Hofstra prides itself on diversity and inclusion, as it is home to over 1,300 international students from more than 70 countries. These students are required to go through several intricate screenings which include proficiency evaluations, standardized tests and certain prerequisite language requirements. Yet, even with a transitional mentorship program and extensive tutoring opportunities, language barriers […]
Hofstra’s first dean of the School of Business, Harold Louis Wattel passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 95 years old. Dr. Wattel began working with the faculty in 1947 when he chaired the economic department and helped establish the original school of business. He continued to work at the university for 40 years. The […]
Finals week is arguably one of the most stressful times for a college student. It is a time when college students everywhere not only worry about getting good grades, but doing so with the least amount of stress. Studies have shown that finals week is a time when college student’s mental and emotional distress are […]
Students tried out virtual reality (VR) headsets during a showcase in the ideaHub on Wednesday, Nov. 2. The event, hosted by Hofstra’s Center for Entrepreneurship, allowed students to experience the unique virtual realities of each program Headsets on site had a wide range of prices, from the consumer-friendly Google Cardboard, to pricey, specialty headsets like […]
On November 17th, the Hofstra Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research won a federal grant of almost $2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Recent changes in journalism have challenged educational institutions aiming to provide college students with the best skills necessary to land jobs in the multimedia industry. In an effort to combat a competitive job market and technological advancement, the University has created a new journalism course called Multimedia Journalism Video (JRNL 14).
Next semester students will be able to declare a minor in Publishing Studies, courtesy of a new program in the English department.
The minor is comprised of English courses 170 through 174 and 179A, for a total of 18 credits. These courses cover the basics of book publishing, including its history and its procedures.
“Congress is full of rightwing crackpots,” said former governor Howard Dean at a panel convened to discuss President Obama’s strategy for dealing with the media and their efforts to evaluate the Obama White house, at the Student Center Theater on Tuesday.
Hofstra University’s Professor Robert Papper, Chair of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations was recently featured on social media blog Mashable.com.
At the end of the Fall semester, the School of Communication decided that “Comm Prom,” an end of the year banquet for the University’s communication students, would not be held. Acting Dean of the School of Communication, Cliff Jernigan said this decision was reached by a vote among the department chairs.