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.
The day following the local elections, students were asked their opinions on results that had an impact on them. In Virginia Republican candidate Robert McDonnell was elected governor over the incumbent R. Creigh Deeds with 59 percent of the vote. Junior Matt Colby of Virginia said in response to the results, “Well I think it was bound to happen. It tends to shift back and forth between the democrats and republicans, but honestly there is probably not going to be much of a change in how the state is actually run.” Colby voted absentee for the Democrat candidate.
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.