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New Study is First to Find Exposure to Neurotoxic Rodenticide Bromethalin in Birds of Prey

In 2020, Tufts Wildlife Clinic Director Maureen Murray, V03, published a study that showed 100% of red-tailed hawks tested at the clinic were positive for exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs). Such exposure occurs when these chemicals are used to kill mice or rats, which eat the poison, and the birds eat the poisoned prey. Now, Murray is expanding that research with […]

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Major Report: How to Drastically Increase Youth Voter Participation and Reduce Inequities in Turnout

Institutions and communities have not been doing their part to prepare the nation’s young people to participate in democracy, according to a new report from the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. The report recommends that groups committed to voter […]

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Civic Math: Mathematicians Wield Geometry, Train Experts in Effort to Fight Gerrymandering, Promote Voting Rights

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA, Aug. 7, 2017 – National experts in mathematics, law, politics, and voting rights are gathering at Tufts University this week to discuss nonpartisan solutions to gerrymandering and promote fair electoral districting practices across the country. The conference is the inaugural workshop of the Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG), a nonpartisan organization of […]

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