TCU Senate to hold university-wide referendum with presidential election

According to Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) chair Ethan Mandelbaum, a sophomore, all students will have the opportunity to vote on a university-wide referendum, Referendum #1, this upcoming Thursday, April 26. Referendum #1, upon receiving a majority vote, would amend the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate constitution to allow the student body the ability to decide […]


TCU Senate hears funding requests, discusses ongoing projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and discuss ongoing Senate-led projects. TCU President Benya Kraus, a senior, opened the meeting, reminding the body that the Senate has four regular meetings remaining this semester. Kraus urged the senators to start documenting their progress on projects […]


ECOM releases special election results

Alexa Weinstein and Daniel Cashman were elected to fill the two Class of 2020 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate openings, according to Tufts Community Union Elections Commission (ECOM) Treasurer Woody Nimoityn, a junior. Alejandro Baez, a first-year, will be the new First-Generation (first-gen) community senator, according to Nimoityn. The position, first introduced in the 2017-2018 academic year, has […]


Candidates running for Senate, CSL discuss platforms at ECOM forum

The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) hosted a candidates’ forum last night in Braker 001 to provide a space for open discussion for the four candidates running for positions on the Committee on Student Life (CSL), Class of 2020 Senator seats and one First-Generation (First Gen) Community Representative Senate Seats.  The official list of candidates for this […]


TCU Senate hears funding appeals, discusses Tufts’ economic metrics

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and one appeal, view a presentation on Tufts’ economic metrics and share community updates. TCU President and senior Benya Kraus opened the meeting and welcomed the newly elected TCU Senators: LGBTQ Community Senator Kathleen Lanzilla, a first-year; Class of 2019 Senators Jonah O’Mara Schwartz and […]


In lieu of holding an election, ECOM appoints senators, CSL member

The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) appointed four senators to the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and one member to the Committee on Student Life (CSL), a committee made up of faculty and students, on Tuesday, according to ECOM chair Ethan Mandelbaum, a sophomore. ECOM appointed Jonah O’Mara Schwartz and Steven Honig to fill the two of the four Class […]


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 elects new ALBO members, assistant treasurer

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to elect new Allocations Board (ALBO) members and the new assistant treasurer, and to hear supplementary funding requests. This meeting was also the first full meeting that newly elected senators and trustee representatives attended. After TCU President Benya Kraus opened […]


Editorial: Use of Voatz is a step in the right direction

More than 720 first-years voted in the most recent Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate election, greater than the number of first-year voters in 2015 and 2014, the two most recent years where this data is readily available. Increasing voter turnout is especially important given the low rates of participation in the past for TCU president and Senate […]


TCU Election Results

Grant Gebetsberger, Izzy Ma, Mateo Gomez, Janey Litvin, Sharif Hamidi, Rebeca Becdach and Sarah Wiener were elected to fill the seven Class of 2021 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate openings, according to Tufts Community Union Elections Commission (ECOM) Chair Klavs Takhtani. Issac Kim will be the new First Generation (First-Gen) Community Representative, according to Takhtani. This is […]


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