Roy Yang

Roy Yang is a News Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a senior majoring in International Relations and Japanese. He can be reached at [email protected]

TCU Senate passes resolutions on Indigenous People’s Day and #TheThreePercent demands

Over 40 students attended Sunday night’s TCU Senate meeting to hear senators discuss two major resolutions on Indigenous People’s Day and solidarity with #TheThreePercent. Some of the students held signs with messages such as “#TuftsWithTheThree.” The first resolution called for the university to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in place of Columbus Day and was submitted by Chair of Student Outreach Committee Benya […]

Student senators discuss potential changes to campus shuttle system, funding requests for Late Night Dining

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate agreed to provide funding to continue the Late Night Dining program after discussing changes to campus shuttle routes and supplementary funding requests at its Sunday night meeting. TCU President Brian Tesser opened the meeting with updates on the ad-hoc residential group committee that met last Monday. According to Tesser, a senior, the group […]

African Student Organization hosts 12th annual Break the Stage competition

The African Student Organization (ASO) hosted its 12th annual Break the Stage step competition for step dance teams from colleges across New England on Nov. 7 in Cohen Auditorium. Over 450 tickets were sold for the event, and many people had to be turned away at the door, according to junior Janeth Jepkogei, vice president of ASO. The event featured performances […]

Tesser gives statement on student protests, updates on senate projects

President of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Brian Tesser opened Sunday night’s Senate meeting with a statement about the ongoing student protests at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) and Yale University over racial injustices on those campuses. Tesser, a senior, said that it is important for Senate members to take a step back to think and […]

TCU Senate receives gender pronoun training, discusses funding, updates

Nino Testa, director of the LGBT Center, opened the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate meeting last night with a workshop on gender pronouns and how to create a safer environment on Tufts’ campus. Every senator introduced themselves with their pronoun series at the beginning of the meeting. Testa then speaking about the various contexts and situations […]

LGBT Center and Tufts Film Series host Rocky Horror show on Halloween night

The Tufts LGBT Center peer leader program Team Q, in collaboration with Tufts Film Series, organized the second Halloween production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show to a full house in Barnum Hall on Friday. According to Shakura Cox, one of the Team Q peer leaders and organizers of the show, the event opened with a costume contest, then had a traditional Rocky Horror […]

Senate passes resolution to allow students to select gender identity, pronouns in Tufts systems

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution allowing students to select their own gender identity and pronouns in all Tufts systems, such as the Student Information System (SIS), during its meeting last night. Before discussing the resolution, Senate first spent some time in passing a project approval proposed by Chair of Student Outreach Committee Benya […]

Tesser delivers State of TCU, calls for further change to university policy

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate began last night’s meeting with State of the TCU speeches delivered by President Brian Tesser, Treasurer Shai Slotky and the Diversity and Community Affairs (DCA) Officer Anna Del Castillo. Tesser, a senior, opened the floor by reflecting on his experiences as member of Senate, recalling some of the changes implemented by Senate since […]

Administration to review late night dining, according to TCU Senate update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held a relatively short meeting last night to discuss ongoing community projects and tackle various supplementary funding requests. TCU President Brian Tesser opened the meeting with updates on the new working committee that is collaborating with the university on housing issues. According to Tesser, the Residential Strategies Working Group […]

Discussion-based international relations group DIRECT founded this fall

Debating International Relations and Exploring Current Trends (DIRECT), a new student group devoted to international relations (IR), was formed this fall in order to explore global current events and facilitate discussion using international relations theories. The group, started by sophomores Jacob Hafey, Somya Banwari and Elaine Wang, held its first general interest meeting last week. The three DIRECT […]