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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

YCSA president Shai Berman takes questions from students on proposed changes to the status quo.

YC Students, Council Gather to Organize Response

March 11, 2015 9:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With rumors and reports swirling about how financial instability is rocking Yeshiva College’s Core curriculum, student leaders and organizers have been working diligently to rally the student body to have their voice heard. Rumors and hearsay have created an atmosphere of uncertainty and anxiety amongst the student body, with many wondering what Yeshiva College will look like in the coming years. In efforts to quell some of the unrest and encourage student involvement during these formative and important times, student... Read more

Proposed Changes at YU Lack Focus on Education, Professors

March 11, 2015 9:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

As Yeshiva University’s financial difficulties continue, recently announced plans to cut costs on campus have left all adjunct, contract and non-tenure track faculty in fear for their jobs. These changes, which include cutting courses, faculty, and even departments, singularly focus on the financial strains on the University, paying little attention to how its effects on the university’s academic standing. According to one source, “Since such lines are not evenly distributed across departments, the cuts [are] happening selectively and with no... Read more