TCU Senate discusses plans for upperclassmen village, housing lottery reform

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss themed housing project Capen Village, review the social scene around homecoming and hear a presentation from Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin of possible changes to the housing lottery system. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, reporting on the progress of Capen Village, […]


Red, White and True: What does the future hold?

“Never make predictions, especially about the future.” – Casey Stengel It has certainly been a crazy year in the political world. Those who study political science theories were perplexed as Donald Trump flipped the world on its head with his successful presidential campaign. So much has changed, and yet so much is still the same. Washington, […]


Benya Kraus elected TCU President

Junior Benya Kraus was elected Tufts Community Union (TCU) President for the next academic year, following online elections yesterday. Kraus, currently the Diversity and Community Affairs Officer in TCU Senate, ran unopposed in the election. Kraus won 70.96 percent of the 699 votes cast, with 19.31 percent for write-in candidates and 8.58 percent abstaining, according to TCU […]


Benya Kraus announces candidacy for TCU President

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article stated that the election for TCU President is on Tuesday, but it has been moved to Wednesday. Benya Kraus, the diversity & community affairs officer for Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, is the only candidate for Wednesday’s election for TCU President. As a result, this year’s election will be […]


Editorial: Get out the vote

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate elections for the 2017-2018 school year took place on April 12. Dozens of students were selected to serve the student body, including seven senators from each class year, five committee on student life representatives, six community representatives and seven judiciary members. Although these individuals will spend the next academic year working on […]


Op-Ed: On Israel. On pride. On anti-Semitism.

Before I begin, let me clarify that this is not about the contents of the resolution passed on Sunday night or the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. This is about something much more pressing that has been growing on this campus since I got here. I’m only writing now because I want to believe that […]


Op-ed: Democracy died in darkness at Tufts

In the dead of night on April 10, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution forced through in ignorance of the democratic process and, ironically, disenfranchised hundreds of Tufts students. Regardless of anyone’s thoughts about the merit or demerit of the resolution, the process in which it was accelerated through the Senate shows […]


Tufts Technology Services looks to publicize, clarify preferred name-change process online

Tufts announced that students on all campuses can change their name in various online Tufts systems, such as Student Information System (SIS) and Trunk, according to a Jumbo Digest email sent out Feb. 26. Students can change their preferred name for most online systems through SIS, which also updates class rosters, according to the Tufts Technology Services […]


Red, White and True: The final hours of the filibuster

“If you give up your rights now, don’t expect to get them back.” –Rand Paul In 2013, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spearheaded an impactful change on the Senate floor. An overwhelming majority of Senators voted to eliminate the filibuster in situations where legislation was being introduced on the Senate floor. Later on, Reid invoked […]


Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts: Where local legislators stand

Last November, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana for people above the age of 21. Now state legislators representing Medford and Somerville are determining how best to implement the voters’ will. The Massachusetts Legislature has formed a Committee on Marijuana Policy, made up of members of the State Senate and House of Representatives. […]


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