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 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 […]


Bridging Differences initiative extends university’s mission of diversity, inclusion

Bridging Differences, a university-wide initiative, was launched in fall 2017 under the leadership of David Harris, former provost and senior vice president of Tufts, with a goal “to improve understanding and engagement across divergent perspectives at Tufts,” according to its website. With the departure of Harris for the presidency of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., […]


TCU Senate passes resolutions in support of trans rights, dining workers

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests, an appeal of an Allocations Board (ALBO) decision by the Tufts Ballroom Dance Team, as well as vote on two resolutions that would affirm the Senate’s support for a “yes” vote on Massachusetts Ballot Question […]


Senate meets with Dean of Student Affairs, hears supplementary funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to have a discussion with Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, hear supplementary funding appeals, announce upcoming resolutions and hear committee updates. TCU President Jacqueline Chen, a senior, started the meeting by introducing McMahon for a discussion with the […]


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 […]


Student activism creates a new Start for Asian American Center

The labor and energies of student activists have been central to the Asian American Center, from its founding in 1983 after racist slurs were used against residents of the Asian American House, to its expansion into the entirety of the Start House that will take effect in the fall. Yet the work to make the […]


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 […]


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