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.
Two years after its creation, the Hofstra Association of Graphic Artists (HAGA) is more successful than ever. Co-presidents Emily Miethner and Doreen Dardashtian founded the club at the end of their sophomore year. Their main goal was to create an art club where people could learn from and teach each other about graphic designing. Not all members are art majors, says Miethner, “We’re lucky this year our membership has doubled in size to 20 members.”
Hakkert, a Management and Strategy major with a minor in Marketing, is from Castricum, Netherlands. He is a part of the exchange program with the University of Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, he has already started his graduate studies. He came to the University [Hofstra] to “broaden and deepen my knowledge about business related topics and how these topics are viewed in the United States,” Hakkert said.
Renowned poet Frank Bidart spoke November 4 at the Monroe Lecture Center Theater as part of the Great Writers, Great Readings series presented by the University’s English Department.
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.
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.