TCU Senate discusses financial year 2019 budget, votes to pay its members

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in Sophia Gordon Multi-purpose room to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2019 (FY 19) and to hear a resolution about tuition hikes and updates on Spring Fling logistics. In the context of discussing budgeting, the senate voted to give an additional $8,500 to 15 people serving positions […]


SURGE hosts symposium, provides space for conversation about China-U.S. relationship

Disclaimer: Yuan Jun Chee is a sports editor at the Daily. He was not involved in the writing of this article.  As China continues to ascend on the world stage, Tufts Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE) aims to inform and engage students in conversations about China. More specifically, SURGE focuses on building networks among students who share a common […]


TCU Senate discusses meal plan changes, Strategic Plan

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met for the last time this semester in the Sophia Gordon Hall Multipurpose Room on Sunday, Dec. 11 to discuss a resolution, supplementary funding requests and its Strategic Plan. The meeting opened with TCU Senate President Gauri Seth welcoming everyone to the last meeting. Immediately following that, TCU Senate Treasurer Chris Leaverton introduced supplementary […]


TCU Senate unanimously passes resolution calling for Hindi-Urdu program

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding, a resolution and a project approval request. TCU Senate President Brian Tesser opened the meeting by noting that a housing survey, which is a part of the Senate’s housing revision project, should be distributed this week, and that there […]


TCU Senate discusses updates, entertains funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday, Jan. 31 for the first time of the semester to review relevant updates from the fall semester and discuss its first set of supplementary funding requests from student groups.  TCU Senate President Brian Tesser opened the meeting with welcoming remarks to the Tufts community. He also welcomed back junior Allison Aaronson, former diversity […]


Discussion-based international relations group DIRECT founded this fall

Debating International Relations and Exploring Current Trends (DIRECT), a new student group devoted to international relations (IR), was formed this fall in order to explore global current events and facilitate discussion using international relations theories. The group, started by sophomores Jacob Hafey, Somya Banwari and Elaine Wang, held its first general interest meeting last week. The three DIRECT […]


China-US Symposium to kick off this weekend

The eighth annual two-day China-U.S. Symposium will take place this weekend. It will feature a variety of panels on topics related to U.S.-China relations based on this year’s theme, “Common Ground.” The symposium, which is presented by the Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE), will be held in the Cabot Intercultural Center. According to SURGE Director and Programming Coordinator […]


With a new name and structure, SURGE hopes to engage more students

In a move to expand the group and foster more conversation, this year the China-U.S. Symposium has changed its name to the Sino-U.S. Relations Group Engagement (SURGE). According to first-year Winnona DeSombre, a member of the group, the symposium was originally part of the Alliance Linking Leaders in Education and Services (ALLIES), but recently broke off to […]


Kathleen DeBoer discusses economic relations between OECD and China

Kathleen DeBoer, deputy head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Washington Center, hosted a discussion on economic relations between the OECD and China last night at 8 p.m. in Cabot Intercultural Center. The lecture, titled “Economic Cooperation Between the US and China,” was co-hosted by the new Sino-US Relations Group Engagement. DeBoer, who […]


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