Class of 2004,

My name is Carl Chastain, and I am a first year mechanical engineering major. I am running to represent our class as a student senator. I can?t give you an extensive list of accomplishments or committees that I have become involved with in my first year as a student here. I do, however, feel strongly about making changes at the University of Rochester. I have certainly done my fair share of complaining about things that I want changed. Now is my opportunity to act, and I am eager to do so. Undoubtedly, there are candidates who have long lists of organizations and committees that they are involved with. I hope you understand that I am doing this not as one more thing that I can put on my resume. This is the first time that I have become involved with an organization here, and I will be able to devote my full attention to doing a thorough job. I am excited to represent our class, and I hope to receive your vote.

Note on the Israel-Palestine Special Edition

Free and open discourse is the bedrock of a vibrant society, and we aimed to help contributors feel empowered to speak their minds with confidence.

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The ubiquitous pink soap in University bathrooms are gone, replaced with Purell “Fragrance-Free” dispensers. Why the change?

UR protests aren’t a threat to Jews

Outside of a temple or family gathering, I feel safest as a Jew at UR, and this has not changed with the protests on campus.