WellesleyWeston Magazine

SPRING 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Back home and active in Massachusetts Home again in Boston from Spain, Solomont was not sure how he was going to focus his attention, but he did not want to pick up where he left off. No worries on that front, for, only a few months after his return, Solomont assumed leadership of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. As Dean, he is responsible for delivering on the school's mission — ensuring that every student at Tufts University is educated to be an active citizen. A college without its own dedicated student body, Tisch works with faculty to include civic engagement in their teaching and research, builds capacity to meet community-identified needs among local nonprofits, and leads colleges and universities around the world to strengthen their own active citizenship programs. One of the new Tisch initiatives Solomont helped to spearhead is the "Tufts 1 + 4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program." Beginning in 2015, accepted undergraduates may apply for a year of full-time community service — with a domestic service organization such as City Year in Detroit or Los Angeles, or with one of international service organiza- tions such as the AMIGOS de las Américas in León, Nicaragua — before beginning their formal academic studies at Tufts. 64 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5 "Don't ambassadors stop for red lights?" — Text message from Solomont's daughter traveling in a separate car in the motorcade from the airport through Madrid to the ambas- sador's residence upon his arrival for his post.

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