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Archive for February, 2017

President Cline Endorses University Endowment, Immigration Order In Letters to LIU Community

Hafeezah Nazim, Editor-IN-Chief In her recent welcome letter for the Spring 2017 semester, President Cline has announced that LIU Brooklyn’s net assets grew by nearly $34.6 million, an increase from last November by 8.6%. The University’s endowment is now $138.8 million, an overall increase of $23 million per year. Before the start of the new […]

Famed Investigative journalist Former George-Polk-Journalist-In-Residence Wayne Barret Dies At 71

Wandera Hussein, News Editor Famed investigative journalist Wayne Barrett, passed away on Jan. 20 due to lung interstitial lung disease. Barrett, who wrote the 1991 biography of Donald Trump, was known for his aggressive style of digging for the facts that were below the surface. He reported for the Village Voice for over 40 years; […]

LIU Browse Reboots Student Businesses, But Is It Making The Grade?

  Hassan Coker,  Managing Editor Near the campus library, on the third floor of the LLC building, sits Browse Tech Shop Brooklyn. For about a year, the student-run business – an authorized Apple product dealer – has been operating along the very busy corridor. In addition to employing students, campus officials see the store as […]

Student Takes The Initiative To Create Panel Discussion Over Immigrant Travel Laws

By Wandera Hussein  With national news centered heavily around the travel ban issued by President Donald Trump in recent weeks, Maryam Darvishi, 26 year old human resource management and services major, and grad student here at LIU, took matters into her own hands to create conversation on campus about the laws. Darvishi, who is of […]

Men’s Basketball Clinched NEC Tournament Birth With A Win Over FDU

Brandon Glogau Staff Writer The Blackbirds men’s basketball team has clinched a Northeast Conference tournament birth for the third straight season after defeating last year’s raining NEC champions, the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights by a final score of 75-69 on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Steinberg Wellness Center.   Senior guard Iverson Flemming led the […]

Scott On the NBA: The NBA All-Star Fan Voting IS A Joke

Scott Adams Staff Writer So the 2017 NBA All-Stars has been selected. NBA fans pick each conference’s starters. Fan voting is very flawed. This is a very important recognition of talent and accomplishment that is turned over to fans, who can vote multiple times and are very biased. This year, out west, fans mocked the […]

Baseball Welcomes Alumni Dan Pirillo As Their New Head Coach

Brandon Glogau Staff Writer LIU alumni Dan Pirillo has been named to be the second head-coach in the past three seasons for the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds baseball team. This hiring came off the heels of finishing back-to-back seasons finishing with a record below .500 under former head coach, Alex Trezza. Being an alumni Pirillo relates […]

LIU Softball Is Ready For Another NEC Title

By: Michael Chin, Sports Editor Last year, the LIU Brooklyn softball team captured their 14th NEC title, the most out of any sport in Northeast Conference history. This year’s 2017 Blackbirds softball team are feeling even more confident and hungry for another NEC title. The ace pitcher of the defending NEC champions, junior Erynn Sobieski, […]