August 29, 2014

  • Town hall talk

    By Lauren del Valle ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR One Hofstra senior held the floor for upward of 35 minutes while students and faculty were wall-to-wall at the annual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday. Dan Lewitt, a senior accounting major, presented a double-sided piece of loose leaf listing proposals for improvement. Having increased his role as a student leader in his final year, Lewitt felt this was the best forum for his suggestions. “As [seniors] it is our duty to be able to lay the road for the people behind us to try to make the University better,” said Lewitt. Panelists included…

  • The United Nations Inter-Agency Games is being held for the first time in America at Hofstra this week. Athletes from all over the world gathered in the David S. Mack Sports Complex for the opening ceremonies on Wednesday night.

    Hofstra hosts first UN Games on American soil

    By Marisa Russell STAFF WRITER U.N. employees from 104 countries around the world have come together to Hofstra to compete in the United Nations Inter-Agency games, held for the first time in the United States this year. Hofstra University hosted the opening ceremony Wednesday for the 41st Inter-Agency Games. The University worked together with its surrounding community to put on the opening ceremony and will host many of the sports events over the next few days. This is the latest prestige to arrive on campus in recent years and was made reality with the help of Melissa Connolly, vice president of…

  • Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28. His friends and family remember him fondly as “a good-hearted kid.” Photo courtesy of Cristen Yakush

    Remembering Conor Wynne

    By Samantha Neudorf EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Although he may not be here with us, his memory still lives on. Conor Wynne passed away in his sleep on March 28 in the Netherlands South. Wynne was a freshman marketing major from Trumbull, Conn. and lived in Orange House. The cause of death is still unknown and there are no updates at the time of publication, according to the Nassau County Police Department and Nassau Medical Examiner. Though there was no official cause of death by the medical examiner, students recall what happened Friday morning. Alex Cain, a freshman information technology major, was Wynne’s…

  • Dianna Blount, a Hofstra alumna, talked to a student and gave out fruit to promote National Public Health Week on Wednesday in the Student Center.  Photo by Che Sullivan

    Health week promotes well-being on campus

    By Lauren del Valle ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR National Public Health Week (NPHW) reached Hofstra’s campus via a collaborative effort of the School of Health Sciences and Human Services and Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine. Former President Bill Clinton declared the first full week of April as National Public Health Week in 1995. The American Public Health Association spearheads the nationwide annual initiative in cooperation with policymakers and local sponsors. Dr. Corinne Kyriacou, the director of the Master of Public Health program, orchestrated the second annual initiative to service the community and students in contingency with the graduate-student run Society…

  • The intended safety measure becomes night-out transport. Photo by Jake Nussbaum

    Night shuttle earns unintended reputation

    By Jackie Parsons STAFF WRITER Its official title is the “Night Shuttle,” but its unofficial name among Hofstra students is the “drunk bus.” “Nobody calls it the Night Shuttle or the Hofstra shuttle,” said freshman Matt Durant, “It’s the ‘drunk bus’ or the ‘drunk shuttle.’ Their purpose is to get you around to bars.” The Night Shuttle was created with the intention of providing students who live in the neighborhoods surrounding Hofstra with a safe ride home from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., according to the Night Shuttle page on the Hofstra Portal. The shuttle stops at 18 designated areas…

News

Public Safety Briefs 5-1-2014

May 7, 2014

On April 23, a PSO on patrol found laundry detergent spilled in the hallway of Stuyvesant Hall. The detergent was also smeared on doors in the hallway. The person responsible was not found during a search and the custodial staff was notified for cleanup. A female student reported that her car was dented in the rear parking lot of Breslin Hall on April 23. Police assistance was declined. A female student reported on April 23 that she was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend, also a student, on the Internet and through other means. She requested a stay-away order and a…

Music Fest preparations complete

May 7, 2014

By Amanda Valentovic STAFF WRITER Hofstra will taste a dose of “Cough Syrup” this weekend. Young the Giant will be headlining this year’s annual Music Fest on Saturday, May 3 at the intramural fields. Jhene Aiko, Vic Mensa and ASTR will be supporting acts, along with “Battle for Music Fest” winner, Hookz. The full lineup for Music Fest was not announced until this past Monday, generating talk about who the performers could be from the hints that event sponsors Hofstra Concerts and Entertainment Unlimited had been dropping. “We wanted to get people talking and get people excited,” said Jade-Ryan Williams,…

On-Campus ATM moves to Dutch

May 7, 2014

By Nico Machlitt STAFF WRITER Students may have noticed something new on their late night runs to Dutch Treats. The Student Government Association has recently added a new NEFCU (Nassau Educators Federal Credit Union) ATM in Dutch Treats. SGA’s “On The Corner” program revealed that 81 percent of students expressed a desire for another ATM located at Dutch Treats. Ariana Queenan, a junior, lives in Vander Poel and is in close proximity to Dutch Treats. “Of course it’s really convenient, it’s right outside of our building. I would rather go there than walk to the Student Center to get cash,”…

Sports

Hofstra to host groundbreaking soccer conference

By JP Guzhnay Special to the Chronicle Hofstra University will be hosting the largest academic international soccer conference in the United States from April 10 to April 13. The high point of the event is keynote speaker Pelé, who will be receiving an honorary degree and a permanent plaque at Shuart Stadium. “The Cultural Center has compared the size, and importance, of the conference to those of the Presidential Conferences,” said Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, who co-directed the event alongside Dr. Brenda Elsey, both professors from the history department at Hofstra. Pelé is arguably the greatest player the sport has ever…

Softball’s hot start continues

By Alex Pineda Staff Writer The Pride improved their record to 11-3 last weekend as they split four games in the Parents’ Weekend Tournament hosted by Florida Atlantic University. The Pride dropped a tough game to Michigan State Saturday after beating the Spartans 8-0 in their previous matchup. Michigan State shut out the Pride and scored a run in the third inning, which was enough for a victory. In the second game of the day, Army transfer Morgan Lashley overcame two early home runs and went the distance as Hofstra outlasted Virginia Tech in extra innings. After striking out three…

Men’s lacrosse wins third straight home game

By Kyle Kandetzki Staff Writer After a rough start to the 2014 season, a string of three victories have put the Pride over .500 and secured the team a spot among the top teams in the nation. Hofstra men’s lacrosse took on the Ohio State Buckeyes at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday, coming away with a commanding 7-5 victory. The Pride had their best defensive showing yet, allowing the least goals of this year. Sam Llinares continued an impressive year with three scores. “We started off this season awfully rough,” said head coach Seth Tierney. “We could’ve chosen to…

Women’s basketball gears up for CAA tournament

By Lauren Del Valle Assistant News Editor Women’s basketball looks to advance in post-season play against Drexel in the quarterfinals of the Colonial Athletic Association Championship tournament this Friday in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The team finished the regular season 14-14 overall and 8-8 in the CAA. Drexel boasts a similar record with 14-15 in the regular season and 9-7 in the CAA. Drexel and Hofstra go into the tournament as fourth and fifth seeds, respectively. The Pride pulled out a two-point victory in the last 20 seconds of each of the two matchups against the Dragons this season. The two…