TCU Senate discusses plans for upperclassmen village, housing lottery reform

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss themed housing project Capen Village, review the social scene around homecoming and hear a presentation from Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin of possible changes to the housing lottery system. TCU President Benya Kraus opened the meeting, reporting on the progress of Capen Village, […]


TCU Senate elects new ALBO members, assistant treasurer

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to elect new Allocations Board (ALBO) members and the new assistant treasurer, and to hear supplementary funding requests. This meeting was also the first full meeting that newly elected senators and trustee representatives attended. After TCU President Benya Kraus opened […]


Tufts University Gamedev Guild aims to provide community for student developers

On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Tufts University Gamedev Guild held its first general interest meeting in Eaton 206. At the meeting, attendees discussed their favorite games and game development, while some demoed their projects for the group. The Gamedev Guild was founded this semester by senior computer science and Japanese major Fury Sheron, whose work […]


TCU Election Results

Grant Gebetsberger, Izzy Ma, Mateo Gomez, Janey Litvin, Sharif Hamidi, Rebeca Becdach and Sarah Wiener were elected to fill the seven Class of 2021 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate openings, according to Tufts Community Union Elections Commission (ECOM) Chair Klavs Takhtani. Issac Kim will be the new First Generation (First-Gen) Community Representative, according to Takhtani. This is […]


TCU appoints new trustee representatives, passes 12 bylaw changes

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate elected three new trustee representatives in its meeting last night: sophomores Angela Sun and Kristen Moran and senior Nathan Foster. The three representatives will serve on the academic affairs, administration and finance, and university advancement committees of the Board of Trustees, according to Senate Historian Jacqueline Chen. Trustee representatives serve as liaisons between the […]


Tufts expands discounted MBTA pass program

Tufts students can purchase discounted Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) passes, according to an email sent by Tufts Student Services on June 26 informing them that the passes were available to order for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. While the program was available in the past, developing its latest version has taken over a year, and this was […]


TCU Senate hears five resolutions, passes four this semester

Over the past semester, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has discussed multiple contentious resolutions and implemented several senator-initiated projects, in addition to Senate’s ongoing budgetary responsibilities. Next year’s TCU president will be Benya Kraus, a rising senior who won an uncontested election on April 26. Following that election, internal elections were held to select next year’s […]


Benya Kraus announces candidacy for TCU President

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article stated that the election for TCU President is on Tuesday, but it has been moved to Wednesday. Benya Kraus, the diversity & community affairs officer for Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, is the only candidate for Wednesday’s election for TCU President. As a result, this year’s election will be […]


Letter to the Editor: Dean Solomont ignores double standards for dialogue

Disclaimer: Noah Habeeb is a former executive copy editor at the Daily. Alan Solomont writes in his April 18 op-ed “Is this civic engagement?” that “Tufts University has a long and impressive history of students advocating for change.” I would add that Tufts also has a long and impressive history of chastising these very students […]


Op-ed: Is this civic engagement?

Tufts University has a long and impressive history of students advocating for change. As a student here 50 years ago, at the height of the Vietnam War, I was among a group of activists who made our voices heard, often at considerable inconvenience to the university. Those early organizing experiences changed my life and, in […]


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