By: Richard Joel  | 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:

I would like to echo the concerns shared by members of the faculty in today’s letter regarding the December 5 student-sponsored talk. A university should and must offer diverse viewpoints and opinions, but let there be no mistake – this university is committed to civility and the sanctity of all people. This applies to our admissions and employment process, as well as our daily interactions in and outside of the classroom.

Sadly, the current political climate is beset with divisiveness and personal attacks rather than respectful dialogue. YU is committed to fostering an environment where ideas can be exchanged in a meaningful, productive and civil way. We can always agree to disagree but without exception, it must be done with respect.

Richard M. Joel
Bravmann Family University Professor
Yeshiva University