National Panhellenic Council

January 21, 2015 - 10:29pm
How Greek life helps prepare young women to launch successful careers.

In the fall of 2008, Macia Batista, a junior at Le Moyne College, attended a women’s panel on human trafficking at Syracuse University. After the event, Batista sought out the familiar face of the woman who led the event. To Batista’s surprise, the woman, Joannie Diaz, was her high school classmate. But this woman was about to become much more to her. In just a few months, Batista would call Diaz her sorority sister, and fast forward six years later and she is now Batista’s business partner.

April 16, 2013 - 11:26pm
Film director Spike Lee spoke to students and community members Tuesday night about his film career and advised students to follow their dreams.

In 1989, Spike Lee’s epochal Do the Right Thing, a manic meditation on race and morality on the hottest day of the year in Lee’s native Brooklyn, was heralded as a film that was wildly in sync with its times. According to Roger Ebert, one of the film’s earliest champions, Do the Right Thing was one of the most earnest reflections of modern race relations to hit theaters in years. The film felt fiercely modern.

But Tuesday night, while addressing a packed house in Goldstein auditorium, Lee referred to himself as an old man—“all fuddy duddy.”