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 to hear resolution on compensating student leaders

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it will hear a resolution “calling on Tufts to Compensate Student Leaders,” most likely on April 8. TCU Treasurer Emily Sim, a junior, is the lead author of the resolution. Other authors include First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, a first-year; Women’s Community Senator Michelle […]


TCU Senate shares election updates, hears funding appeals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in Remis Sculpture Court on Sunday at 3 p.m. to hear funding requests and share committee updates. The meeting was rescheduled to 3 p.m. from its regular meeting time of 7 p.m. due to the Super Bowl, according to Parliamentarian Adam Rapfogel, a junior. TCU President Benya Kraus […]


TCU Senate holds first regular meeting of the semester

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates, generate project ideas and announce various policy changes and the upcoming senate events. TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing a new timeline with the body for the special election to fill up seven open seats on the senate. Kraus, […]


TCU Senate shares updates, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to share updates on ongoing Senate-led initiatives and to hear funding requests and one appeal.  TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing with the body that the university has recently hired Matt Callahan to assume the role of assistant director of recreation […]


TCU Senate passes resolution on gender-neutral bathrooms

Last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution pressuring the university to provide more gender-neutral bathrooms and heard supplementary funding requests. TCU Vice President Anna Del Castillo opened the meeting in place of TCU President Benya Kraus, who was absent last night. Del Castillo, a senior, opened the floor […]


TCU Senate discusses plans for upperclassmen village, housing lottery reform

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss themed housing project Capen Village, review the social scene around homecoming and hear a presentation from Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin of possible changes to the housing lottery system. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, reporting on the progress of Capen Village, […]


TCU Senate hears five resolutions, passes four this semester

Over the past semester, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has discussed multiple contentious resolutions and implemented several senator-initiated projects, in addition to Senate’s ongoing budgetary responsibilities. Next year’s TCU president will be Benya Kraus, a rising senior who won an uncontested election on April 26. Following that election, internal elections were held to select next year’s […]


Senate adds community senator for first-generation students

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will have a first-generation community senator for the first time in the upcoming fall semester. The process was spearheaded by Charlie Zhen, a rising junior senator, who will be the Asian American Community Senator and chair of the Student Outreach Committee next year. This new position will join six existing community senator positions: the Asian […]


Passage of divestment resolution sparks strong reactions, emotions

Disclaimer: Nesi Altaras is a columnist at the Daily and Noah Habeeb is a former executive copy editor at the Daily. Neither was involved in the writing of this article. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for divestment from four companies it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]


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