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.”
Opening the 2009 Homecoming festivities was the parade of floats representing clubs and Greek Life on campus. The organizations spent the week prior building the floats in the Student Center and on Saturday, October 10, they joined the Homecoming Court and the Pep Band and toured them around campus.
The University’s newly approved Society of Physician Assistant Students held a daylong bone marrow drive, partnered with the Be The Match program in the Student Center on Tuesday, October 13 in honor of National Physician Assistant Week. Students, faculty, staff and community members were invited to get tested for potential bone marrow compatibility with patients across the world who have been diagnosed with blood disorders such as leukemia. The event was held in conjunction with a blood drive co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics.
-On October 8, a staff member reported that when came to work, she discovered that the keyboard and mouse to her computer, in the New Academic Building, were missing. An investigation is being conducted.
The term “wife beater” has many meanings. For some, the slang term is common vernacular used to describe a white tank top, but to many, including the Sisters of Omega Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, it is a violent term used to describe those who are responsible for killing and hurting thousands of domestic violence victims across the country.
Students may have noticed the heightened security when swiping into their building, and the more prevalent presence of Public Safety officers in dormitories. John C. O’Malley, the Assistant Director of Public Safety cleared up many misconceptions.
On Tuesday, October 7, the University’s English Department held an event called “Hofstra Writers Now: A Student/Faculty Reading.” The reading featured students and graduate writers.
Student journalists recently got an inside look at the coverage of the false rape incident that occurred on the University campus a few weeks ago.