The greatest concern of my administration is the welfare of the student body. I vowed last semester that this administration would look into whatever it takes to make life better on this campus. A major advance is the ability to use declining balance in the Corner Store. Most of the credit for this must be given to Mary-Beth Cooper, university dean of students.

We are anticipating changes to the meal plans for next school year, making them a better value. My administration will not endorse plans if they do not provide for the improved welfare of the students. However, if the changes are good, credit must be given to sophomore Lonny Mallach, chief of staff and dining committee chair.

In aspects of programming, we experienced some losses but mostly wins. Some, like the St. John Fisher football game, made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Part of my platform, which I have not implemented, was a ?representative cabinet.? I urge the student body to understand that I have had more than adequate justification for the delay. If anyone is curious about this they should feel free to speak with me. A major focus of mine has been to have credibility and accountability as well as the confidence of the students.

A main focus will remain freshman housing and the details of its implementation. I understand some believe that I ?switched sides? on the issue. I assure those of you concerned that I have not. My side has always been the best interest of my constituents.

Since the only way to reverse freshmen housing would be to convince the entire student body to cease paying their tuition, I have and will continue to do what is in the best interest of the students, given the circumstances. I will be glad to explain this to anyone who is interested.

This semester I will focus on the parking goliath. I can not promise changes, but I will revisit the existing guidelines and do what I can to make the system better. I am also excited about the second annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, to occur Feb. 24, and the second annual date auction Feb. 12 and 13 in Danforth Dining Center.

Last semester I announced that I would ask for the confidence of the student body in my performance as the Students? Association President.

I also announced that I would voluntarily resign from the position if it were the wish of the student body. I intend to keep that pledge. Please direct any concerns, questions, or better yet ? answers ? to president@sa.rochester.edu. I have enjoyed serving the student body and hope to do so for at least another semester.



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System.out.println(“Coding on paper.”);

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