Emmy Award-winning journalist Carolyn Gusoff spoke to a small group of students at Dempster Hall last night, sharing stories from her more than two decades in the television news business and stressing the importance of writing to the crowd of aspiring reporters.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Hofstra University $898,976 for The Noyce Scholarship Program. The program will provide $20,000 grants to 16 students, particularly those from underrepresented groups entering the Secondary Mathematics Teaching Program. After graduation the recipients will be required to teach mathematics in a high needs middle school or high school for two years for each year they received the scholarship.
Early in the morning of September 23 I packed my camera bag and boarded a plane to head home to the suburbs of Pittsburgh in order to photo document the Resistance to the G-20 conference that was happening on the banks of the Allegheny River in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Historically the summit has been a hot bed for violent resistance between the police and a variety of leftist groups.
Several resident students of Nassau, Republic and Alliance Halls were dismayed and disgusted in the first weeks of school to discover black mold growing in their dorm rooms, causing both physical illness and personal inconvenience. Some of the students feel that their problem has been neglected and are frustrated with the slow progress of their rooms’ cleanup.
Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist for The New York Times, gave a lecture at Monroe Hall last Wednesday, on the future of conservatism. This lecture was the second event of the University’s Define ’09 segment. He is the youngest regular Op-Ed writer in the history of The New York Times, a former editor of The Atlantic and co-author of Grand New Party. Political commentator David Brooks has lauded his book as, “the best single roadmap of where the Republican Party should and is likely to head.”
Public Safety Briefs for the September 17, 2009 Issue of the Chronicle
SGA holds first official meeting of 2009-2010 school year.
On the roadway next to Colonial Square on Tuesday September 15, at 12:20 p.m., two men armed with a handgun approached an 18-year-old male student and demanded money, Nassau County police say. The student was able to flee, and the suspects then approached a 20-year-old male student. They forced him to lie on the floor, and removed cash from the victim’s pockets. They then fled the scene in a white Honda Civic.
After months of planning the University’s recreation center is about to get a makeover.
“There are very exciting changes coming,” said Pat Montagano, Director of Recreation and Intramural Sports. “The renovation will provide more fitness opportunities to hopefully attract more students.”
Professor of Fine Arts, Laurie Fendrich, spent five weeks this summer in Ménerbes, France. Fendrich was accepted into the Brown Foundation Fellow program, and was presented with the opportunity to stay in France to live and work on her art.