TCU Senate calls on Tufts to integrate voter registration into SIS

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night to hear a resolution supporting an easier method of voter registration in addition to several supplementary funding requests. The resolution, titled “19-2 A Resolution Calling on Tufts University to Integrate Voter Registration with the Tufts Student Information System (SIS),” […]


TCU Senate calls on university to achieve gender parity in leadership

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday afternoon in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to amend TCU Senate bylaws and hear a resolution calling on the administration to achieve gender parity among leadership. TCU Senate Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, began the meeting by introducing a Senate bylaw change. The proposed change would delay hearing resolutions or […]


TCU Senate convenes for first meeting of the semester

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its first meeting of 2019 on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear two funding requests and updates from the Executive Board. The Senate then convened in a closed session to discuss a proposed bylaw amendment regarding the hearing of resolutions on religious holidays, according to […]


TCU Senate hears bylaw changes, State of the TCU address

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its final meeting this semester Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss a proposed bylaw amendment, hear addresses on the state of the TCU and vote on funding requests. The proposed bylaw, introduced by TCU Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, would bar the Senate from voting […]


Op-Ed: Introducing the SLUSH Fund

We’ve all heard it: “Tufts isn’t the same place it used to be.” We write this as a group of TCU Senators spanning all four class years at Tufts. While we’ve all spent our time at Tufts in different ways, we recognize that there is so much potential to make Tufts a place we’re more […]


TCU Senate votes to allocate $5,000 to ‘SLUSH Fund’ for student projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss the Senate-led project Students Lifting Up the Spirit of the Herd (SLUSH) Fund, hear a resolution calling for divesting from the firearms industry and consider Allocations Board (ALBO) funding appeals and requests. The Senate heard a supplementary funding request for […]


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 […]


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