Category Archives: Updates

Student Organization updates!

ATTENTION Student Org Leaders!!

  1. The Student Activities Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 26th from 12:00-1:00pm in the Alumni Lounge and 15th Floor corridor.
    • Please email Karen.Alexander@tufts.edu and let her know who from each student organization will be attending and representing your group at the fair.  Also, if you have not already informed her, please let her know who the 2017-2018 leadership contacts are for your organization so she can update her contact listing.
  2. Budget Proposals: The deadline to submit student organization budget proposals for funding from the Office of Student Affairs will be Friday, September 1. All proposals should be 1-2 pages in length and include the following information:

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1 year ago today… Mini Medical School at Boston MOS (Dr. Ing)

About 1 year ago from today, Dr. Ing shared her summer fun activity at Boston Museum of Science. She had started working with the museum since her days as a dental student at Tufts. When she was asked to participate in “Mini Medical School Day” she presented fun and interactive activities with the help of students and faculty members. The event provided a learning environment that promoted interest in health care like medicine and dentistry.

Check out her reflection HERE

Whether you travel to faraway places or stay close to home, we want to see what you’re up to! Share your summer activities on Instagram and tag #dentalcentral & #tusdm (:

“The painful truth about teeth” (Article)

“You can work full time but not have the money to fix your teeth”

Dental care is being referred to as a visible reminder of the divide between rich and poor. As the distance between rich and poor grows in the United States, few consequences are so overlooked as the humiliating divide in dental care. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter. As dental/health care providers, it is disturbing and unfortunate that millions of people are resorting to charity clinics and hospital emergency rooms for last minute treatments of their painful and neglected teeth.

Be sure to follow the link and read more in depth of the article highlighting health disparities and dental care!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/05/13/the-painful-truth-about-teeth/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.9feadbe8734c

Bulletin Board Spotlight: ASDA

April showers bring May flowers and American Student Dental Association (ASDA) Advocacy month! Please stop by our bulletin board and engage! Each paper flower and paper leaf has a special task inside – should you choose to accept it. All participants will be entered into a weekly raffle for a Starbucks gift card! Engage on social media or leave a comment in the envelope on the board with your name for a chance to enter the raffle! Good luck!

Cindy Se Park, D20 accepts Commission into the Air Force!

Congratulations to the armed forces newest recruit! D20 Cindy Se Ha Park was commissioned into the Air Force as Second Lieutenant Park last Monday, March 20.  Cindy will be receiving full tuition and a monthly stipend through the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) in exchange for three years of service as a commissioned medical officer upon graduation. Our very own Dr. Charles Rankin, who formerly served in the Air Force as a general dentist, led the small ceremony in the Alumni lounge in the presence of Cindy’s family and friends.

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Tufts Crowdfunding

Tufts recently launched its own crowdfunding platform for student, faculty, and staff projects (crowdfund.tufts.edu). Like Kickstarter, this tool allows users to create a project, set a goal, and raise funds to reach their goal. Kickstarter and similar platforms take a cut of the money raised, Tufts Crowdfunding does not. The Tufts Crowdfunding team is accepting applications for the first wave of projects now through Feb. 20. If appropriate, please promote the new Tufts Crowdfunding platform to students, faculty, groups, and organizations that raise money for projects from club t-shirts to new crew boats to research funding.

Attached are two GIFs that Tufts University and Tufts Alumni social media channels will be using to promote Tufts Crowdfunding. Below is some sample messaging, but please feel free to create messaging and imagery that makes the most sense to your audience.

  • “JumboIdea” GIF – Have a jumbo idea that needs funding? Submit your Tufts Crowdfunding applications by Feb. 20: crowdfund.tufts.edu
  • “FundJumbo” GIF – Fund a Jumbo! Support Tufts Crowdfunding projects: crowdfund.tufts.edu

Questions: Contact Amy.Lipsitz@tufts.edu, Digital Content Specialist, Communications and Marketing | Tufts University

Tufts University President, Anthony P. Monaco, responds to immigration ban

Tufts University President Anthony P. Monaco and 47 other American college and university presidents today sent a letter to President Trump urging him to “rectify or rescind the recent executive order closing our country’s borders to immigrants and others from seven majority-Muslim countries and to refugees from throughout the world.” “If left in place,” the letter says, “the order threatens both American higher education and the defining principles of our country.”

The text of the letter follows:

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