- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Creative Writing
- Gender: M
- High School: Saugus High School
- Transfer Student: N
I really like the feel of just walking around campus, because it's a really nice campus with lots of greenery and I also like how the buildings, especially on south campus, look. But it seems like the administration is more concerned with prestige and sounding important than the well-being of the students. They recently spent one and a half million dollars to have the last 2008 presidential debate here on campus. I think that's really cool, but I kind of wish they had spent that money, plus maybe the money put towards the incredibly fancy "University Hall" (which students barely ever have a chance or reason to go into), renovating the decrepit dorm buildings. Also, the town of Hempstead isn't a very hospitable, or even welcoming, place for college students. Almost every week I hear of a stabbing or assault of some Hofstra student or another, and these are usually just down the street at the local bar or club.
My classes have been very good for the most part. My teachers have been enthusiastic, incredibly knowledgeable about their subject matter, and with one notable exception, stay on topic. My favorite class so far has been Introduction to Philosophy, taught by Ralph Acampora. He knew seemingly everything about the subject matter he taught, and seemed to really love what he was doing. I have a great selection of classes at Hofstra, but that may just be because I am a creative writing/philosophy double major. My girlfriend is a biology major who eventually wants to go into medicine, and she has a downright poor selection of classes: next semester there is only one section of each of three classes she needs to take, and two of them conflict.
I haven't had much interaction with other "groups" on campus, no group has rubbed me in a particularly bad or good way.
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