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George Polk Award Winners Recognized, Annual Award Ceremony and Seminar Announced

By: Wandera Hussein The latest group of George Polk Awards in Journalism winners were announced on Feb. 20. The award, conferred by a panel of Brooklyn Campus journalism professors and media professionals recognizes impactful investigative journalism from the past year. In 1949, the Polk Awards was established at the Brooklyn Campus to honor CBS News […]

String of Campus Burglaries Poses Question of Campus Security

By: Hafeezah Nazim, Editor-In-Chief   In early November, Foreign Languages Professor Carole Macotta returned to her office in the Humanities Building, after attending an out-of-state conference to find that her laptop and small printer had been stolen. In response, NYPD and the Information Technology (IT) department assisted her by opening an investigation and giving her a […]

Club Spotlight: Model Citizen & UN clubs Seeks To Increase Political Awareness

By: Nyrrah Lubrun (Contributing Writer)  With a newly elected president, executive orders like the travel ban have created a clear anti-immigration sentiment. As this unorthodox presidency continues on, it is more important than ever for students to be informed. The Model Citizen’s club and Model UN aims to keep students informed about current events in the […]

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 […]

For First-Time Voters, Race For White House Brought Thrills, Drama and Fear

By Ponyx Chery, Contributing Writer With the election of Republican nominee Donald Trump to the White House, many first-time voters at the Brooklyn Campus brought a mix of emotions to polling stations across the city on Nov. 8. This included 21-year-old junior Ludwig Louis, who had urged the large number of followers on his Instagram […]

Censorship at LIU Post Campus Draws Concern from Student Newspaper

By: Wandera Hussein Student journalists of Long Island University’s Post Campus have filed a formal complaint over the censorship and deliberate dumping of recent editions of their publication, The Pioneer. Maxime Devillaz, editor-in-chief of The Pioneer has expressed major concern about censorship. “Consequently, Dr. Kim Cline (university president) has placed a gag order on administrators, […]

Students and Faculty Complain of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at LIU New Janitorial Provider Now on Defense as Campus Cleanliness Declines

By Hassan Coker, Managing Editor For more than the past month, student and faculty complaints over campus-wide garbage pileups, dirty bathrooms along with the visible appearance of rodents have grown louder. Adding to those complaints, Seawanhaka has learned in a series of exclusive interviews – including several that were conducted with anonymous janitorial personnel – […]