Faculty Council Meeting Announces Beginning of Academic Refinancing/Restructuring

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

A Faculty Council meeting was held last Friday to discuss issues pertaining to tenure and academic changes that will take place as a result of the University’s difficult financial situation.  The topic of tenure was discussed in a meeting exclusively for the undergraduate units of the university.  A document outlining the procedure for faculty to receive tenure or promotions had been developed over a period of two years by the Faculty Council and was approved by a vote of the... Read more

Josh Rochlin’s Century Ride

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

Josh Rochlin, lifelong member of the Jewish community currently residing in Teaneck, NJ, went to Columbia University for his undergraduate degree (‘88) and JD (‘91) and never had much to do with Yeshiva University. Yet, on September 7, he rode in the New York Century, a 100-mile bike race that spans the varying neighborhoods of New York City, and raised nearly $65,000 for Yeshiva’s Scholarship Fund. This incredible feat was achieved despite a rollercoaster of a year for Mr. Rochlin.... Read more

Unity in a Time of Distress

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

With a resounding “Amen,” a crowd of more than 500 people at once affirmed its faith in God and expressed a heartfelt prayer for Max Profeta, a fellow YU student, to merit a full and lasting recovery from his illness. For the first time in several minutes, many in the crowd ceased their prayerful swaying and relaxed their furrowed brows. As the crowd began to shuffle out of the beit midrash, a lone voice, pure in tone yet powerful in... Read more

The Future of Stern Shabbatonim

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

Joint-campus shabbatonim in midtown highlight the year for many YU students. Stern shabbatonim combine the vibrant Shabbat atmosphere from both campuses, replete with inspirational davening, lively meals and tisches, dynamic speakers, and the opportunity to socialize with peers. The shabbatonim range in size and attendance, notably including large themed shabbatonim that typically draw over seventy uptown students such as the TAC/SOY, Athletics, Sephardic, and Syms shabbatonim. However, recent developments in the university’s hotel arrangements have called the future of these... Read more

Family Discovery Club Visits Ellis Island

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

In 1913, a Chassidic couple from Warsaw came with five of their children on a ship to America. At least one of their older children had already come to America. The couple had been wealthy back in Warsaw: they had employed maids there, and when they immigrated the father — who was a Levi —- brought with him a small Sefer Torah, and the mother hid a large sum of money in her skirt. The mother was pregnant on the... Read more

The Future of Music at YU

Published: October-01-2014       Author: 

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables, beautifully expressed what so many of us instinctively feel. Music, in whatever form we prefer, carries so much meaning. Whether our thing is jazz, rock, indie, alternative, or kumzits, we’ve all been hit before by the power of a song, a lyric, a tune, or a melody. Our music speaks to us. And that power is made possible by... Read more

Budget Cuts and New Policies: How Changes to the Cafeteria Will Affect You

Published: September-10-2014       Author: 

As returning students to Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus know all too well, every year brings new changes to how YU operates. This year is no different, especially within Dining Services, the cafeteria, and the meal options on campus, as the department seeks to revamp its offerings and update its services to best serve the students given the University’s financial situation. One major change within the Furman Dining Hall is the two different areas of cash registers: one pair to service... Read more

News Briefs

Published: September-10-2014       Author: 

Lawsuit Dismissal Upheld Last Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold the dismissal of the $680 million lawsuit that sought to shine a light on the claims of sexual abuse almost 35 former students of Yeshiva University’s MTA high school. Deciding that the statute of limitations had expired on the case, in which the first claims “were brought more than 20 years after the last plaintiff left,” as reported by the New York Law Journal. Though the... Read more

ALS Challenge Brings Buckets of Ice and Charity to YU

Published: September-10-2014       Author: 

Since early 2014, people all over North America have been issuing each other nominations in order to raise money for various charities and organizations, from Feed The Deed to Chug a Coke for the IDF. The big shift to ALS and ice buckets only came in late July when Peter Frates, former captain of the Boston College baseball team, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, took the Ice Bucket Challenge in Fenway Park. With the Challenge, in which participants... Read more

Yellow Cartons and Elevator Lines: Another Orientation in the Books

Published: September-10-2014       Author: 

August 20th marked the beginning of this year’s Fall Orientation, the start of a journey for a new class of first-year Yeshiva University students. Move-in day kicked it off, as as bag-toting students entered Belfer Hall, greeted by faculty and student leaders. There, they received information on the days ahead as well as dormitory assignments. With informative sessions throughout campus, a lot of unpacking, and chances to hear from faculty and meet one another, the students quickly became acquainted with... Read more

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