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.
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.
On September 16th the University Lackmann Food Services hosted a farmer’s market in front of Bitts and Bytes. Laura Musa, the Assistant Marketing Manager for Lackmann was on hand to oversee the event and if necessary, prevent the rain from coming. The Farmer’s market is part of Lackmann’s overall campaign to “go green”. Laura points out that, “Lackmann in general is focusing on going green and trying to be more environmentally friendly”.
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
The four men that allegedly raped an 18 year-old female Hofstra student on Sunday morning were released from custody Wednesday night. The alleged victim recanted her accusation according to the office of Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Jesus Ortiz, a Bronx resident, Stalin Felipe, also of the Bronx, Kevin Traveras, of Brentwood, New York, and Hofstra student Rondell Bedward were originally arrested on the University grounds by Nassau County police sometime between two and three o’clock in the morning.