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Tufts Community Rallies to Support Students in Need

As some students face difficulties due to COVID-19 emergency, fellow students, alumni, parents, and friends pitch in to help.

The Tufts community is coming together to raise funds for students who face unexpected expenses as a result of the university’s decision to close residence halls, move classes online, and curtail travel.

Many Tufts schools are now seeking support via crowdfunding campaigns as “unprecedented changes in the school’s academic programs and day-to-day life have resulted in unforeseen circumstances . . . [that] can be difficult to overcome without support,” as organizers at the School of Medicine described their challenge, a sentiment that is shared across the university.

Classes are now being offered online, almost all students have moved off campus, and all travel for the university has been suspended through at least April 30.

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