Blue Devils United is pleased to endorse Chelsea Goldstein for the position of Young Trustee.

While Goldstein demonstrates an excellent grasp of many issues and problems facing the University, we are particularly impressed by her specific knowledge of the underpinnings of Duke’s administration.

Goldstein is an expressive and organized speaker--an essential skill that will ensure a strong student voice on the Board of Trustees. Additionally, Goldstein is exceptionally aware of and sensitive to LGBTQ issues that arise out of both University life and the Board itself. Her proposals to support gender-neutral facilities and bathrooms in any new housing construction were well reasoned. We feel that she will reliably speak on behalf of Duke’s LGBTQ community to the Board when necessary, a critical role after the departure of Tom Clark, a former LGBTQ Trustee.

We also commend Chelsea for her understanding of the difficulties faced by other underrepresented groups on campus. We have the utmost confidence that in a boardroom setting she will be fully capable of conveying the value and central importance of identity centers to the Duke experience.

Ultimately, we feel strongly that Chelsea Goldstein is the most capable and best-suited individual for the position of Young Trustee.

Viviana Santiago

President, Blue Devils United

Trinity ’10