Long Island University

Long Island University (LIU) is a private university in the U.S. state of New York, overseas, and online. The university offers more than 500 academic programs at two main campuses, LIU Post and LIU Brooklyn, as well as non-residential programs at LIU Brentwood, LIU Riverhead, and LIU Hudson at Rockland and Westchester. LIU has NCAA Division I athletics and hosts the annual George Polk Awards in Journalism.

Long Island University
MottoUrbi et Orbi (Latin)
Motto in English
To the city and to the world
TypePrivate
non-profit
Established1926
EndowmentUS$238.4 million (2019)[1]
PresidentKimberly R. Cline
Academic staff
1400
Students15,197
Location
Brooklyn & Brookville
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CampusUrban, LIU Brooklyn, 11 acres (0.45 km²)
Suburban, LIU Post, 330 acres (130 ha)
NewspaperThe Pioneer
AthleticsNCAA
Div INEC
NicknameSharks
Websitehttp://www.liu.edu

History

LIU was chartered in 1926 in Brooklyn by the New York State Education Department to provide “effective and moderately priced education” to people from “all walks of life.”[2] LIU Brooklyn is located in Downtown Brooklyn, at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues. The main building adjoins the 1920s movie house, Paramount Theatre (now called the Schwartz Gymnasium), the building retains much of the original decorative detail and a fully operational Wurlitzer organ that rises from beneath the basketball court floorboards.[3] The campus consists of nine academic buildings; a recreation and athletic complex that includes Division I regulation athletic fields; one on-campus and two nearby residential buildings; and an adjoining parking facility. The campus is home to the university’s oldest school, LIU Pharmacy (Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), founded in 1891 as the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy,[4] and LIU Global, a four-year bachelor's degree program that allows students to live and study internationally in eight countries across eight semesters.[5] LIU Brooklyn is home to the NCAA Division I Blackbirds,[6] the George Polk Awards for excellence in journalism,[7] and Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts.

In 1951, in response to the growing number of families moving to the suburbs, LIU purchased an 177-acre (72 ha) estate known as Hillwood from cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her third husband Joseph E. Davies.[8] Located in the town of Brookville on Long Island's Gold Coast, the original home, Warburton Hall, had been built by William A. Prime and was extensively renovated by Marjorie and her second husband Edward F. Hutton. Three years later, the campus was renamed C. W. Post, in honor of Marjorie Post's father. In 2012, the university renamed all campuses. C.W. Post is now LIU Post, the university's largest campus, at 307 acres of historic 1920s mansions, gardens, athletic fields, art studios and performing arts space, broadcast television and radio stations, an on-campus sustainable energy facility, and the only on-campus equestrian facility on Long Island. LIU Post was home to the NCAA Division II LIU Post Pioneers and is the site of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. The school introduced its first online degree plan in 2004

On March 7, 2013, LIU named Kimberly R. Cline as its 10th president, becoming the first woman to lead the private, six-campus institution.[9]

President Kimberly R. Cline outsourced the work of two groups of previously unionized workers on campus, and oversaw the lockout of 400 faculty on the day before the 2016-17 school year.[10] On September 1, 2016, three days after the union’s contract expired and five days before the union was due to vote on the new contract,[11] the university cut off the affected staff's email accounts and health insurance, and told them they would be replaced.[12] This is the first time that a college or university in the United States has used a lockout against its faculty members, according to William A. Herbert, executive director of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions.[13] Following the lockout, the American Association of University Professors released a statement that it "deplores this action and supports the right of the LIU Brooklyn faculty to collectively bargain in good faith with its administration," and urged the LIU administration to resume negotiations.[14] In the first week of the autumn term, some students at LIU Brooklyn staged a walkout in support of the locked-out teaching staff.[15] With the 236 full-time faculty members and 450 adjuncts locked out, classes were taught by university administrators and temporary staff, and students reported inadequate instruction.[16] The lockout ended on September 14 with an agreement to continue the expired contract until May 31, 2017 and resume negotiations with a mediator.[17][18]

Organization

LIU is administered by a president and board of trustees who elect the president.

Campuses

LIU Brooklyn

LIU Brooklyn includes:

  • LIU Pharmacy, the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • LIU Global (formerly Global College)
  • Richard Conolly College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing
  • School of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences
  • School of Arts & Communication
  • Honors College

LIU Post

LIU Post includes:

  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Education, Information & Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Professional Accountancy
  • School of Computer Science, Innovation & Management Engineering
  • School of Health Professions and Nursing
  • School of Visual Arts Communication & Design
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Honors College

Other LIU locations

LIU Brentwood offers undergraduate and/or graduate programs in education, special education, literacy, mental health counseling, school counseling, psychology, criminal justice, and nursing.

LIU Hudson offers graduate and advanced certificate programs in business, public administration, pharmaceutics, education (early childhood, childhood, literacy, special education, and TESOL), educational leadership, school counseling, school psychology, mental health counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

LIU Riverhead is home to the Homeland Security Management Institute, which offers homeland security training. The institute has been designated a "Homeland Security Center of Excellence" by the United States Congress. Programs are also available in education, special education, literacy, communication studies, new media, cyber security, applied behavior analysis, and TESOL.

Athletics

Long Island University

The LIU Sharks compete in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics.

Men's Athletics

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field (Indoor & outdoor)
  • Wrestling

Women's Athletics

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field (Indoor & outdoor)
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Co-Ed Sports

  • Esports

Spirit Teams

  • Athletic Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance

Unification

On October 3, 2018, Long Island University announced that it was unifying the athletic programs of its two campuses into one Division I program, effective with the 2019-20 academic year. The unified LIU program will continue to sponsor all varsity sports that either campus sponsored before the merger.[19] The new program's nickname of Sharks was announced on May 15, 2019.[20]

The Sharks will add two completely new women's sports effective in 2019–20. Shortly before the athletic merger was announced, LIU Brooklyn announced that it would add women's ice hockey; that sport will carry over to the unified program.[21] Shortly after the merger announcement, LIU announced it would add women's water polo, placing that sport in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.[22]

Media

The LIU Public Radio Network broadcasts on 88.3 FM (WPPB) and 88.1 FM (WCWP). The LIU television broadcasts on channels 95 and 96 on campus only (PTV) LIU Brooklyn's student newspaper is Seawanhaka, and LIU Post's student newspaper is The Pioneer.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. "2017 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-06. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  2. "Campus History - Long Island University". liu.edu.
  3. Grella, George. "A Relic Reborn". The Brooklyn Rail. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  4. "LIU Pharmacy". Liu.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  5. "LIU Global". Liu.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  6. "LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds". Liuathletics.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  7. "LIU George Polk Awards". Liu.edu. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  8. Times, Special To The New York (26 October 1951). "L.I.U. TAKES OVER LONG ISLAND ESTATE" via NYTimes.com.
  9. "LIU names first female chief executive, Kimberly Cline". Newsday. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
  10. "Classes Start at LIU Brooklyn on September 7—but Faculty Are Locked Out" via The Nation.
  11. "Locking out professors is an affront to education". The Guardian. September 8, 2016.
  12. Semuels, Alana. "An Unprecedented Faculty Lockout". The Atlantic.
  13. "LIU Brooklyn campus, in contract dispute with faculty union, tells 400 professors they will be replaced". Inside Higher Ed.
  14. American Association of University Professors. "Statement on LIU Brooklyn Lockout" (PDF). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  15. "Students At LIU Brooklyn Walk Out In Support Of Professors In Contract Dispute". WABC-TV. September 8, 2016.
  16. "As Lockout Continues at Long Island U., Students Report Meager Classroom Instruction". The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 9, 2016.
  17. Jaschik, Scott (15 September 2016). "LIU Faculty Lockout Ends". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  18. Bromwich, Jonah Engel; Robbins, Liz (14 September 2016). "Faculty Lockout at L.I.U.-Brooklyn Ends With Contract Agreement". New York Times. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  19. "One LIU: Frequently Asked Questions". Long Island University. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  20. "Welcome to the Shark Tank: Long Island University Chooses the Shark as New Mascot" (Press release). Long Island University. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  21. "Women's Ice Hockey Added as Varsity Sport at LIU Brooklyn; Morgan Tabbed as Inaugural Head Coach" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  22. "Women's Water Polo Added as Varsity Sport at LIU; Juarez Tabbed as Inaugural Head Coach" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
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