Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Point of Pride: Hofstra University is 1 of Only 2 Schools to Host Consecutive Presidential Debates (2008, 2012)

As many members of our community are aware, Hofstra was given the rare opportunity to host not only one, but two presidential debates, consecutively! On October 15th, 2008 Hofstra hosted their first Presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Study Abroad: Spain, Summer 2015

This summer I am studying abroad in the beautiful city of Granada, Spain. The food is delicious, the people are friendly, and the music is amazing. My host parents and roommate make me feel like a part of the family and this amazing city already feels like home. I only knew one Hofstra student on this trip before we left New York but now I have met the other students and we are great friends! I am very fortunate to be able share wonderful experiences with them from visiting the Alhambra to taking a Flamenco dance class. We have only been here for one week, and I am excited to see what’s next!  
--By Amanda Moncada, '17

Monday, July 13, 2015

Hofstra’s Tree of the Week

As many of you may already know, Hofstra is well known for the beautiful campus with extraordinary landscape features, such as the various trees and tulips. For those of you not too close to campus, we have decided to feature a piece of Hofstra’s exquisite arboretum on our blog so that you can see our trees from a distance! The featured piece of Hofstra’s land is a tree with the scientific name Cedrus Atlantica ‘Fasigiata’ or the Upright Blue Atlas Cedar. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Movie of the Month: Jurassic World

            The newest part of the Jurassic Park film series, Jurassic World, is a box office hit! The film smashed box office records and made a total of $524.1 million in its opening across the globe, making it the highest gross global opening ever! The film touches on the highly debated topic of genetic modification by creating a hybrid breed dinosaur. Is this new monster a theme park success, or a little too much for the park rangers to handle? Find out for yourself, as I highly recommend the new thriller!