Ten senators were voted into the Student Government Association during the Senate’s weekly meeting in the Student Center Greenhouse. According to Vice President Akeem Mellis, the 10 new senators are the most inducted in a single week in the SGA’s history, breaking last year’s record of nine.
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.
This semester The University’s radio station entered MTVU’s Woodie awards for best college radio station. Starting in the top 100 stations, WRHU has made it’s way to the top 50 and most recently it’s in the top 25.
The latest event in the University’s Define ’09 series featured environmental justice leader Majora Carter, the founder of Sustainable South Bronx, speaking on her projects and contributions to her neighborhood and other environmental programs. The event was hosted by The Center for Civic Engagement and senior Laura Comer, a member of Progressive Students Union and Students for a Greener Hofstra, introduced Carter.
Her presentation involved a slide show including pictures of her family life and the neighborhood she grew up in, connecting herself to the importance of her work. “Our society treated the environment like it was separate from us; it is important to have a connection,” she said, “… to find so many young people who believe this is something to pay attention to is inspiring.”
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.
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.
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