TCU Senate discusses supplementary funding requests, appeals

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met on Sunday night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and hear an appeal. After TCU Senate President Gauri Seth opened the meeting, Vice President Shai Slotky then took the floor to ask for committee updates and general announcements. There was nothing new from […]

Student political groups on campus alter approaches, priorities following election

Since this year’s presidential inauguration, Tufts student political groups on campus have adjusted their approaches to political organizing in response to President Donald Trump’s administration. Many groups are choosing to focus on ongoing activism with regards to specific issues, according to the leaders of political groups Tufts Democrats, Tufts Republicans, Tufts Cooperation and Innovation in Citizenship (CIVIC) and the […]

Tufts Democrats holds discussion on future of progressive movement

Disclaimer: Aneurin Canham-Clyne is a staff writer at the Daily. He was not involved in the production of this article. Tufts Democrats held a symposium entitled “The Future of the Left” to discuss why Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did not win the 2016 election cycle and how progressives can become more successful in the […]

Election Day: Final thoughts from Tufts Democrats

After a long, difficult campaign season, this election is nearly over. All that is left is the final decision. You know the stakes. This election has been covered continuously by the media; every comment of every candidate has been endlessly scrutinized, analyzed and dissected from all angles. You know that one candidate has 30 years of […]

CIVIC hosts debate between Tufts Democrats and Republicans

Approximately 100 students gathered to watch two Tufts Republicans and two Tufts Democrats argue on behalf of the opposing side’s party platform in Tufts CIVIC’s “The Last Debate” on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the ASEAN Auditorium. First-years Robert Whitehead and Bennett Brain of Tufts Republicans faced off against Tufts Democrats sophomore Nesi Altaras and senior Ben Kaplan. […]

Events on the Hill this week

Monday “From Bush to Obama and Beyond: Learning and Not Learning the Lessons of Iraq and Warfare in the Middle East” Details: Rami Khouri, senior fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Middle East Initiative, will be giving a lecture assessing the United States’ involvement in the Middle East over the past 15 years, highlighting involvement […]

Debate Watch Party draws full house, highlights student contingent supporting Clinton

The Department of Political Science hosted a Presidential Debate Watch Party on Sept. 26 from 7:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium. The screening of the first presidential debate of the 2016 election — between the Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump — was preceded by a panel discussion. […]

JumboVote looks to boost students’ voter turnout

JumboVote 2016, described on its website as “a multifaceted, university-wide initiative to boost political learning, engagement and voting in this year’s presidential election,” has been working to tackle the barriers and questions some Tufts students face when registering or voting in order to increase students’ voter registration and turnout. While the JumboVote initiative extends to all of Tufts’ departments, schools and campuses, […]

As election season approaches, students rally for candidates, causes, campus engagement

With the 2016 presidential election on the horizon, Tufts political student organizations have been pursuing different goals and agendas this summer that they will continue this fall. These organizations have their sights set on a variety of political objectives. Here is a look at what the largest political organizations on campus have been up to since the presidential nominees were determined […]

Jumbo Vote 2016 seeks to increase voter registration on campus

The Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and a coalition of on-campus political organizations launched Jumbo Vote 2016 this semester, a new initiative to increase voting among Tufts students. Leaders of several on-campus organizations and Tisch College faculty members met on Jan. 27 to discuss first steps and lay the foundation for the initiative’s future work. Organizations involved with the effort […]