Op-Ed: A return to referenda

On Thursday, April 26, Tufts undergraduate students will have an opportunity to vote on a referendum that will amend the TCU Senate constitution to allow students more of a say in Senate resolutions. Implementation of this amendment will allow for a change in the process through which the student body’s wishes are represented. The text […]


Editorial: TCU Senate should not vote on student compensation resolution

On April 8, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate will hear “A Resolution Calling on Tufts to Compensate Student Leaders.” The proposal aims to make student leadership roles more accessible to all students by expanding the scope of the current stipend system. While making leadership roles themselves more accessible is something to be celebrated, TCU senators should […]


TCU Senate to hear resolution on compensating student leaders

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate announced on its Facebook page yesterday that it will hear a resolution “calling on Tufts to Compensate Student Leaders,” most likely on April 8. TCU Treasurer Emily Sim, a junior, is the lead author of the resolution. Other authors include First Generation Community Senator Alejandro Baez, a first-year; Women’s Community Senator Michelle […]


Asian American Center to become nonresidential, community-focused space

The Asian American House and the Asian American Center will be separated next year, allowing for the Start House to be designated entirely for the Asian American Center, following a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution calling for Asian American identity-based housing to be separate from the center. As a result of the resolution, which passed Nov. 19, the Office […]


Op-Ed: Israeli academic treks: single narrative at the service of occupation

Disclaimer: It has been brought to the Daily’s attention that sections of this op-ed and the op-ed entitled  “Palestinian thirst for dignity and justice” by the same author from the Dec. 11, 2017 issue of the Daily were plagiarized from sources referenced in the pieces. The author has been banned from further submissions to the Daily. […]


Op-Ed: A Conversation to continue

“Hi, I’m Sarah and I’m a newly elected freshmen representative on TCU Senate.” To which they usually respond, “Don’t even get me started, have you heard what happened last year?” It seems to me Senate’s identity on campus has become synonymous with one resolution, and as shocking as that is for a naive, excited first […]


Op-Ed: The room where it happened

I was lucky enough to see “Hamilton: An American Musical” in Los Angeles this summer. The now cult-classic story of the inner workings of our fledgling country is an inspiring tale of ambition and revolution. Its “shout-outs” to women and immigrants, moments that saw the most applause during the show, are especially relevant with the […]


Decreased TCU event requirement gives culture clubs space for growth and discussion

In past years, a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Judiciary requirement specifying the number of public events that culture clubs are required to host threatened the very culture of the clubs themselves, according to several organization leaders. However, the TCU Senate opted to reduce the number of required public events for culture clubs from three to one per semester, allowing for […]


Op-Ed: Divestment is a spectrum, and so is Israel/Palestine

Truthfully, I think describing something as a ‘spectrum’ is horribly overdone. It is very much a catch-all term that serves more as an appeal to the subject’s complexity than anything substantive. But I’ll try my best to justify my use of the word because, for once, I think it is very much applicable to this […]


Editorial: To vote or not to vote

Tufts places a heavy emphasis on civic engagement. Between the dozens of service groups under the Leonard Carmichael Society and the abundance of political and activist groups as well as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the many groups it sponsors, a great number of students are involved with outside communities and are working […]


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