The Senior Night probation was lifted on Friday by Associate Dean of Students Matt Burns, one week after it was announced. The probation came in response to an incident that occured on the bus ride home from the Oct. 13 Senior Night at the Liquor Room.

“There was an incident and what I was looking for was information related to the incident,” Burns said. “I wasn’t getting a certain level of cooperation.”

When Burns notified the 2006 class council of the suspension, the council sent an e-mail to their class urging anyone who had any information about the incident to come forward.

“The senior class council could be accountable,” Burns said. “The probation was saying ‘You need to help me out here. This is your event.’ They responded.”

“[Burns] was able to gather more information as a result of our actions,” 2006 Class Council President and senior Emily Augustine said. “I spoke with him and he thanked the council for assisting him. We are allowed to program for the rest of the semester.”

Seniors are thrilled that the ban was lifted.

“I was relieved to hear that senior nights were re-instated because I believe it’s very important for seniors to have a place to come together and bond as a class,” senior Raquel Antonious said.

However, seniors hope that this will not leave their class with a bad reputation.

“I don’t care so much if [Senior Nights] are back, as long as re-instating them doesn’t end up giving our class a bad reputation,” senior Elizabeth Hjulstrom said.

The class council hopes that a probation will not need to be implemented again.

“We urge the senior class to continue to act in a responsible manner so we can all continue to enjoy these events,” Augustine said.

Duffy wins Rochester mayoral race

Former Rochester police chief Robert Duffy was victorious in Tuesday’s election, becoming Rochester’s next mayor.

Duffy defeated three other candidates on Tuesday after winning the four-person Democratic primary in September.

Duffy received 72 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Republican John Parrinello received 16 percent, Working Families Party candidate Tim Mains received 10 percent and Chris Maj, running under of his own Red, White and Blue Party, received 1 percent.

Duffy will deal with issues that are currently challenging the city of Rochester – high poverty rates, unemployment and crime, according to his campaign platform.

Students hope that Duffy will focus on reducing crime and revitalizing the area on the other side of the pedestrian bridge.

“From what I’ve read, he sounds like he will do a good job,” sophomore Sam Selonick said. “I hope he can reduce crime in the city, especially the level of violence. I also hope he will support the Brooks Landing project.”

While Duffy could not be reached for comment, his spokesperson said that Duffy strongly supports the Brooks Landing development. The project will bring a commercial development to the area on the other side of the pedestrian bridge. Other projects, like the high-speed ferry linking Rochester with Toronto, are of interest to students.

“Something needs to be done about the fast ferry,” junior and Rochester native Chris Kieliszak said. “One of its purposes was to spark Rochester’s economy. If the mayor has any jurisdiction [over the ferry], I’d like to see how he plans on improving it.”



An open letter to all members of any university community

I strongly oppose the proposed divestment resolution. This resolution is nothing more than another ugly manifestation of antisemitism at the University.

UR Softball continues dominance with sweeps of Alfred University and Ithaca College

The Yellowjackets swept Alfred University on the road Thursday, winning both games by a score of 5–4.

UR Baseball beats Hamilton and RIT

Yellowjackets baseball beat Hamilton College on Tuesday and RIT on Friday to the scores of 11–4 and 7–4, respectively.