March 31, 2015

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    One hundred percent match rate for first med. school graduates

    By Michael Ortiz STAFF WRITER A nervous group of medical students eagerly waited on Friday to find out where they will be spending the next several year in their journey to becoming doctors.The future doctors spent Friday morning in anticipation, awaiting the envelopes that would tell them with which institution they were “matched” and thus, where they would be doing their residency.  And this year, the Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine’s inaugural class had an impressive 100 percent match rate, meaning that all 29 senior medical students were matched with a hospital’s residency program.  Match day is carried…

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    Hofstra alumni featured on ABC show, “Shark Tank”

    By Amanda Valentovic Staff Writer   Viewers who tuned into March 13th’s episode of the ABC show “Shark Tank” saw three entrepreneurs introduce their product AquaVault, a waterproof safe that can be attached to lounge and beach chairs to keep valuables secure. The inventors of the safe are Avin Samtani, Rob Peck and Jonathan Kinas, all 2005 Hofstra graduates. They were inspired to create a product that would keep cell phones and wallets in, and water and thieves out when their friends and business partner’s valuables were stolen from their chairs at a pool in a Miami hotel. “We live…

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    Faculty Spotlight: Sit down with Professor Chuck Anderson

    By Amanda Valentovic Staff Writer A seasoned veteran as head of the classroom, Professor Chuck Anderson did not originally plan on becoming a teacher. “I sort of fell into it,” said the writing studies and composition professor. The first of his 57 years of teaching were as a high school English teacher. “My wife and I were vacationing on Long Island and Southold High had an English teacher who quit in September, so I took the job,” said Anderson. The teaching job became the first of many, and turned out to be a profession Anderson truly enjoyed. “I mostly enjoyed…

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    Dorm Room Dish: Festive treats to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

    By Jenna Grasso Staff Writer Every college looks forward to Saint Patrick’s Day. Not only for it’s known party atmosphere, but for the green traditions that go along with the holiday. The best way to celebrate the holiday is with a big group of friends, bringing in the holiday with as many green treats as you have. One great St. Patrick’s Day treat is the shamrock Rice Krispies treats lollipop. The lollipop is the easiest and quickest thing that you can make for the holiday. All you need is a mold of a shamrock, which you can find in supermarkets…

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    Dorm Room Dish: Feed your brain with veggie bread

    By Jenna Grasso Staff Writer College students are always looking for late-night snacks during those long homework and studying nights. The problem is, they’re usually unhealthy snacks or meals that are fast or cheap. A vegetable bread is a great midnight meal and a healthy and delicious way to survive those long midterm study sessions this semester. This is a really simple recipe that can be made in 15 minutes or less for someone always in a rush. It is also a healthy snack that can be reheated during the week for a dinner or lunch on the go. There…

News

CTRs to be made more accessible for students

Mar 25, 2015

By Lauren del Valle NEWS EDITOR Another registration period has passed. Waiting for 10:00 p.m. to strike on their assigned Sunday evening, students scrambled to advisement appointments, listened to peer hearsay and put faith in RateMyProfessor.com in an effort to devise the perfect fall 2015 schedule. The Provost’s Office is collaborating with the Information Technology (IT) Department to offer students access to all Course Teacher Ratings (CTR) via a user-friendly interface within the My Hofstra portal. The new application will “fill in the blanks,” according to Terri Shapiro, associate provost for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment. Students anonymously complete evaluations of…

Students, faculty arrested for charity event 

Mar 25, 2015

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER It’s not every day that you see students and professors locked behind bars while Hempstead Police walk throughout the Student Center. This is all part of Jail and Bail, Hofstra’s annual fundraiser for Special Olympics.  Hofstra Goes For Gold, the Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA), Pride Pals, Student Government Association (SGA) and Services for Students with Disabilities host this event in collaboration with each other.  Jenny Rowe, a senior public relations major, and Edan Stanley, senior journalism major, co-founded the event four years ago when they were freshman. They were inspired by similar…

Adopt-A-Dream raises over $3000 for charity

Mar 25, 2015

By Amanda Valentovic STAFF WRITER Hofstra’s Adopt a Dream hosted a silent auction fundraiser on March 21, in which 10 percent of the proceeds went to Lustgarten’s pancreatic cancer research in memory of Peter Libman. The former dean of students passed away from the disease this past September. The event titled “Bidding for Hope” raised over $3,000 for cancer research and children with diseases and disabilities. There were 120 guests at the event, exceeding the expectations of the organizers.  “He literally helped Adopt a Dream get off the ground,” Adopt a Dream president Alex Engelson said about Libman. Since it…

Sports

Baseball comes back v. Villanova in PA for weekend series win

Game One By Joe Barone – SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE After winning four of their last seven games, the Hofstra Pride made history Friday afternoon, in a losing effort to the Villanova Wildcats. Junior pitcher Chris Bonk (2-3) went the distance for the Pride, allowing three earned runs while striking out three as the Pride lost 3-1.  Bonk’s accomplishment was the first time in nearly four years a Hofstra pitcher threw a complete game. In a pitching duel for most of the nine innings, Villanova capitalized on an early mistake by Hofstra. With one out and a man on second base,…

Baseball outhits St. John’s in Queens for second straight win

By Gio Annatelli – STAFF WRITER Hofstra defeated St. John’s 6-3 on Wednesday, as the Pride won back-to-back matchups in two straight days. Hofstra improved to a 7-11 record while the Red Storm fell to 10-9 on the season. The Pride started out strong, getting four runs off Big East Pitcher of the Week, Alex Katz, in the top of the second. Brad Witkowski came through with an RBI single that brought in David Leiderman. Chris Weiss followed later in the inning with an RBI single that drove in Eric Ferguson and moved Witkowski to third. Chris Hardardt laid down…

Bullpen secures win vs. Manhattan College in first game at University Field

By Gio Annatelli – STAFF WRITER The Pride baseball team capitalized on a three-run rally in the seventh inning to comeback and defeat the Manhattan Jaspers 4-2, Tuesday at University Field. This was Hofstra’s first actual home game, since the Mitchel Athletic Field hosted the first four home games due to snow at University Field. With the win, Hofstra broke their three-game losing streak and improved to 6-11 on the season. Hofstra mustered up four hits, but utilized the Jaspers’ four errors in order to score three unearned runs. The Jaspers struck first in the third inning. Joe McClennan led off the inning with…

Softball sweeps Towson with powerhouse offense in Sunday’s doubleheader

By Mike Rudin and Jeffrey Werner – SPORTS EDITOR AND STAFF WRITER Hofstra softball warmed up for their doubleheader against the Towson Tigers last Sunday on March 29th and the Pride basked in back-to-back wins with a14-6 victory in game one and a 6-4 win in game two at their home field on a beautiful, sunny day. “It’s really tough to do to beat a team three times in a row,” said head coach Larissa Anderson. “It was a great outing, we hit the ball really well. Our pitchers competed…It was nice seeing Taylor shut them down.” Talyor Pirone picked…