The Ivan Galantic Special Achievement in Humanities Prize is awarded to students who reach for wisdom, not simply knowledge.

Aidan Demsky (A21), a dual History and Environmental Studies major, is distinguished by his unbounded curiosity, genuinely infectious excitement for scholarship, and comfort with exploring the intersections and undeveloped ties between academic disciplines. Aiden has served as an environmental studies teaching assistant, a campus leader in a range of wilderness and youth education organizations, and developed an impressive and original senior thesis on the 1988-1994 “Space Bridge” program between Tufts and two universities in the then-unraveling USSR.