-rights activist Dr. Cornel West as part of the Tufts Faculty Progressive Caucus American Democracy in Crisis Series.

West, whose work focuses on the role of race, gender and class in American society, discussed his perspective on the upcoming presidential election.

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LeVar Burton Recieves Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media

On February 3rd, Tufts University’s sixth Eliot-Pearson Awards for Excellence in Children’s Media was held. This year’s award recipient was actor, entertainer and the host and executive producer of the PBS children’s television series “Reading Rainbow,” LeVar Burton.

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Synder Lecture by Niall Ferguson: The Financial Crisis and the Descent of the West

This semester, the Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture Series, held on Oct. 13, featured Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His talk was entitled “The Financial Crisis and the Descent of the West,” and the live-tweet recap is below:

One of the world’s leading historians of the global economy and author of such internationally-acclaimed works as The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order, Lessons for Global Power, and The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West. His new book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, is already an international bestseller and the basis for a multipart television documentary.

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Community Day 2011

On Sept. 25, more than 2,000 of our neighbors from Medford and Somerville gathered on the Academic Quad for the ninth annual Community Day celebration. The day featured free food; exhibits and activities by Tufts and community groups; tips on safety and fire prevention by police and fire departments; music and dance performances by student groups; and arts and crafts activities for kids. Check out the scene from the day:

Photos by Jodi Hilton and Everett Wallace, A12, for Tufts Unversity

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Ten Years Since Sept. 11

Tufts is marking the ten-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a few poignant ways.

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