Concluding active year, TCU Senate holds internal elections

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate concluded an academic year marked by 17 resolutions with internal elections in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose room. The elections, held on April 30, saw Africana Community Senator Sylvester Bracey, a rising senior, elected TCU Vice President from among a crowded field of candidates. Outgoing TCU Parliamentarian and Associate Treasurer […]

Lee and Miller announce campaigns for TCU President

All students will have the opportunity to cast their votes for next year’s Tufts Community Union (TCU) president this Thursday. This year, the two candidates are juniors Shannon Lee and Philip Miller. They were nominated by TCU senators in a meeting on Thursday, April 18. Lee has served as a Class of 2020 senator for […]

TCU Senate hears five resolutions, finishes budget at final meeting

Disclaimer: Anton Shenk and Andres Borjas are both staff writers for The Tufts Daily. They were not involved in the writing or editing of this article. The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) held elections for seats in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Committee on Student Life (CSL) and Judiciary on Wednesday. The seven available senate […]

TCU Senate partially funds first-year Hall Council initiative, which will begin next academic year

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate opted to partially fund the first-year Hall Council and Residence Hall Association initiative, which calls for the implementation of committees of elected first-year residents to develop programming for each first-year residence hall both at the Medford and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses. The first-year Hall Councils will be set in […]

TCU Senate reviews fiscal year 2020 budget

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate reviewed and approved most of its budget for student organizations for fiscal year 2020 at its meeting on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The budget is divided into nine councils and an engineering council, each focusing on a different category of student organizations. Before beginning a review […]

Tufts to increase accessibility of Swipe It Forward for coming year

Tufts will implement changes to the Swipe It Forward program for the upcoming academic year in an effort to increase the program’s accessibility for students, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President Jacqueline Chen, who recently announced the program’s upcoming development. Swipe It Forward, a food bank program that collects donated meal swipes as […]

TCU Senate calls for Tufts’ investments to be carbon neutral, debates funding new Hall Councils

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to hear a resolution calling for carbon neutrality in Tufts investments; to discuss a funding request for the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) to fund its Hall Council and Residence Hall Association proposal; and to hear several supplementary funding requests on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon […]

TCU Senate calls on university to respond to Sackler accusations, opioid crisis

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to hear two resolutions, review announcements on Swipe It Forward and tenure track position funding in the Consortium of Studies on Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora and hear several supplementary funding requests on Sunday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The resolutions, titled “S. 19-5 A Resolution Calling for Tufts […]

TCU Senate considers amendments to constitution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear announcements from officers, committee chairs and members last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. TCU Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, announced two upcoming resolutions that the TCU Senate will hear on Sunday, March 10.  According to Hamidi, the two resolutions scheduled for […]

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 […]