July 1, 2016

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    Hofstra mourns the loss of former president James M. Shuart

    By Laurel O’Keefe News Editor Former Hofstra president, Dr. James M. Shuart, who shaped the university into an internationally renowned institution, died early Friday, May 13 at the age of 85. As the university’s seventh president, Shuart was best known for physical campus developments, expansion of academic offerings and launching athletics to Division 1 status. He served as president from 1976 to 2001. “Hofstra is James Shuart’s life,” the New York Times wrote back in 1996 as Shuart celebrated his 20th year as president. Before leading for a total of 25 years, Shuart attended Hofstra and earned his Bachelor of…

  • Letters from the Pacific: Anchored on Long Island

    By Kaeli Van Cott STAFF WRITER After going to a new city each week, avoiding tap water for months, trying to study while planning my next adventure using only Wikitravel and living on a ship in the middle of the ocean, my semester around the world with Semester at Sea ended on April 16 as I got off the ship in Southampton, London. Even though the day was filled with teary-eyed goodbyes, I felt a very real sense of freedom and relief as I dragged my huge duffel bags and saw my dad for the first time since January. I…

  • TKE suspended through spring 2017 semester

    By Michael Ortiz News Editor Mere hours after being cleared of hazing charges, the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) found out they were suspended again. TKE has been suspended through the 2017 spring semester for violating the terms of the temporary suspension that were in place as the University investigated the organization for the hazing allegations. According to Andrew Garcia, the president of TKE, the organization was found “responsible” by the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) for hosting two unsanctioned events. This violated the suspension active at the time the Department of Public Safety was investigating the allegations….

  • Student concerns heat up annual Town Hall

    By Katie Krahulik Staff Writer At times there was tension as students took advantage of the opportunity to express their utmost campus concerns on Wednesday, April 13 at the annual town hall meeting. The concerns voiced to a panel of Hofstra’s highest administrators in the Plaza Rooms of the Student Center varied, as students passionately addressed issues involving campus dining, prayer space, scholarships, resident facilities and on-campus parking, to name a few. Members of the panel included President Stuart Rabinowitz, Provost Gail Simmons and Dean of Students Sofia Pertuz. They were joined by Vice President of Student Affairs W. Houston…

  • Take Back the Night event fosters survivor solidarity

    By Courtney Joyner Staff Writer Emotion and empowerment filled Monroe Lecture hall on Friday, April 15, as students met to stand against sexual abuse as participants in the event, Take Back the Night, sponsored by Campus Feminist Collective, Collegiate Women of Color and Student Advocates for Safe Sex. Student speaker and freshman journalism major, Maria Saldivar said, “Take Back the Night was an incredibly empowering experience. Listening to survivors and victims was inspiring and the march at the end showed how strong we all are and how we won’t let anyone take our rights away from us.” The night is…

News

Photo courtesy of University Relations

Hofstra mourns the loss of former president James M. Shuart

May 14, 2016

By Laurel O’Keefe News Editor Former Hofstra president, Dr. James M. Shuart, who shaped the university into an internationally renowned institution, died early Friday, May 13 at the age of 85. As the university’s seventh president, Shuart was best known for physical campus developments, expansion of academic offerings and launching athletics to Division 1 status. He served as president from 1976 to 2001. “Hofstra is James Shuart’s life,” the New York Times wrote back in 1996 as Shuart celebrated his 20th year as president. Before leading for a total of 25 years, Shuart attended Hofstra and earned his Bachelor of…

Public Safety Briefs

Apr 26, 2016

Compiled by Gabriella Ciuffetelli On April 15 at 8 p.m., a Hofstra electrician notified PS that they discovered a smoke detector was covered with a plastic cup and duct tape in one of the rooms in Stuyvesant Hall while conducting a fire alarm inspection. The electrician corrected the situation and the student was issued a referral to the Office of Community Standards. On April 16 at 4 p.m., PS received an anonymous report that an individual was observed kicking out a window on the unispan. PS responded and conducted a search for the individual, which proved inconclusive. PS also notified the…

Senior Send-off: Mad, sad and full of hope

Apr 26, 2016

By Che Sullivan Copy Chief Let me take you back in time. It’s September 2013, around midnight. On this warm and fateful evening, my best friend, my confidant, my silly rabbit and future Managing Editor Ehlayna Napolitano asked if I could take photographs of a now-demolished residence hall for a Chronicle article about its demise. I reveled in taking photos of that moldy place I hated living in so thoroughly. I wish I could remember more and make this more romantic, but the point is I got to be on the cover my first time at-bat. A few issues later…

Sports

CAA PREVIEW: Pride looks for revenge in tourney semifinals

By Kevin Carroll — SPORTS EDITOR After a down year last season that saw the Hofstra men’s lacrosse team fail to make the CAA tournament, the Pride are back in the postseason after a 9-5 season, posting a 3-2 mark in conference play, good enough for the third seed in this season’s CAA tourney. The Pride will be matched up with the Fairfield Stags in the second of Thursday’s two semifinal matchups. Top seed Towson will take on Drexel in the first matchup at 4 p.m., before the Pride and the Stags clash at 7 p.m. These two teams met…

Most Valuable Players of 2015-16

Volleyball Hannah Klemm By Kevin Carroll — SPORTS EDITOR The Hofstra volleyball team had a season that focused primarily on the emergence and development of some of the new young talent on the roster. Players like Leticia Valente, Nanishka Perez and Luisa Domingues have laid the groundwork for what is sure to be a successful future for the Pride volleyball program. All of these players were incredibly valuable in another solid season for the Pride. But it’s a veteran of the team that ultimately earned the distinction of most valuable player, and that veteran is junior setter Hannah Klemm. After…

Desure Buie has potential to be Pride’s next star

By Gio Annatelli — STAFF WRITER Freshmen always play a key role in how a team does throughout the season. They can bring life and rejuvenation to a struggling team or they can carry on the winning tradition. Hofstra Pride freshman Desure Buie will step into a very large role in the upcoming seasons and be a deciding factor in whether the men’s basketball team will sink or swim. A local kid from the Bronx, New York, Buie has big-city aspirations, hoping to make it to the National Basketball League one day. Buie finished his high school career as one…

Sabety awaits to compete for men’s basketball

By Gio Annatelli — STAFF WRITER “I was actually playing pickup [basketball] with a couple of the players here. I guess the coaches saw me. They knew about me because I was a local kid and they were recruiting me from Niagara.” Redshirt junior Hunter Sabety has always been under the watchful eye of head coach Joe Mihalich and his staff, originally being recruited by Mihalich while he was at Niagara. Sabety also chose to come play for the Pride because of the possibilities it can give him, as he hopes to play overseas after graduation and possibly play in…