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.
The Day of Dialogue VII, subtitled “A New Direction for the United States and the World?” took place at the University on Wednesday, October 28.
On October 24, a Resident Assistant in Rotterdam smelled marijuana coming from a room. When the Resident Assistant entered the room, a jar of marijuana was found, the resident of the room was given a summons.
The League of Women Voters of Nassau County sponsored the Candidate Debate for Nassau County Executive on Tuesday, October 28 in the University’s Student Center Theater.
Dr. William Schaefer and Rafael Coicué were featured speakers at the Day of Dialogue discussion “Drug Wars: North and South” on October 28.
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.
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).
In celebration of the inaugural Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) History Month, The Pride Network hosted an event on Wednesday, October 14 called “The ‘F’ Word: The Development of an Oppressive Word Toward the LGBTQ Community.” The purpose of the program, was to “discuss a topic that gets little attention, which is homophobia and its presence in our community and the greater community,” said Anthony Crisci, the Chair of the Hofstra Chapter of the Pride Network.
Dr. John Bryant, an English professor who has been with the University since 1986, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for $175,000 over the next two years to launch the Melville Electronic Library (MEL), an online archive of Herman Melville’s body of work.
Sean Hutchinson usually waits until the end of Student Government Association (SGA) meetings before addressing the Senate. But on Tuesday, the president stood before the 46 senators gathered and spoke about the behavior of senators in previous weeks. “We need to put this past us and move forward,” he said in reference to arguing and crosstalk among senators. “We took an oath to really serve the students.”