Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Tufts University
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Mindy Nierenberg
Tisch College Senior Program Manager
Tisch College
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

The Tufts University Common Reading Program is designed to furnish all incoming first year and transfer students with a shared intellectual experience, providing a foundation for critical thinking. The book also fosters conversation among peers, Orientation Leaders and faculty, anchoring certain Orientation Week events and engendering a sense of community that helps to ease the transition to college life. In 2008, the book was The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink by Robert D. Morris, and raised issues of water security and water infrastructure sustainability.

The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink-Robert D. Morris

The website URL where information about the theme is available:

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