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Track and Field Victories

Brooklyn Campus track and field stars, seniors Camilla Harris and Cameron Horton, have been named Most Valuable Performers.

Harris helped her squad capture its second straight Northeast Conference crown, blitzing the field for four individual championships

to win her second straight MVP honor. She won the 60-meter dash in 7.70 seconds, the 60-meter hurdles in 8.74 seconds, the long jump with an NEC-record leap of 19’11” and the triple jump by clearing 39’4”. A repeat winner in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump, Harris raised her individual NEC championship total to 10 and helped the Blackbirds score 40 of their 146 points. Once again, LIU won in a rout as second-place University of Maryland/Baltimore County compiled 84 points.

Horton repeated as champion in the men’s 60-meter dash in 6.82 seconds and took the 200-meter dash in 21.4 seconds. He raised his NEC individual title count to four and became the first male in Brooklyn Campus history to be named MVP at the indoor championships.

Supporters Help C.W. Post to ‘Gro’

C.W. Post has been most fortunate in the support received from Long Island University alumni and private philanthropists. In recent months, the campus has dedicated several significant new facilities thanks to such support.

Closely following the dedication of the $18.5 million Pratt Recreation Center, C.W. Post celebrated the opening of the Fisher Family Clinical Education Center for Communication Disorders, which is providing high-tech laboratory space for students preparing for careers as speech-language pathologists. The new Michael Bivona Graduate Student Center is providing a place where students studying in C.W. Post’s prestigious AACSB-accredited M.B.A. program can work together, conduct research, consult with advisors and meet with faculty. Most recently, the campus celebrated the creation of the Miracle-Gro Greenhouse, a modern research facility for classes in botany, biology and environmental science, funded by Miracle-Gro founder and former CEO Horace Hagedorn and his wife, Amy.

News at Southampton Includes a New Provost

Following a nationwide search, Southampton College has named its new provost, Daniel J. Rodas. “I am excited by the challenges of Southampton College and the opportunity to help in the dynamic repositioning of this intimate liberal arts college within one of America’s largest private universities,” said the former assistant vice president at Duke University. Welcoming Dr. Rodas to the Long Island University family, Dr. David Steinberg, Long Island University president, said, “He is just the leader Southampton College needs at this moment in its history, bringing an understanding of the business of higher education as well as imagination, verve and leadership skills to his new role.” Dr. Rodas succeeds Timothy H. Bishop, who ran a winning campaign for a seat in the United States Congress in the First Congressional District after serving as Southampton's provost for 17 years.

Earlier this year, Southampton celebrated with literary luminaries at a dazzling program emceed by George Plimpton. U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt, Jules Feiffer, Frank McCourt and Nora Ephron are just a few of the writers who read from their works as part of an invitation-only event at The Culture Project in Manhattan, to benefit Long Island University’s 28th annual Summer Writers Conference, which will be held at the College from July 16-27. For more information about the Conference, please call 631-287-8175.

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