The seats of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Theater were packed with politically active and civically engaged community members, students and advocates on Friday, Oct. 5, eager to hear what United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York had to say about issues plaguing the nation.
In an effort to educate students on important global issues in the weeks before Election Day, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law hosted a United States Trade Policy debate between Raj Bhala, professor of law at the University of Kansas, and Michael Stumo, chief executive officer for the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), on Thursday, Oct. 4, in the School of Law’s Siben Moot Courtroom.
During a time of national debate over immigration, students had the unique opportunity to hear advice and council from immigration attorney Michael J. Goldstein and a panel of international alumni during “Life After F-1,” an event presented by the Frank G. Zarb School of Businesses’ Graduate Career Services department along with International Student Affairs.
The District Attorney (DA) of Suffolk County, Timothy Sini (D), spoke at Hofstra on corruption within county law enforcement, his plan to fight the opioid epidemic on Long Island and more.
As part of Hofstra’s State and Local Politics Lecture Series presented by the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, Sini was invited to come speak at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater in the Axinn Library on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
Since the beginning of the fall semester, multiple reports of mold in undergraduate residence halls have emerged leaving students “disgusted” and skeptical of the efficiency of Hofstra’s work order system.
Immigration, a multifaceted issue and a topic of recent controversy throughout the nation, was the primary focus of discussion during the Immigration and Deportation panel held at Hofstra on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
In an effort to educate the Hofstra community on the identity concept around the gender-inclusive term, Latinx, the Queer and Trans People of Color Coalition (QTPOCC) and the Intercultural Engagement & Inclusion (IEI) office hosted an open discussion called, “What the Heck is Latinx?” on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
On the U.N. International Day of Peace, Hofstra University hosted a memorial for Professor Emeritus Timothy Smith in the Helene Fortunoff Theater at Monroe Lecture Hall. Smith passed away at age 84 on Aug. 4, 2018. Sept. 21 was always an important day for him, as he was a force in the fight for world peace, both locally and globally.
“Lessons from Exonerating the Innocent,” a lecture hosted by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and featuring guest speaker Barry Scheck, discussed the Innocent Project last Thursday, Sept. 27.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a former correspondent for The Atlantic, author and comic book writer, visited Hofstra University on Thursday, Sept. 20 to discuss his career and personal takes on politics and race in the United States. Students and faculty from the University, along with students from various local high schools, gathered in the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran spoke to students, faculty and administrators about progress and reoccurring problems, some which have been linked to the opioid epidemic, plaguing the surrounding area over breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 13.
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, marked the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that accounted for nearly 3,000 deaths in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. To commemorate this tragedy, Hofstra held its annual remembrance ceremony in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater in honor of the 26 alumni and one student who died that day.
Hofstra celebrated its 26th annual Italian Experience Festival on Sunday, Sept. 16, bringing together different aspects of Italian culture and history. The event took place on the south side of campus and included vendors, children’s activities, a poetry reading, an Italian language lesson for kids and performances by native Italian musicians.
As part of the Zarb Distinguished Lecture Series, Hofstra invited Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and CEO of TIAA – a Fortune 100 financial services organization – and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve, to talk with students about the world of finance and the future of job security.
In response to the low young voter turnout in the 2016 election, Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz is launching a new campaign this fall, Hofstra Votes, which aims to inspire college students to participate and engage in the democratic process.
Following negative feedback from students, Smashburger closed its doors, welcoming back the popular late night eatery, Hofstra USA (HofUSA). The newly revamped restaurant reopened on Saturday, Sept. 1. Despite an updated menu, some students are complaining of long lines and what students are calling an ineffective ordering system.
On Thursday, June 14, the Hofstra community lost a friend and student who is remembered as being “intelligent,” “witty,” “eloquent,” “spiritual” and “larger-than-life.” Maasai Jones, a rising junior, English major and Honors College student, passed away while at home in California.