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    Queens College honors killed alum Hoyt Jacobs with poetry prize

    A GoFundMe campaign has been started to honor QC alum Hoyt Jacobs who was tragically hit and killed while bicycling in Long Island City on Jan. 17. A 2011 recipient of an MFA in Poetry from QC, Hoyt had taught Creative Writing and Composition here as an adjunct and went on to receive certification in teaching English as a Second Language at QC. In just 17 days, the fund has raised $10,470 surpassing the benchmark of $10,000. The poetry prize is $1000 and is now guaranteed for the next ten years. “Hoyt had so much more to give–as a poet, and as a human being–we wanted to keep him with…