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 […]


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 […]


TCU Senate discusses updated protest policy

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests and committee updates and discuss the student code of conduct’s updated protest policy. TCU Treasurer Izzy Ma, a sophomore, started the meeting by introducing a series of supplementary funding requests from student groups. The body […]


TCU Senate hears supplementary funding requests, passes resolution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests as well as an appeal of an Allocations Board (ALBO) decision by the Tufts Financial Group (TFG), vote on a resolution endorsing the campaign of Nathan Foster (LA ’18) for the Board of Trustees, elect […]


TCU Senate elects new parliamentarian, services committee chair

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room for the first time in the 2018-2019 academic year to elect the new parliamentarian and new chair for the Services Committee and to vote on the proposed changes on the Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM).  The meeting began with a closed session for internal […]


News roundup: Last year in headlines

Last year, Tufts saw a continuation of established debates and drama, as well as the emergence of new issues that stand to affect the campus in the coming months. Here is a review of the key issues as they emerged. September Led by campus group United for Immigrant Justice, more than 60 students protested outside […]


Jacqueline Chen wins TCU presidency, referendum passes

Last night, junior Jacqueline Chen was elected Tufts Community Union (TCU) President for the next academic year, according to the Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) chair Ethan Mandelbaum, a sophomore. Chen ran against junior Adam Rapfogel, who is currently the TCU Parliamentarian. The referendum question on the TCU constitution amendment also passed overwhelmingly, allowing all students to call […]


Jacqueline Chen, Adam Rapfogel announce candidacies for TCU President

Today, Tufts students of all class years have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President. Juniors Jacqueline Chen and Adam Rapfogel are running for the position. Both announced their candidacies last Thursday, April 19. Chen is currently the TCU Historian, and she has served on TCU Senate for three years. Her sophomore […]


Op-Ed: Why I rely on Rapfogel

Adam’s friends, myself included, have urged Adam to quit Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate many times. It’s sometimes done as a joke to see how he’ll react. Other times, it’s out of selfishness because we want to spend more time with him. The demand is typically made in awe after watching him devote immense amounts […]


TCU Senate announces election results for Senate, Judiciary, CSL

Following the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Judiciary, and Committee for Student Life (CSL) representative elections on Wednesday, Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) posted the results on their Facebook page. According to ECOM chair Ethan Mandelbaum, voter participation was at 1003, around 24 percent of the eligible student body. “I’m proud of the voter turnout, and hope […]


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