TCU Senate discusses updated protest policy

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear supplementary funding requests and committee updates and discuss the student code of conduct’s updated protest policy. TCU Treasurer Izzy Ma, a sophomore, started the meeting by introducing a series of supplementary funding requests from student groups. The body […]


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 […]


TCU Senate hears funding requests, discusses ongoing projects

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to hear funding requests and discuss ongoing Senate-led projects. TCU President Benya Kraus, a senior, opened the meeting, reminding the body that the Senate has four regular meetings remaining this semester. Kraus urged the senators to start documenting their progress on projects […]


ECOM releases special election results

Alexa Weinstein and Daniel Cashman were elected to fill the two Class of 2020 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate openings, according to Tufts Community Union Elections Commission (ECOM) Treasurer Woody Nimoityn, a junior. Alejandro Baez, a first-year, will be the new First-Generation (first-gen) community senator, according to Nimoityn. The position, first introduced in the 2017-2018 academic year, has […]


TCU Senate holds first regular meeting of the semester

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to provide committee updates, generate project ideas and announce various policy changes and the upcoming senate events. TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing a new timeline with the body for the special election to fill up seven open seats on the senate. Kraus, […]


TCU Senate shares updates, hears funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to share updates on ongoing Senate-led initiatives and to hear funding requests and one appeal.  TCU President Benya Kraus started the meeting, sharing with the body that the university has recently hired Matt Callahan to assume the role of assistant director of recreation […]


TCU Senate passes resolution on gender-neutral bathrooms

Last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution pressuring the university to provide more gender-neutral bathrooms and heard supplementary funding requests. TCU Vice President Anna Del Castillo opened the meeting in place of TCU President Benya Kraus, who was absent last night. Del Castillo, a senior, opened the floor […]


Tufts Republicans seek to bring Ben Shapiro to campus, UIJ and TSA object

Tufts Republicans recently submitted a proposal to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate for funding to bring Ben Shapiro, a conservative political commentator and former editor for Breitbart News, a far-right online publication founded in 2007. The Senate debate on the funding request was scheduled for Oct. 29, but the Tufts Republicans requested that the debate be […]


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, […]


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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