YU Thanks Police and Firefighters in Student-Run Initiative

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Zach Sterman

On Tuesday, November 22, the ground level of the Gottesman Library was occupied by a rotation of NYPD police officers and FDNY firefighters. The occasion was a student-led initiative to show solidarity and support for those who risk their lives for the protection and betterment of society around them. Students were encouraged to express appreciation by thanking the officers and firefighters in person and by signing posters emblazoned with YU’s logo to be framed and presented to the NYPD’s 34th... Read more

Do you know the Muffin Man who lives in Washington Heights? Eizenshtein Bakery Is Back

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Etan Vann

On Monday November 13, the Eizenshtein Bakery reopened its doors after a five-month hiatus. While not under new ownership, the bakery is taking a new angle on how to best serve the YU community than it had previously, focusing on offering a wide selection of items at a price that is affordable for the student body. While for many years the Heights has had countless different kosher dining and grocery options, the one thing that it lacked was a kosher... Read more

YU Lowers AP Exemption Standard

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Noam Beltran

Advanced Placement courses are university level classes taught in high school, which culminate with a challenging standardized test in May that is graded on a standard of 1 through 5 (with 5 being the highest). Due to the rigor of these courses, it is accepted practice among a large number of universities to honor scores of 3, 4, and 5 as sufficient to fulfill a college requirement and exempt the student from taking that class. Yeshiva University has always taken... Read more

News Update- Delay in Opening of 16 Handles in the Heights

Published: November-27-2016       Author: Elliot Heller

YU students will have to wait a little longer to enjoy frozen yogurt in the Heights. A representative from 16 Handles, the popular frozen yogurt and smoothie franchise which has been planning a branch on the corner of Audubon Avenue and 185th Street (across from Dunkin Donuts) for several months now, said there have been delays in acquiring some of the millwork needed for the store. They are working on fixing the issue, but no definitive timetable has been set... Read more

President-Elect Rabbi Berman Discusses Vision and Goals for YU

Published: November-16-2016       Author: Doron Levine, Avi Strauss, and Yitzchak Fried

The Yeshiva University Board of Trustees voted last night to elect Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as YU’s fifth President. Chairman of the Board Moshael Straus sent out the official confirmation today, announcing that Rabbi Dr. Berman “will begin to spend time with the University in the spring and will officially begin his tenure in July 2017.” As the initial excitement of the Board’s vote is still in the air, Rabbi Berman can now officially begin his transition into the presidency.... Read more

BREAKING: Board Elects Rabbi Ari Berman as YU’s Fifth President

Published: November-15-2016       Author: Doron Levine and Lilly Gelman

The Yeshiva University Board of Trustees voted today to elect Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman to succeed Richard Joel as Yeshiva University’s president. Rabbi Dr. Berman will become YU’s fifth president, joining the ranks of Rabbi Bernard Revel, Rabbi Dr. Samuel Belkin, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, and Mr. Richard Joel. The vote happened this afternoon in the Gottesman Board Room on the fifth floor of the YU Beren Campus building located at 215 Lexington Avenue. The result of the vote was transmitted to The Commentator by a number of... Read more

Despite Political Differences, Students Gather for Election Party

Published: November-09-2016       Author: Sam M. Gelman

On Election Night 2016, the Yeshiva University community came together for an election viewing party. Over 200 students shuffled in and out of the Morg Lounge to cheer on their candidates while enjoying pizza and snacks. The event was hosted by the College Republicans, College Democrats, J. Dunner Political Science Society, and YU Observer, and was part of a series of events surrounding this election including a debate between the College Democrats and College Republicans and a viewing party of... Read more

Board to Vote on Whether to Confirm Rabbi Ari Berman as YU’s Next President

Published: November-07-2016       Author: Doron Levine and Commentator Staff

The Commentator has learned from a source close to YU’s presidential search process that the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees will vote next week on whether to confirm Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman as the university’s next president. Chairman of the Board Moshael Straus announced on September 13 that Rabbi Dr. Berman’s candidacy had been advanced by the presidential search committee and that “[Rabbi] Dr. Berman will meet with trustees, faculty and other key university stakeholders and acquaint himself with the... Read more

In Israel, Students Spend a Summer Building Camps and Experiences

Published: November-06-2016       Author: Yosef Kerendian

The school year was finally over, and to some that meant only one thing. Every year, Yeshiva University sends 24 individually picked students from a pool of well over 100 applicants to Israel for three and a half weeks. The aim is to run an American-style summer day camp for underprivileged teens coming from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds from different cities. The cities are all in the southern part of Israel, namely Arad, Dimona, and Kiryat Malachi. Each city had its... Read more

TEDx YU Spreads Ideas to the Yeshiva Community

Published: November-06-2016       Author: Eitan Lipsky

Over the past 10 years, “TED talks” have become wildly popular sources of creativity, information, and inspiration for the online community. Talks from the annual TED conference in Vancouver, which features famous speakers from nearly all imaginable walks of life, as well as from many other smaller conferences held throughout the world, have combined to be watched well over one billion times on the TED website. On Tuesday, November 1st, YU joined the TED community, as 100 Yeshiva University students,... Read more

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