After an executive session that lasted more than a half hour, the Student Government Association rejected the group Those G.I.R.L.S., Grownups in Real Life Situations, from becoming a club under SGA by a vote of 10 in favor and 33 against. This was the group’s second attempt to become a club; SGA first voted against it two weeks ago with 14 in favor, 21 against and 13 abstentions.
Students got their first taste of the runway on Saturday, November 21, with the hope to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This was the University’s third annual Destination Runway charity fashion show, an overnight campus sensation that brought students together from a variety of organizations on and off campus and big city fashion to the University. Former Student Government Association (SGA) president Peter F. DiSilvio founded destination Runway in 2006.
It’s the end of the semester. Meal plans are running out, so is your motivation and patience to crack open another book and take another round of finals. There’s no genie to grant you three wishes, but there’s still a magic get away at Hofstra through starry motifs and a cosmic mash of calligraphy and image.
On November 25, a faculty member reported that a white male was trying to open doors on the third floor of the New Academic Building. Public Safety responded, but did not find the man.
Adera Douglas-Freeman is nothing short of determined and passionate about her future. Douglas-Freeman, who is a junior marketing major in the Zarb School of Business, plans to run her own music label one day after she works in the industry as a music executive.
Douglas-Freeman is making the most out of her time at the University. She is in the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Honors College and is a member of the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) and the Collegiate Women of Color club, which brings awareness within communities to unite women of color. It also raises awareness of relationship issues, empowering women of color and to unite women as one.
Hofstra’s art and literature magazine FONT has been bolstering creativity and supporting the arts for the past fifteen years. Each semester, an issue is distributed around campus with work from the University’s very own student body. It takes a staff of about fifteen dedicated members to put together this publication. The club FONT has three editors in total who all take a role in organizing the hundreds of submissions each semester.
On October 28, a Hofstra staff member reported that sometime between October 22 and October 27, 20 textbooks, valued at $200 each, were stolen from Berliner Hall. An investigation is being conducted.
At their 50th Anniversary celebration on November 7, 17 members of the University’s radio station WRHU will be the first class inducted into the newly formed Hofstra Radio Hall of Fame.
On Halloween, students participated in the first Off-Campus Halloween Decorating Contest. The contest, arranged by the Office of Off-Campus Living and Commuting Student Services and sponsored by the Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council, was open to any off-campus student house within the five zip codes around the University’s campus.
At Tuesday night’s Student Government Association Senate meeting, Senator Franky Vivacqua attempted to reverse Senator Jared Berry’s election legislation from earlier in the semester. The elections commission has been the subject of fierce debate this semester since Berry introduced his amendment to the policy series that established an elections commissioner from the Dean of Students office to replace the student-run elections commission.