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First Gaffe of Debate Happens Before It Begins

It's Donald vs. Hilary, apparently

(Newser) - Both candidates dodged a bullet on Monday night in that the first gaffe of the 2016 presidential debates was made by ... neither of them. Host Hofstra University committed the goof, by way of "last-minute" souvenir tickets it printed for the 350 of its students who managed to get a... More »

Presidential Debate Host Backs Out Over Safety, Money

The debate was expected to cost Ohio's Wright State University more than $8M

(Newser) - Ohio's Wright State University was scheduled to host the first presidential debate of the general election Sept. 26—until it announced Tuesday it wouldn't be doing that. “This has been a very difficult decision to make but I am confident that it is the right one,”... More »

Source: Sorority Expelled Miss America for Hazing

Kira Kazantsev says she was wrongly accused

(Newser) - Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University last year, and it wasn't for banging plastic cups around , a source tells Jezebel . According to the source, the future Miss America and a friend were expelled from the sorority for hazing pledges, who were "... More »

Cops Fired Bullet That Killed Hofstra Student

Police say Dalton Smith was using Andrea Rebello as human shield

(Newser) - The Hofstra University junior who died early Friday in a home invasion was killed by a bullet fired by police, reports the New York Daily News in a sad coda in the death of Andrea Rebello. Police say the fatal bullet was one of eight fired by a veteran cop... More »

Hofstra Student Dead in Home Invasion

Armed intruder also killed in botched robbery

(Newser) - A Hofstra University student who lived in an off-campus house with her twin sister is dead after an armed burglar broke into the house overnight, reports the Daily News . The gunman also was killed. The details of what happened were unclear this afternoon, but the gunshots apparently began after police... More »

Hofstra Gang Rape Wasn't Rape—but It Wasn't OK

Drunken sexual encounters trivialize the problem of real rape

(Newser) - It’s clear now that the alleged Hofstra gang rape in a campus bathroom—in which a young woman said 5 guys tied her to a stall and attacked her—was not rape, by any legal definition. Confronted with a cell phone video, the woman recanted within 72 hours, admitting... More »

Hofstra Student Recants Gang Rape Claim

Four men released from jail after accuser admits sex was consensual

(Newser) - A reported gang rape at Hofstra University wasn't a rape after all, the local DA says. The accuser "recanted her claims against the five young men," a school official told students in a text message. The four men who had been charged—and publicly identified—were released from... More »

Water Glasses? Hofstra Sweats the Debate Details

University bends over backwards for debate

(Newser) - Hofstra University, the host of Wednesday's final presidential debate, is busy nailing down endless details for the big event, reports Newsday. “Whatever (the campaigns) want, we do,” says university president Stuart Rabinowitz. Such as:
  • They supplied each camp with replicas of the water glasses. “So they know
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Edwards Plans First Return to Public Stage

He'll speak next week at Hofstra, but without wife Elizabeth

(Newser) - John Edwards will emerge from his month-long seclusion to speak in New York next week, the AP reports. Edwards has not appeared publicly since he admitted his affair with videographer Rielle Hunter. His wife, Elizabeth, will not join him as scheduled at the September 8th speech at Hofstra University. Watchers... More »

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