All Posts: Shlomo Friedman

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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

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Review: Gottesman Library Photography Gallery

November 27, 2016 9:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The story begins, as do most articles in these pages, with the inimitable Connie Rose. In the wake of her master-mural, which impressively drew the ire of both art critics and Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 141:1, much noise was heard and much suggested that the students of Yeshiva University design and paint the Nagel’s Bagels vault door. Other students, taking up the call, decided to express the artistic spirit of the student body in a different capacity. The Photography Club... Read more

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Rightsizing and Downsizing: Analyzing Trends in Yeshiva College Course Offerings

September 9, 2015 1:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A former version of this article was published late last year. We expanded the scope of the article from 2012 to 2009, among other changes, for this re-publishing. It’s no secret that financial and curricula changes abound at our University, specifically in Yeshiva College. We decided to track the changes in course offerings over the last couple of years, to better contextualize these turbulent times. We started with 2009, the beginning of the financial changes at this university, and used... Read more

Pieces of Ourselves

May 13, 2015 9:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Those who stumbled into Weissberg Commons during the Yom Ha’atzmaut festivities were treated with an unusual, and even jarring, sight. No, it was not the awkward co-ed mingling, nor the ridiculous amounts of blue-and-white cookies.  Rather, there on the carpeted walls of that poorly lit and oddly designed room, were stunning pictures and even a couple of paintings.I highlight this point because artistic skill on Wilf is not a davar pashut (a simple matter) for two reasons. First, in context... Read more

Rightsizing and Downsizing: Analyzing Trends in the Yeshiva College Course Offerings

May 13, 2015 9:16 pm Published by 2 Comments

It’s no secret that financial and curricula changes abound at our University, specifically in Yeshiva College. In light of the release of the upcoming semester’s schedule, we decided to track the changes in course offerings over the last couple of years, to better understand these turbulent times. We started with 2012 because it was the beginning of the implementation of the Core, so it offers a fair comparison to our current schedule. Additionally, we only compared Fall offerings from these... Read more