Though The Hofstra Chronicle’s original problem with the Student Government Association (SGA) was a frozen budget, the trial before the University’s Judicial Panel revealed miscommunication between the two sides as the major problem. The Chronicle also criticized SGA’s auditing process as a whole. As of press time, the Judicial Panel has not released an official verdict about the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.