Tag: Hofstra University
Hofstra University, which hosted a presidential debate in 2008 and 2012, was a late selection to host the inaugural 2016 presidential debate because Wright State University in Ohio was originally slated to hold the competition of ideas on its campus, but dropped out due to rising costs.
Growing up on Long Island, many children enjoy spending time at the beach, but since kids tend to get bored quickly, they are often looking for new and exciting things to do. For parents, keeping their kids entertained—and not by just letting them waste their days playing video games or watching TV—can be a full-time job. But since parents and kids often disagree about what constitutes fun, here are some ideas for family friendly things to do on Long Island.
Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate between presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at its Hempstead, NY campus in September. The school has hosted two presidential debates in the past, in 2008 and 2012.
Long Island’s biggest export is its college students, the old joke goes, but the region has more than a dozen institutions where students can earn degrees in virtually any field of study. From small specialty colleges to large research universities, there are plenty of options for students to stay local. Many of LI’s colleges and universities have dorms that allow for students to transfer here from elsewhere. But matching a student with the right school can be a daunting task. Here to make the process of deciding easier is the Press’ Ultimate Guide to Long Island Colleges and Universities:
The 2016 Hofstra University/Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Program was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions. Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers attended its annual awards gala, where budding journalists were presented with accolades spanning more than 100 categories, including Newspaper of the Year.
They tawk just like us! People know we’re from Long Island as soon as we open our (big) mouths. Without the edginess of Brooklynese, the Long Island accent is as distinctive as it is irritating. I say it’s time we own it. No, we don’t all sound like Amy Fisher. But some of us do. And some of us sound much, much worse. Whatevah.
No matter what happens, for two weeks New York was front and center in the political world, giving the rest of the nation a unique opportunity to see what it means for candidates to come face-to-face with voters here.
Police are bracing for a crowd of up to 13,000 and protesters have already announced plans to hold a peaceful anti-Trump rally outside the venue.
It’s that time of the year—temperatures have risen, spring semester has ended, and college students are considering whether they should transfer schools. With fall admission application deadlines fast approaching, countless college students are contemplating the idea of leaving their current institution to attend another that better suits their needs. Yet, a significant portion of those students may not be quite ready to click “send” on their applications.
Howie Mandel cracks up NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Piff The Magic Dragon, Tracy Morgan & Meatloaf rip up The Paramount, Paula Poundstone floors The Landmark Theatre, Chris Janson rocks The Emporium, & Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver & Kristin Cavallari jazz up Book Revue, among so much more!