National Public Health Week opened Monday, April 1, with “Breaking the Boundaries: ‘Other’ Health Concerns for Young People with Disabilities,” a panel specific to health issues faced by this population. Spearheaded by senior community health major Felicia Leto, the panel discussed emergency preparedness, sexual health and oral health inclusive to disabled individuals.

Take Back the Night empowers survivors and condemns rape culture

In a vehement attempt to eradicate rape culture, hundreds of Take Back the Night events are held in over 30 different countries each year since the first Take Back the Night took place in Philadelphia in 1975. Several student-run organizations hosted Hofstra’s annual Take Back the Night in the Student Center Theater on the evening of Friday, April 5. Every year the event participants join in a march and rally to vocalize condemnation of sexual assault, domestic abuse and rape; however, organizers said the march was canceled this year due to inclement weather.

NYU professor addresses equity in education

Hofstra’s literary studies program hosted a two-day event for graduate students in the teaching profession to gain credit toward their degree through a thought-provoking discussion on the meaning of equity in the classroom with David Kirkland, executive director of the New York University (NYU) Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, on Saturday, March 9.

Clinton speechwriter reflects on career

Terry Edmonds, the first African-American chief White House speechwriter, shared insight on the fundamentals of political speechwriting and addressed the many challenges that public advocates face in today’s political environment to a packed room of Hofstra students, faculty and community members on Wednesday, March 6.