TCU Senate elects new parliamentarian, services committee chair

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room for the first time in the 2018-2019 academic year to elect the new parliamentarian and new chair for the Services Committee and to vote on the proposed changes on the Treasury Procedures Manual (TPM).  The meeting began with a closed session for internal […]


The State of Housing at Tufts: On-campus shortages, off-campus exploitation and new solutions

According to the 2017–2018 Tufts Factbook, Tufts’ on-campus bed capacity for undergraduates is 3,440 — 63 percent of the university’s 5,438 undergraduate population. In contrast, other comparable East Coast institutions are largely better equipped to provide their students with housing: Middlebury College and Bates College, both of which have much smaller student populations than Tufts, are […]


Public Harmony unites music and community service through perfomance

Tufts social outreach and music group Public Harmony is hosting a Spring Showcase in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room tonight from 8:30–10 p.m. The free performance will be the group’s first on-campus event since their creation last spring. “We became TCU-recognized this fall, and we’re a student organization that unites music and service. We bring student […]


Letter to the University: Fix the Tufts housing crisis by building new dorms, slashing enrollment

With Tufts now confronting an unprecedented housing emergency after decades of unrelenting enrollment growth and expansion into our residential neighborhood, the Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG) recently announced its intended solution: expansion of undergraduate housing into the residential homes Tufts has purchased along the edges of our Somerville and Medford communities. This is completely unacceptable. To […]


RCD hosts workshop on colonialism and indigenous studies

Approximately 50 students and faculty gathered with scholars and indigenous nation members to discuss native art, colonialism and indigeneity as part of the third annual workshop held by the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism and Diaspora (RCD) last Friday in Sophia Gordon Hall. The event, titled “Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism and the University,” was RCD’s primary project […]


Community celebrates Indigenous People’s Day on Monday

Community members gathered on the Academic Quad on Monday evening to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day for the first time at Tufts. The celebration included indigenous food and musical performances from different indigenous groups native to both the New England region and Latin America, as well as tables supporting the campaign to have the City of Boston recognize Indigenous People’s Day and […]


Residential Strategies Working Group proposes new housing plans on, off campus

The Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG)  is now looking to implement its recommendations for student housing, which include offering more on-campus housing options for juniors and seniors, improving existing residential facilities and potentially charging different prices for different on-campus living arrangements. The RSWG initially presented its recommendations to University President Anthony Monaco and the Board […]


Police Briefs – Sept. 14

Turned In An Area Resident Director called the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) to turn in confiscated alcohol on Sept. 2 at 5:00 p.m. The alcohol was taken from a group of students attempting to sneak it into a dorm. Toasted TUPD was alerted about a fire alarm that went off in Hodgdon Hall at 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 3. […]


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