The Public Safety briefs for January 29 – February 1
The highest-ranking woman in the Nassau County Police Department’s history will become the University’s newest Director of Public Safety. The Nassau County Police Chief of Department Karen O’Callaghan will succeed Edward Bracht in the summer of this year. Bracht retired at the end of January after 25 years at the University.
A proposed resolution to attempt to lift the band on one-cup coffee makers in the Hofstra University Residence Halls was at the center of an intense debate during the Student Government Association’s (SGA) weekly senate meeting on Tuesday night.
After two and a half years of work, Students for Greener Hofstra (SGH) has combined efforts with the University’s Plant Department to create a pilot recycling program in the Netherlands Café. The program allows students to take an active role in the recycling process by providing seven bins for glass, cans and plastics, white paper and general trash.
Whether you know it or not, chances are you’ve seen Emily Miethner at some point on campus. She is seen on the giant televisions in the Student Center, a welcoming face on the University web site and even on the cover of University media publications.
On January 23, the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle book awards were announced. Among them was “Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone,” written by Stanislao Pugliese, a distinguished professor of Modern European History at the University.
Hofstra for Haiti, a fundraising program set up by the University to assist in raising funds for the country after the devastating earthquake struck on January 12, is in full swing.
Coming soon to the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of Nassau Hall: Theme Housing Communities.
After two years of planning, renovations on the Recreation Center are set to begin next week. The $7 million project will take one year to complete, and will be completed by the Spring 2011 semester.
Living two different lives, one half way across the world, could get exhausting but Shahbab Choudhury, a sophomore, just sees it as a new opportunity and a learning experience.
Choudhury was born in Bangladesh and moved to the U.S. when he was a senior in high school. He came here to get a good education. Although he had extended family in the States, it was still a challenge to start all over.