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Changes at YU, Charted

January 3, 2017 12:05 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a fourth year student on campus, I remember the good old days of YU. During this bygone bucolic era, Golan was free on Mondays, Glueck elevator doors opened instantaneously, and the Belfer wind tunnel simply didn’t exist. Imagine that, FTOC. At least, I think that’s what I remember; I’m not really sure now. After four years of intense schooling and thumpingly loud street music, it’s possible a neuron or two got fried. So how do we look back objectively... Read more

The “Video-Conferential Equation”

October 1, 2014 11:55 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The idea of videoconferencing at Yeshiva University emerged a few years ago at the highest levels of the academic administration. The purpose of the initiative was to address several problems, primarily the distance between the Wilf and Beren campuses. On paper, videoconferencing appears to be an ideal solution to the problem of similar courses, sometimes taught at the same time, on both campuses. However, video-conferenced classes require a very important investment in both equipment and technological staff. Pros and Cons... Read more