The Complete Platform
While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it is my hope that it sheds light on issues that I feel are especially pressing. I recognize that our power as a body is limited, and this platform takes that limited power into account while trying to put the power we do have to good use making this campus a better place for everyone.
Take a look through this platform. If there's something you think I got wrong, or there's an issue you find important that's not discussed here, please shoot me an email -- I'd love to talk about it. Many of my Senate projects have come out of conversations with my fellow students, and I hope that that continues to be the case in the future.
a bETTER eDUCATION
Tufts is a prestigious educational institution, but there is so much more that it can be doing to support its faculty and students to ensure both have access to the best opportunities possible. From providing better support for faculty to expanding outreach efforts to prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds to providing students with the necessary tools to adequately plan their schedules, my platform outlines realistic, actionable steps that the university can take to better serve its students and faculty members alike.
A More Helpful Senate
It seems that distrust in Senate is the worst it's been in years. Many members of the student body feel that Senate is making decisions it shouldn't be without facing any accountability, and others feel that the space is one which only lifts up certain projects while leaving others on their own. Bridging this trust gap will be a major priority for me, ensuring that Senators are empowered to take on projects that meaningfully benefit their communities across campus.
Aiding student Organizations
Asking Senate for money or trying to rent out space often requires jumping through unnecessary hoops or paying exorbitant fees, limiting clubs' abilities to put on the types of events that fulfill their mission. The student support fund should be expanded so that one's financial situation can't stand in the way of participating in clubs that they love. And wouldn't Tufts social life be a bit more exciting if students were allowed to use public spaces which would otherwise sit empty for concerts, game nights and other fun events? There's a long way to go, but I want to lay the groundwork for more equitable, vibrant campus filled with great events.