July 6, 2015

  • School of Ed receives grant worth over $1 million

    By Michael Ortiz ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After receiving an honorary doctorate from Hofstra at the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 17, Representative Kathleen Rice announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded an estimated $1.25 million grant to Hofstra University’s Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals Program, according to a university press release. The grant, which will be allocated over five years, is for the School of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers to support young children with disabilities and their families.  The grant’s first installment will total $250,000 and will be allocated in the upcoming fall semester. “This federal funding…

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 Taylor Pirone earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the CAA Tournament.

    Pride softball wins 11th CAA Championship vs. #1 James Madison

    By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR Don’t tell the Hofstra Pride how unbeatable Megan Good and the James Madison Dukes were all season: they just beat them twice in two days to capture another title. Hofstra softball had two opportunities to win a CAA Championship Friday thanks to the double elimination tournament format. After falling to the Dukes 4-3 in the first game, Hofstra hoisted the CAA trophy for the 11th time with a 2-1 victory in “game 7”. Taylor Pirone earned Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors for her 4.2 innings of one-run ball in the Championship game. “I am…

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    Student Spotlight: Following Ume Ni’s transition

    Mia Xiang Speical to the Chronicle   “I change my hair every week,” said Ume Ni. “I just have so much fun with my makeup and hair; it’s such a creative outlet for me.” Ni caught people’s eye with her purple hair and natural and pretty makeup look.  Ni, who grew up in Georgia, is a 19-year-old first-year business major at Hofstra University. She is transitioning from a boy to a girl. Initially, she spent a long time thinking of names, because she can’t go by her birth name anymore. “It doesn’t suit me in any way,” said Ni. “My…

  • Second-year Hofstra student Olivia McClellan passed away on Sunday April 19. The photo was used at the request of the McClellan family.  

Photo courtesy of McClellan’s Gofundme page

    Hofstra community mourns loss of Olivia McClellan

    By Lauren del Valle and Ehlayna Napolitano NEWS EDITORS On Sunday, April 19, sophomore Olivia McClellan passed away in Enterprise Hall. The cause of her death remains undisclosed. However, her memory has elicited an outpouring of condolences and aid to her family in an effort to cope with the tragedy as a community. Friends and those that knew her described her as passionate and reserved. However, as one of her professors said, she had a strong sense of justice and admirable strength. “You didn’t really know her that well but she was part of [the] community… how much somebody matters……

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    Women’s lacrosse drops overtime heartbreaker, exits CAA tournament

    By Kevin Carroll – ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR An impressive and historic season for the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team came to a premature end on Friday. The top-seeded Pride was defeated in the CAA Tournament semifinals by #4 Towson 7-3 in an overtime thriller at Tubby Raymond Field, on the campus of the University of Delaware. “It’s disappointing…it’s hard to swallow right now,” said head coach Shannon Smith after the heartbreaking overtime loss. “We weren’t scoring goals.” Defense and stellar goalkeeping were the themes of the contest, as both teams struggled to gain separation on the scoreboard. It wasn’t until just…

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School of Ed receives grant worth over $1 million

Jun 5, 2015

By Michael Ortiz ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR After receiving an honorary doctorate from Hofstra at the 2015 commencement ceremony on May 17, Representative Kathleen Rice announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded an estimated $1.25 million grant to Hofstra University’s Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Professionals Program, according to a university press release. The grant, which will be allocated over five years, is for the School of Education to prepare highly qualified teachers to support young children with disabilities and their families.  The grant’s first installment will total $250,000 and will be allocated in the upcoming fall semester. “This federal funding…

Public Safety Briefs 4-28-2015

Apr 28, 2015

Compiled by Victoria Espinoza An RA in the Netherlands reported to PS on April 20 that he smelled the odor of marijuana during his rounds. PS responded to the room, entered and found three students, a bong and a hamster. All students were given summonses. PS received an anonymous complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from a building in C-Square on April 22. PS responded to the room, entered and discovered a strong smell of marijuana. They found rolling papers, one student and two guests. The guests were banned from campus and the student was given a summons. While…

Hofstra celebrates Earth Day with outdoor festival

Apr 28, 2015

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Students filled Calkins Quad last Wednesday, listening to live music and eating vegan food as a part of annual Earth Day celebrations. Fifteen clubs and community partners orchestrated the event to educate the student body on Earth Day themes like Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and local green initiatives. Earth Day is a global event that is used to educate people about the importance of keeping the earth clean and safe. Sophomore public relations major Jordan Heiden attended the event for a second year to keep learning about how she can help keep the earth clean….

Sports

Sophomore point guard Eliel Gonzalez to transfer

By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR Men’s basketball sophomore guard Eliel Gonzalez is transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, following a season where his contributions were few and far between. Gonzalez, a Puerto Rico native, is moving from DI to junior college according to The Basketball Times’ Joshua Parrott, and closer to where he played his high school ball (in Florida). The 6’2” redshirt appeared in 19 games, and only averaged 4.1 minutes, scoring just 24 points total in 2014-15. Hints of a transfer from someone on the team have loomed since the Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich said…

Men’s basketball assistant Nichols leaves program

By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR  Shane Nichols, assistant under Pride Men’s Basketball head coach Joe Mihalich in his two seasons at Hofstra, has left the program to take the same role at Murray State. Nichols not only was a top assistant behind the Pride’s 20-win season in 2014-15, but spent his a year with Mihalich at Niagara, where they earned an NIT bid. The departure will leave a hole in what once was a trio of assistants, including Mike Farrelly and Speedy Claxton, who was promoted to assistant this past season. In a statement Tuesday, Nichols said, “When the opportunity…

FALL PREVIEWS: Women’s Soccer out-of-conference schedule preview

By Kyle Kandetzki – SPORTS EDITOR As the summer wears on, we inch closer to sports returning to campus at Hofstra. Though we are still a few months away, schedules for the upcoming year are slowly coming out, with the first being Pride Women’s Soccer’s 2015 slate. Before delving into the roster, let’s look at the out-of-conference programs Simon Riddiough’s team has on tap. 8/21 @ PENN STATE (20-4, Big Ten) Things don’t start off easily at all for the CAA runners-up. Penn State is synonymous with athletic success no matter where you go, but their WSOC program goes above…

Softball eliminated from NCAA tournament with back-to-back losses

By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor After needing just one more win to advance to the super nationals, the Hofstra Pride was knocked out of the NCAA tournament on Saturday after two consecutive losses. The #2 Florida Gators shut the Pride down in a 7-0 shutout in game one, then the Florida Atlantic Owls got revenge in game two, winning 3-2 in extras. Hofstra’s 2015 season came to an end after the Owls spoiled their tournament run and the team finished the season at 38-14-1 with their 11th CAA title. “Overall, just very proud of our team and the way…