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Sack Sackler calls on Tufts to cut ties with Sackler family

Students and alumni recently formed Sack Sackler, a new student group calling for Tufts to cut its ties with the Sackler family. The group held a meeting on April 3 to begin discussing plans. As part of its ongoing efforts, the group also staged a speak-out at the Cannon on Tuesday evening for members of the […]

Tufts to increase accessibility of Swipe It Forward for coming year

Tufts will implement changes to the Swipe It Forward program for the upcoming academic year in an effort to increase the program’s accessibility for students, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President Jacqueline Chen, who recently announced the program’s upcoming development. Swipe It Forward, a food bank program that collects donated meal swipes as […]

Tisch College, Generation Citizen host discussion on youth empowerment in politics

Tisch College of Civic Life and Tufts Generation Citizen hosted a discussion on Friday with CEO of Generation Citizen Scott Warren, Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu and youth activist Julian Viviescas on the role of youth in politics. According to the Tisch College website, the event was held in part to celebrate the release of Warren’s […]

Tufts students walk out to commemorate Parkland shooting anniversary

On Thursday afternoon, members of the Tufts community walked out to end gun violence and mourn the lives lost to the Parkland school shooting, assembling at the Tufts Cannon. Around two dozen students and faculty members attended the walkout, which commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla. that […]

TCU Senate calls on university to achieve gender parity in leadership

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday afternoon in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to amend TCU Senate bylaws and hear a resolution calling on the administration to achieve gender parity among leadership. TCU Senate Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, began the meeting by introducing a Senate bylaw change. The proposed change would delay hearing resolutions or […]

TCU Senate hears bylaw changes, State of the TCU address

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its final meeting this semester Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss a proposed bylaw amendment, hear addresses on the state of the TCU and vote on funding requests. The proposed bylaw, introduced by TCU Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, would bar the Senate from voting […]

TCU Senate votes to allocate $5,000 to ‘SLUSH Fund’ for student projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss the Senate-led project Students Lifting Up the Spirit of the Herd (SLUSH) Fund, hear a resolution calling for divesting from the firearms industry and consider Allocations Board (ALBO) funding appeals and requests. The Senate heard a supplementary funding request for […]

TCU Senate calls on administration to prioritize housing, build new dorm

Tufts Community Union (TCU) senators stepped into the ongoing housing debate Sunday night, unanimously passing a resolution that calls upon the university to build a new, “high-capacity” dorm at the body’s regular Sunday night meeting in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The resolution sets a series progress benchmarks for the as-of-yet-unplanned dorm, notably that construction must […]

Students elect new representatives in special election

First-year Andrew Tien Vu was elected to serve as Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s First Generation Community Senator in the only contested race of Thursday’s special election. Himay Dharani and Elliot Lam, both sophomores, were elected to serve on the Committee on Student Life, and Thaw Htet, a senior, was elected as International Community Senator. There were 576 […]

TCU Senate hears funding requests, receives updates from trustee representatives

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests, an Allocations Board (ALBO) appeal, project updates and updates from Trustee Representatives, according to Senate’s meeting minutes. TCU Treasurer Izzy Ma, a sophomore, began the meeting by introducing a funding appeal from the Korean Students […]