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TCU Senate passes resolution calling for due process in Professor Abowd’s contract renewal

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened in a packed Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night, passing a resolution calling for “an open and just renewal process” for American Studies Professor Thomas Abowd’s contract as well as academic freedom and an intimidation-free workplace. The TCU Senate also discussed the social networking app Raftr with founder […]

TCU Senate hears resolution calling for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility, inclusion

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a resolution outlining several ways for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility and inclusion for the student body, in addition to several supplementary funding requests and an announcement by representatives from the Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC). The […]

TCU Senate calls on Tufts to integrate voter registration into SIS

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night to hear a resolution supporting an easier method of voter registration in addition to several supplementary funding requests. The resolution, titled “19-2 A Resolution Calling on Tufts University to Integrate Voter Registration with the Tufts Student Information System (SIS),” […]

Community meeting addresses developments in Cummings building project

Executive Vice President Patricia Campbell and other faculty and administrators led a community update in Alumnae Hall on Wednesday morning to discuss the academic building planned for the corner of Boston Avenue and College Avenue between Halligan Hall and the new Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line station. University President Anthony Monaco announced the […]

TCU Senate meets to hear funding requests and begin reviewing bylaws

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear several supplementary funding requests and to begin the process for amending the TCU Senate bylaws to prepare for next week. The TCU Senate heard ten supplementary funding requests; all but four of which were approved in full by […]

TCU Senate convenes for first meeting of the semester

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its first meeting of 2019 on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear two funding requests and updates from the Executive Board. The Senate then convened in a closed session to discuss a proposed bylaw amendment regarding the hearing of resolutions on religious holidays, according to […]

Tisch College board member discusses Indian microfinance industry

Tufts alumnus and Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd. founder Vikram Akula (LA ’90) discussed the history and legacy of his company, formerly known as SKS Microfinance, an Indian microfinancial firm founded in 1998, on Tuesday night in the Cabot Intercultural Center. Hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts Entrepreneurship Society and The […]

Republican strategist discusses national politics with Michelle Obama’s former communications director

Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist, CNN commentator and co-host of “The View” (1997–), and Maria Cristina González Noguera (LA ’97) discussed the 2018 midterm election results, the state of the major political parties and predictions for the presidential election in 2020, as part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series in the ASEAN Auditorium […]

Somerville outlines action plan for trees damaged by invasive beetle

The City of Somerville’s Urban Forestry & Landscape Planner and the City Tree Warden hosted a public information session Thursday night regarding the city’s treatment plan for trees affected by the invasive, tree-killing Emerald ash borer (EAB). EAB is a species of beetle that lays eggs under the bark of ash trees. Upon hatching, the larvae burrow deeper […]

Computer science department introduces application for COMP 40 enrollment

The growing popularity of COMP 40, a core requirement for the computer science major and the new data science major, has forced the Department of Computer Science (CS) to introduce an online application system to limit the number of students who can enroll for the course on SIS this fall, according to Kathleen Fisher, department chair and professor. […]