TCU Senate hears five resolutions, finishes budget at final meeting

Disclaimer: Anton Shenk and Andres Borjas are both staff writers for The Tufts Daily. They were not involved in the writing or editing of this article. The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) held elections for seats in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Committee on Student Life (CSL) and Judiciary on Wednesday. The seven available senate […]


Election results announced for TCU Senate, CSL, Judiciary

Disclaimer: Anton Shenk and Andres Borjas are both staff writers for The Tufts Daily. They were not involved in the writing or editing of this article. The Tufts Elections Commission (ECOM) held elections for seats in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, Committee on Student Life (CSL) and Judiciary on Wednesday. The seven available senate […]


TCU Senate partially funds first-year Hall Council initiative, which will begin next academic year

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate opted to partially fund the first-year Hall Council and Residence Hall Association initiative, which calls for the implementation of committees of elected first-year residents to develop programming for each first-year residence hall both at the Medford and School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses. The first-year Hall Councils will be set in […]


TCU Senate reviews fiscal year 2020 budget

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate reviewed and approved most of its budget for student organizations for fiscal year 2020 at its meeting on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The budget is divided into nine councils and an engineering council, each focusing on a different category of student organizations. Before beginning a review […]


Tufts to increase accessibility of Swipe It Forward for coming year

Tufts will implement changes to the Swipe It Forward program for the upcoming academic year in an effort to increase the program’s accessibility for students, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate President Jacqueline Chen, who recently announced the program’s upcoming development. Swipe It Forward, a food bank program that collects donated meal swipes as […]


TCU Senate calls for Tufts’ investments to be carbon neutral, debates funding new Hall Councils

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to hear a resolution calling for carbon neutrality in Tufts investments; to discuss a funding request for the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) to fund its Hall Council and Residence Hall Association proposal; and to hear several supplementary funding requests on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon […]


TCU Senate calls on university to respond to Sackler accusations, opioid crisis

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to hear two resolutions, review announcements on Swipe It Forward and tenure track position funding in the Consortium of Studies on Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora and hear several supplementary funding requests on Sunday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. The resolutions, titled “S. 19-5 A Resolution Calling for Tufts […]


SMFA Beacon Street will house only first-years in 2019–2020 academic year

The Beacon Street residence halls at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts are scheduled to accommodate only incoming first-years for the 2019–2020 academic year, according to Director of Residential Life and Learning Joshua Hartman. The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) is working to provide alternative living accommodations for rising sophomores, according to Hartman. The SMFA […]


Repeal and Replace: Landlording

Dear Fellow Students, Last week, I wrote about the importance of transparency in university decision-making. Our community faces an unprecedented housing crisis, and as with any other multifaceted issue, opacity serves only to obstruct mutualistic solutions. Tufts Housing League, Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and many other groups on campus have been involved in negotiations and […]


TCU Senate considers amendments to constitution

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear announcements from officers, committee chairs and members last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room. TCU Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, announced two upcoming resolutions that the TCU Senate will hear on Sunday, March 10.  According to Hamidi, the two resolutions scheduled for […]


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