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COMMENCEMENT 2012 Author, humanitarian, and Navy SEAL Eric Greitens urged graduates to serve others. “If you do that, life will not be easy, but you will have chosen for yourself a very meaningful adventure,” he said. full story

DOG STAR A pooch cured of cancer at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has made her screen debut in the new Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom. full story

A SELECT GROUP Just twenty-one percent of applicants were offered admission to the undergraduate Class of 2016, as Tufts remains a desired destination. full story

WIDENING WELCOME The new Office for Intercultural and Social Identities Programs seeks to make all students feel included on campus. full story

DIVING CHAMP Sophomore Johann Schmidt captured the first men’s NCAA swimming and diving title in thirty years. “After my last dive, I saw the score, and I was ecstatic,” he said. “I had no idea what to feel.” full story

D.M.D./M.P.H. DEGREE A new program will address the shortage of public health dentists. full story

EVERYONE’S A COMEDIAN Our sense of humor could be an evolutionary survival strategy, according to Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind, a book coauthored by Tufts philosopher Daniel Dennett and his former student Matthew Hurley, A06. full story

SUSTAINABLE GOLD The renovation of clinics at the School of Dental Medicine has earned Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. full story

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