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Alex is a news editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying political science and can be reached at [email protected]


TCU Senate appoints new members to Allocations Board, discusses Tufts SJP’s resolution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate elected two additional members to the TCU Senate Allocations Board (ALBO) and discussed an effort by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) to present a resolution to End the Deadly Exchange at Tufts as a referendum to the entire student body. 


ECOM discourages special election, calls for suspension of bylaws

ECOM is concerned that students' lack of interest to run for an open position in the Oct. 1 election will correlate with a low-interest level in the bylaw-required election on Oct. 16.


briana Sevigny hired as director of community standards

Sevigny has worked in the field of education since 2003 and has served in various departments related to student conduct and residential life at institutions including Johnson & Wales University, Assumption College and Eastern Connecticut State University, in addition to Northeastern University.


Tufts Admissions to begin paying tour guides, seeks to increase representation

The change was made to eliminate barriers for students who had to choose between volunteering with the admissions office and acquiring a paid job elsewhere.


Admissions programming moves online for fall semester, virtual campus tours

In place of in-person visits, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has offered virtual information sessions, campus tours, student panels and “Java with a Jumbo,” a program that allows prospective students to speak with current undergraduates.


TCU Senate closes year with internal elections

Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year shortened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with internal elections on April 26. Internal elections were conducted with online Qualtrics surveys that were sent to each voting member of the Senate body. Outgoing TCU President Shannon Lee noted that usage of Qualtrics for the Senate’s internal elections […]


TCU election results announced, presidential campaigns begin

The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) determined the results of the elections for the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Committee on Student Life (CSL) and Judiciary on Friday, just as candidates for TCU president commenced their respective campaigns. Despite facing a number of technical challenges through the online and app-based voting platform Voatz, voting closed at […]


TCU Senate budgets more than $2 million to student organizations

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate reviewed and approved its entire fiscal year 2021 (FY21) budget last week , allocating $2,070,872 to over 300 student organizations. The overall budget is divided into nine councils and an engineering council, each focusing on a different category of student organizations. There is an additional division for umbrella organizations, […]


TCU Senate passes 2 resolutions

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed two resolutions and approved 14 supplementary funding requests, including an appeal, during its meeting on March 8 in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose room. While TCU Senate had originally planned on reviewing more supplementary funding requests, TCU Treasurer Sharif Hamidi announced at the time that some events had been […]


Mail Services prioritizes electoral mail following concerns of lost ballots

In response to recent difficulties among students in receiving their absentee ballots, the Mail Services Department initiated a new process for voting-related mail. This initiative was launched in coordination with JumboVote to ensure ballots are not mishandled. “Since the mail room became aware of possible problems with the normal procedure for sorting mail in regards […]


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