This is big news in NY. A girl attending Hofstra was held hostage and then killed by a cop when he shot the perp. I got my MBA from Hofstra, so I like to think of better memories of the place.
I had dragged out my stay at Hofstra because I liked going there. But most of the people I was friends with had already graduated by the time I graduated. I went to the ceremony anyway and brought some neighbors and family. There was a reception for the MBA students right after the ceremony and I decided to go even though I didn't expect to see anyone I knew. I was wrong. There was this girl Susan who I had taken a single summer class with four years before graduation. We were part of a group project in that class and as a group we spent many hours working together on the project. I wasn't really that close with Susan and had not seen her on campus in those four years since. But when we saw each other at the reception we hugged like long lost lovers. She was now married and her husband was there and I have no idea what he thought. We had never hugged before but we did that day for a long time. That was the last time I saw her.
My graduation day from Hofstra was one of the top days in my life. It was a beautiful day, I had people cheering for me when I got my diploma, and expecting to see no one I knew at the graduation ran into someone who was part of a great summer four years before. Oh and our group got the highest grade in the class.
That afternoon on TV they showed this movie, and I sort of thought our group was like the Breakfast Club. We had two girls and three guys and we all had different backgrounds. But we worked together great.