New design online

University homepage undergoes transformation

By now, many of you have surfed the Tufts website ( and have noticed the new design, more informative content and improved navigation.

A collaborative project of WebCentral, University Relations and others across campus, the website was reconfigured to better showcase Tufts and its people.

“President Lawrence S. Bacow asked us to develop a top-level website reflecting the university’s key strengths—collaboration, innovation, cutting-edge research, international focus, active citizenship and Tufts’ extraordinary students, faculty and staff,” said Pete Sanborn, assistant director of public relations, who helped develop the site along with Anne Bala, associate director of WebCentral, and web developers Teresa Loftin and Mike Lupi. The new site was shaped by feedback from faculty, staff, students, alumni and visitors.

The new site features a lead photo and feature story on a member of the Tufts community. Biologist Barry Trimmer’s work on a caterpillar that may inspire a new generation of robots inaugurated the new site, and the lead story and photo will change weekly to showcase the expertise of people at Tufts.

On the new site, internal and external audiences are served by two distinct homepages. “InsideTufts” provides the latest news, events, announcements and other information for faculty, staff and students. Prospective students, alumni, parents and other external users can now find information more tailored to their needs.

“In the coming months, you can look forward to even more content, photos, tools and features as we continue to develop a website that reflects the vibrancy and excitement of the Tufts community,” said Mary Jeka, vice president for university relations.

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