Daniel Weinstein is a News Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a senior and can be reached at danielw771@gmail.com.

TCU Senate recap: A year in resolutions

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a number of resolutions addressing issues from senator compensation to gender-inclusive restrooms. Next year’s TCU President will be rising senior Jacqueline Chen. Following the presidential election on April 26th in which Chen defeated rising senior Adam Rapfogel, the TCU Senate held internal elections to select […]

TCU Senate to hold university-wide referendum with presidential election

According to Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) chair Ethan Mandelbaum, a sophomore, all students will have the opportunity to vote on a university-wide referendum, Referendum #1, this upcoming Thursday, April 26. Referendum #1, upon receiving a majority vote, would amend the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate constitution to allow the student body the ability to decide […]

Citing overspending, TCU Senate urges clubs to cut back on expenses

According to TCU Treasurer Emily Sim, a junior, concerns involving the possibility of the TCU Senate going over its budget into the next academic year have prompted certain TCU Allocations Board (ALBO) members, such as TCU Associate Treasurer Finn McGarghan, to ask clubs and organizations to cut back on spending. An email McGarghan sent on March 29 […]

TCU Senate hears committee updates, matches funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met today in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear committee updates, a presentation about a new template to help TCU Senators better complete faculty Tenure and Promotion (T&P) evaluations, discuss possible upcoming resolutions and hear funding requests. TCU President Benya Kraus, a senior, opened the meeting to share […]

TCU Senate discusses funding requests, referendum, policy proposal

Disclaimer: Samuel Weitzman is a sports editor at the Daily. He was not involved in the writing or editing of this article. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests, a proposed referendum and a policy proposal. TCU President Benya Kraus, a senior, opened the meeting by reminding the […]

Fletcher hosts former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin for Issam Fares Lecture

The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy welcomed former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin as the speaker of this year’s Issam M. Fares Lecture. Villepin spoke on the prompt, “Can we still save the two-state solution?” Addressing close to 200 people in Cohen Auditorium, Villepin advocated for increased global […]

TCU Senate shares updates from JumboVote, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a presentation by JumboVote, table a supplementary funding appeal, approve supplementary funding requests and hear committee updates. After brief introductions from the newly elected Class of 2020 Senators Danny Cashman and Alexa Weinstein, and First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, […]

TCU Senate hears funding appeals, discusses Tufts’ economic metrics

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and one appeal, view a presentation on Tufts’ economic metrics and share community updates. TCU President and senior Benya Kraus opened the meeting and welcomed the newly elected TCU Senators: LGBTQ Community Senator Kathleen Lanzilla, a first-year; Class of 2019 Senators Jonah O’Mara Schwartz and […]

Administrators, students respond to ResLife structural reforms

According to Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher Rossi, Associate Director of Housing Operations Matt Austin and Associate Director of Residential Education Sarah D’Annolfo, the structural reforms that the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) put in place last semester have yielded positive outcomes so far. The reforms include a reorganization of the dorm model, […]

TCU Senate reviews environmental efforts, funding appeals in second meeting

Disclaimer: Jake Taber is a former managing editor at The Tufts Daily. He is no longer involved in the Daily. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates, learn about how the Senate can enhance environmental efforts on campus, hear a funding appeal, approve […]