Former Vice President Al Gore at tufts

Former Vice President Al Gore engages an audience at Tufts University on climate change, politics, and public service during the Tisch College of Civic Life Distinguished Speaker Series on February 7, 2018. (Photo: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)

“I see the climate crisis as the most serious manifestation of a deeper underlying collision between human civilization as it’s currently organized and the surprisingly frail ecological system of the earth.”
—Former Vice President Al Gore in a Tisch College Distinguished Speakers talk on February 7

“Be honest and be a good person, because it keeps coming back to you—you never know where you will end up.”
—ICM Partners senior agent Andrea Nelson Meigs, J90, who climbed from a job in the mail room to represent Beyoncé and other stars, at a Tufts Career Services event on March 2

“Whether your passion is reproductive rights or any other issue that affects people’s lives and your country, this is your moment. Envision the world you really want to live in, and then go build it.”
—Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards in her Tufts Hillel’s Merrin Moral Voices Lecture on March 28

“My mission and the mission of many has been to provide sustainable solutions to poverty through the eyes of a chef.”
—Chef and humanitarian José Andrés, who with his team served more than three million meals in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, in his Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy commencement address on May 19