I received my BS from Hofstra 40 years ago and am truly ashamed by their behavior. I stopped contributing to them when they got so PC they changed the nick name from "Flying Dutchmen" (Hofstra is named after the local potato farmer who gave the land for the University who was of Dutch origin) to "The Pride" (cheesy lion costumes.)
Yes, Hofstra is a private entity; but, what does their contract with the Commission for Presidential Debates cover? I would think the commission, the candidates, and parties would be less than pleased if the media didn't show up. I would think Hofstra had some obligation to the commission. And, to add insult to injury; Hofstra apparently misspelled Clinton's first name on the fancy schmancy tickets.