Tonight, Tisch College and Tufts University, where I have the privilege to work, are hosting General Stanley McChrystal for a Service and Leadership Symposium.
The event this evening will officially launch a new initiative: Tufts 1+4. As a story in today’s Tufts Now explains:
Tufts 1+4 will provide a structured year of full-time national or international service before students begin their four years of undergraduate study here. The program will begin in the fall of 2015.
“The idea behind the program is to give incoming students a transformational experience that will inform the next four years of their education,” says Alan D. Solomont, the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of Tisch College.
In addition to General McChrystal, the event will feature the personal stories of two Tufts undergraduates – Lydia Collins, A17 and Phillip Ellison, A16 – who have both completed years of service. Collins through Global Citizen Year and Ellison through City Year.
You can hear their remarks and watch the full event online at http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/mcchrystal/