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.
Members of the Hofstra community carry heavy hearts amid the passing of recent graduate John Preputnik, a former health science major, an alumnus of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and a dear friend to many.
The Hofstra community is mourning the loss of Laura (Yixuan) Xiong, a senior biochemistry major and international student from Shijiazhuang, China. Laura, who was described by many as brilliant and courageous, passed away on Thursday, July 19 after battling sarcoma, a rare type of tumor that occurs in the bones and soft tissues.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Hofstra community grieved the loss of a professor whose 55-year legacy at Hofstra will not soon be forgotten. Professor Emeritus of education and global studies professor Timothy Smith died of a cardiac arrest just one day after celebrating his 84th birthday.
Ahead of the Thursday, Sept. 13 Democratic primary, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon and incumbent Andrew Cuomo faced off in a televised debate hosted by Hofstra on Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Student safety continues to be in question at Hofstra, and after a home invasion left senior journalism major Jamie Rollo face-to-face with an armed robber on Monday, Sept. 3, many students feel as though their lives may be in danger in their own homes.
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.