I’ve grown with this paper for four years now. The Chronicle has allowed me to learn more at Hofstra than I ever could in a classroom. The opportunity to work with this paper made me become a better writer, leader and friend.
I truly believe that it is because of this paper that I am a better journalist. While I respect the professors here, they couldn’t teach me how to actually get out there and report. It was like taking swim lessons on dry land. The Chronicle threw me into the deep end and I never looked back.
Despite this, as the shadow of commencement day looms over me, I am finding myself clinging to the life that I am soon to leave. Suddenly, the unhealthy amount of stress and anxiety mean nothing. The all-nighters, the breakdowns and even the breakups have become nostalgic manifestations of my rollercoaster ride of a life.
Writing has, undoubtedly, been a major part of my life for about as long as I can remember. I have always loved words – writing, reading, editing; the written word has had a profound effect on who I’ve become.
Recent movements and a shift in the political climate have raised many questions about discrimination and abuse, inspiring Hofstra students to further integrate themselves into the Title IX initiative. Beginning in fall 2018, Hofstra will have a student-led Title IX Advisory Board that will coordinate with university administration, placing special emphasis on Title IX training for leadership positions on campus such as Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders.
Former Senior Executive Secretary of the Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business Department Joann Tsapelas was fired on Wednesday, May 3, after 19 years of working at Hofstra and 12 years working in the position having served seven chairs. Tsapelas said she fell victim to alleged bullying tactics within the administration of the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, attributing her removal to the efforts of the current department chair, Dr. Jacqueline A. Burke, who Tsapelas said filed six complaints against the secretary within a year. These complaints were the first and only complaints filed against Tsapelas throughout her 19 years working at Hofstra.
Ja’Loni Owens, a junior public policy major, was issued a conduct charge for violating “Infringement of Rights” under the student code of conduct outlined in the Guide to Pride after a complaint was reported to the university by a political science professor, Dr. Richard Himelfarb, for a tweet Owens published on Sunday, April 22.
A multi-encompassing event hosted by the nationally recognized improvisation group Theater of Public Policy worked in collaboration with Hofstra’s Cultural Center and Honors College to address issues in development, housing for post-graduates and gentrification in a combined lecture, question and answer session and improvisation performance on Monday, April 16.
To honor and pay tribute to all those affected by cancer, students, families, survivors and many other enthusiastic participants gathered on the Hofstra University intramural fields for Relay for Life on Saturday, April 28.
Since the 2016 presedential election, politics have arguably changed forever. In an effort to understand these changes, Hofstra alumnus and Rep. Tom MacArthur, former Vermont State Gov. Howard Dean and political strategist Edward Rollins joined together to discuss how the White House works in the panel “How Is Washington Working in 2018?” in the Guthart Cultural Center Theater on April 20th.
Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages spoke to students and community members about New York policy and legislation on the 10th floor of the Axinn Library, a place where she was formerly employed.
As part of an initiative to raise awareness about sexual assault, the Hofstra Athletics Department united on Friday, April 20 to take part in the nationwide “Yards for Yeardley” event.
Despite the foggy morning, a small but dedicated group of community members and student volunteers gathered at Hofstra USA on Saturday, April 28 for Car-less Long Island’s third annual Bike-to-Work Parade.
Calkins Quad buzzed with activism and sustainable activity during an Earth Day celebration held on Wednesday, April 18. Organized by the Center for Civic Engagement, the event featured multiple student groups at Hofstra as well as local organizations from the surrounding Long Island area.
Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz, alongside much of the senior administrative staff, offered concerned students an opportunity to voice their concerns and receive answers from Hofstra’s administration at the Town Hall hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA).
The Gamma Gamma chapter of Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) at Hofstra University was temporarily suspended on March 9, 2018, due to allegations brought to Public Safety that sparked an investigation into the sorority.
The Hofstra Master of Health Administration Alumni Association presented a panel, “Strategic Alignment in a Time of Healthcare Transformation,” as part of National Public Health Week, on Thursday, April 12.
As part of the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering’s Executive Speakers series, James Nolan, executive vice president of InterDigital and Hofstra MBA graduate, spoke to students and faculty on Friday, April 13.