Student Affairs seeks to fill three staff vacancies in Group of Five centers

Following K. Martinez’s decision to leave their position as director of the Women’s Center in April, six full-time staff members are currently serving campus cultural centers. There are currently staffing vacancies including the Women’s Center director, a temporary administrative position to be hired for the summer and a staff administrator at Bolles House to serve the Latino […]


TCU Senate convenes for last meeting of the year

Members of Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate faced a packed agenda at their last regular meeting of the academic year last night, voting on seven resolutions and reviewing six supplementary funding requests. Supplementary Funding Requests Senators approved the Allocations Board (ALBO)’s recommended supplementary funding levels for five student organizations. The body also appropriated $5,500 for […]


TCU Senate hears funding requests, discusses ongoing projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and discuss ongoing Senate-led projects. TCU President Benya Kraus, a senior, opened the meeting, reminding the body that the Senate has four regular meetings remaining this semester. Kraus urged the senators to start documenting their progress on projects […]


Op-ed: Divestment and democracy

Disclaimer: David Westby is a layout editor and former production director for the Daily. He is not involved in the Daily’s editorial processes. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s April 9 resolution, which calls for divestment from four corporations that benefit from the expansion of practices of occupation by the Israeli state, has sparked rabid debate on campus. […]


Op-Ed: Free Speech: “Now and Forever”

Since when do promises mean nothing? On Nov. 7, 2009, Tufts’ Board of Trustees boldly expressed the necessity of free expression on the Tufts campus in its Declaration on Freedom of Expression. “Freedom of expression and inquiry are fundamental to the academic enterprise,” the declaration says. “Without freedom of expression, community members cannot fully share their knowledge […]


University to consider changing printing services for next academic year

The university is considering making changes to its current printing services that would go into effect this fall, amid negotiations for a new student printing contract when the current contract expires on June 30. Part of these negotiations include a survey emailed out to the student body by the Print/Copy Contract Team on Feb. 16. […]


Faculty passes resolution instituting Indigenous People’s Day

The Arts and Sciences and Engineering (AS&E) faculty voted yesterday afternoon in favor of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day in the university’s academic calendars. The vote, which passed with one objection and two abstentions among approximately 60 faculty members, took place during yesterday’s AS&E faculty meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall. This faculty vote, based on the Dec. […]


Senate passes resolution to allow students to select gender identity, pronouns in Tufts systems

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution allowing students to select their own gender identity and pronouns in all Tufts systems, such as the Student Information System (SIS), during its meeting last night. Before discussing the resolution, Senate first spent some time in passing a project approval proposed by Chair of Student Outreach Committee Benya […]


Tufts welcomes policy change to admit undocumented students

At a rally for Tufts United for Immigrant Justice (UIJ) on April 7, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Lee Coffin announced an undergraduate admissions policy change to welcome applications from undocumented students, a result of the group’s continuous effort throughout the past year. UIJ President Zobella Vinik called this change an “important step toward education equity.” She and other UIJ […]


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