Dr. William Schaefer and Rafael Coicué were featured speakers at the Day of Dialogue discussion “Drug Wars: North and South” on October 28.
Last Thursday kicked off “The Diverse Suburb: History, Politics, and Prospects,” a three-day international and interdisciplinary conference on the University’s campus.
On Thursday, October 22, a panel discussion, called “Policing the Diverse Suburb: Equity, Accountability and Community Engagement,” took place as part of the University’s “The Diverse Suburb,” conference. Rene Fiechter, the Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, mediated the discussion.
The panel “Representing and Contesting the Homogeneous Suburb In Film, Media and Poetry,” on Friday, October 23, contained three intellectuals who had each written about a particular way in which the media has commented on, reinforced and challenged the view of the suburb in either movies or poetry.
It was almost like a pre-Halloween bash at the Student Government Association’s (SGA) weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 27. Bowls of candy were passed around from senator to senator. A number of them event went as far as to wear their costumes (which ranged from Peter Pan to SGA Vice President Akeem Mellis).
Alfred Gaetano Vassalotti, a fulltime faculty member of the University’s Mathematics Department from 1961-1997, has died at the age of 80.
On October 24, a Resident Assistant in Rotterdam smelled marijuana coming from a room. When the Resident Assistant entered the room, a jar of marijuana was found, the resident of the room was given a summons.
The Day of Dialogue VII, subtitled “A New Direction for the United States and the World?” took place at the University on Wednesday, October 28.
Opening the 2009 Homecoming festivities was the parade of floats representing clubs and Greek Life on campus. The organizations spent the week prior building the floats in the Student Center and on Saturday, October 10, they joined the Homecoming Court and the Pep Band and toured them around campus.
Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and sexually questioning Americans descended upon Washington, D.C. Sunday, October 11 in one of the largest displays of support for gay rights in decades. Joining the marchers were thousands of heterosexual Americans who added their voices and concerns to the fight for marriage rights. Several University students also marched, refusing to let a school night keep them from taking part in history.