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 […]


Editorial: Senate did the right thing

On Sunday, Feb. 24, Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution in favor of academic freedom and due process for Professor Thomas Abowd in his contract renewal. The resolution was written by students from Professor Abowd’s fall 2018 Colonizing Palestine class, alongside other activists, to show solidarity with Professor Abowd. Senate passed this resolution with 22 […]


TCU Senate passes resolution calling for due process in Professor Abowd’s contract renewal

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate convened in a packed Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night, passing a resolution calling for “an open and just renewal process” for American Studies Professor Thomas Abowd’s contract as well as academic freedom and an intimidation-free workplace. The TCU Senate also discussed the social networking app Raftr with founder […]


Op-Ed: Students support Professor Abowd’s class, contract

We, students in Professor Thomas Abowd’s “Colonizing Palestine” class, have come together to write a series of testimonials in support of Professor Abowd and his class. We felt compelled to write this letter in response to the multiple threats, including direct racist and Islamophobic attacks Professor Abowd has received as a result of teaching this course, […]


TCU Senate hears resolution calling for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility, inclusion

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Monday evening in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear a resolution outlining several ways for Tufts Dining to improve accessibility and inclusion for the student body, in addition to several supplementary funding requests and an announcement by representatives from the Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC). The […]


TCU Senate calls on Tufts to integrate voter registration into SIS

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room on Sunday night to hear a resolution supporting an easier method of voter registration in addition to several supplementary funding requests. The resolution, titled “19-2 A Resolution Calling on Tufts University to Integrate Voter Registration with the Tufts Student Information System (SIS),” […]


Editorial: It is time for a new dorm

Tufts should attack the housing crisis head-on by building a new dorm. Tufts is only able to house 63 percent of undergraduates and is increasing enrollment. The administration has implemented plans that include the displacement of faculty, 28.8 percent rent increases for many students and forced triples. These plans avoid or replicate the central problem with Tufts housing: […]


TCU Senate calls on university to achieve gender parity in leadership

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday afternoon in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to amend TCU Senate bylaws and hear a resolution calling on the administration to achieve gender parity among leadership. TCU Senate Parliamentarian Sharif Hamidi, a sophomore, began the meeting by introducing a Senate bylaw change. The proposed change would delay hearing resolutions or […]


TCU Senate meets to hear funding requests and begin reviewing bylaws

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear several supplementary funding requests and to begin the process for amending the TCU Senate bylaws to prepare for next week. The TCU Senate heard ten supplementary funding requests; all but four of which were approved in full by […]


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