The Linder Family

The Family Gene lockup
The Family Gene lockup

There’s a disease you’ve never heard of. No one has. It’s so rare it doesn’t have a name. Just fourteen people are believed to have ever carried the gene for it. Five of them are in this 1979 picture of my family (that’s me there in the center, in green). The rest can all also be found on my family tree. The disease has killed many of the people I love and now I’ve got it, too. So my family has decided to put an end to it.

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    Sports
    The Numbers Game

    As advanced statistical analysis takes over baseball, Tufts-bred data crunchers are storming the big leagues.

  • Dan Pashman
    Arts and Culture
    Life by the Sporkful

    Dan Pashman, A99, started out cracking late-night jokes on WMFO. These days, his hit podcast is the toast of food lovers everywhere.

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    Tufts History
    Admission Accomplished

    How did Tufts go from a regional commuter school to the top of those college-ranking lists? For starters, it hired these three outstanding deans of admission.

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Features -

  • Faking News

    Tufts Professor Kelly Greenhill maintains that to diminish the disruptive power of “alternative facts,” we must understand their disturbing history.
  • The Numbers Game

    As advanced statistical analysis takes over baseball, Tufts-bred data crunchers are storming the big leagues.
  • The Family Gene

    "There’s a disease you’ve never heard of. The disease has killed many of the people I love and now I’ve got it, too. But my generation will be the last.”
  • Periods and Question Marks

    At least half a billion women worldwide lack the basic resources to manage their menstrual health. Cristina Stadler Ljungberg, J94, decided to do something about that.
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Tufts Now - Jumbos on the move

  • Pure and Skimmple

    Danielle Weisberg, A08, didn’t see news media reaching millennial women like herself. So she cofounded theSkimm, the wildly successful newsletter that speaks their language.
  • Pipe Dreams

    Meet Christian Lane, music director for the University Chaplaincy, and one of the nation’s most accomplished organists.
  • Life by the Sporkful

    Dan Pashman, A99, started out cracking late-night jokes on WMFO. These days, his hit podcast is the toast of food lovers everywhere.

Quick Reads

  • Sun Powered

    Two new solar installations on Tufts’ Grafton campus will generate 40 percent of Cummings School’s electric power.
  • Try, Try Again

    In a new book, the acclaimed financier Anthony Scaramucci, A86, A14P, argues that resilience in the face of failure is the key to entrepreneurial success.
Dan Pashman

Connect - Keeping Up With the Tufts Community

  • Admission Accomplished

    How did Tufts go from a regional commuter school to the top of those college-ranking lists? For starters, it hired these three outstanding deans of admission.
  • A Mentor Remembered

    A new field hockey venue celebrates Dan Ounjian, the Tufts economist who shaped the lives of countless students and faculty.
  • A Team Player

    Get to know young philanthropist Emily Ruff, A11.
  • Tufts’ Lost Heritage

    Beneath the university’s deepest principles lies a forgotten faith.

Quick Reads

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