TCU Senate shares updates from JumboVote, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a presentation by JumboVote, table a supplementary funding appeal, approve supplementary funding requests and hear committee updates. After brief introductions from the newly elected Class of 2020 Senators Danny Cashman and Alexa Weinstein, and First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, […]

Students lead hurricane relief efforts, Tisch College organizes in support

Tufts undergraduates have responded in force to Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico, launching fundraisers and staging supply drives with the aim of helping residents of the struggling U.S. territory. At the same time, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life is working to support those efforts through the Jumbo Hurricane Relief Response group, a new student-administrative […]

Tufts student voter turnout for presidential elections increases in 2016

From 2012 to 2016, voter turnout for Tufts students in national presidential elections increased by 12 percentage points, from 51.2 percent to 63.2 percent, according to a National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) report released today. The Tufts-specific data comes from a nationwide study of U.S. college and university student voting, encompassing more than one thousand American […]

Campus groups push for more training for students volunteering abroad

Representatives from on-campus groups working to increase training and preparation for students who volunteer abroad held a panel discussion in the Alumnae Lounge on Nov. 22. The discussion, called “Global Impacts: Questioning How Tufts Engages Abroad,” included groups and programs through which students often travel and volunteer internationally, such as GlobeMed, BUILD: Latin America, BUILD: India, Engineers Without Borders (EWB), Tufts Hillel, […]

Dances rejuvenates junior Marian Woznic

With all of the dancing junior Marian Woznica does, one would think she has something like Restless Leg Syndrome. On her Tufts application, she wrote that her first step was, in fact, a dance step. Her essay examined how dance breaks down barriers between people, a phenomenon with which Woznica had firsthand experience when she worked […]