Pass/fail deadline extended to ten weeks for all class years

The faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering voted to extend the pass/fail deadline to 10 weeks into the semester for sophomores, juniors and seniors on Feb. 7 after approving a proposal from the faculty-student Educational Policy Committee (EPC), according to Dean of Undergraduate Studies Carmen Lowe. This follows a Tufts Community […]

Textbook Exchange saves students an estimated $77,000 this year

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Textbook Exchange allows students to buy and sell used textbooks without relying on the bookstore, according to Philip Miller, TCU Senate Education committee chair and the founder and executive director of the Textbook Exchange. Miller, a sophomore, said that the exchange has provided students with a much easier way to buy and sell textbooks at reasonable prices. […]

TCU Senate discusses space accessibility, university budget, bylaw changes at final meeting

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate held its final meeting of the semester in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room last night. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, announcing addresses from senate executives and a vote on bylaw changes. TCU Vice President Anna Del Castillo then opened the floor for committee updates. In one update, Grant Gebetsberger, a […]

TCU Senate shares updates, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to share updates on ongoing Senate-led initiatives and to hear funding requests and one appeal.  TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing with the body that the university has recently hired Matt Callahan to assume the role of assistant director of recreation […]

Editorial: TCU should create more initiatives like Textbook Exchange

Amidst talk of tuition hikes and increased housing costs, it’s refreshing to finally see a headline about saving students money. The TCU Senate’s Textbook Exchange, which took place from Sept. 4–12 saved students an estimated $30,000 in total. The event will hopefully be the first of many events geared toward saving students money. Philip Miller, […]

New student-run textbook exchange initiative to begin in fall 2017

A new student-run textbook exchange will start in September, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senator Philip Miller, who has worked to implement the program. The exchange, which aims to reduce the financial burden of buying textbooks, will be housed in the Mayer Campus Center, and students can bring in textbooks between May 1 and 8, […]

TCU Senate holds last meeting of the year

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met for the last time this semester in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room Sunday night, to discuss budget approvals, two resolutions, bylaw changes and final addresses. The meeting began with two Tufts administrators who spoke about their work and answered questions from the Senate body. The first visitor was […]

TCU Senate discusses Career Center, funding requests and project proposals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate assembled on Oct. 16 in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose Room to discuss project proposals and decide upon supplementary funding requests. After beginning the meeting with roll call, Executive Director of the Career Center Gregory Victory introduced himself to the TCU Senate and asked members for their advice on how to […]