Longtime Columnist Leaving 'Newsday' to Join Staff of Hofstra

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By: Lawrence Levy, a 30-year Newsday veteran and former Pulitzer finalist who most recently served as senior editorial writer, editorial board member and columnist, is leaving the newspaper for a position at Hofstra University, the school announced Monday.

Levy will become the new head of Hofstra's Center for Suburban Studies. He succeeds former Hempstead town supervisor Richard Guardino, who started the center in 2003. Guardino will be taking on a new role at Hofstra, which will be announced soon, university President Stuart Rabinowitz said.

Levy joined Newsday in 1977 as a reporter and has served as assistant Long Island editor, Nassau County bureau chief and as an Albany and Washington correspondent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1999 and has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, National Education Writers and The Associated Press, among others.

He has taught at Hofstra and Long Island University as an adjunct faculty member and been a guest lecturer at a number of other colleges.

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