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  • For female coach of Y.U. men’s team, biggest adjustment may be learning Jewish ways

    September 8, 2014 | 10:38 am

    Having been a standout player in high school and college, and an assistant coach, new Yeshiva University men’s volleyball coach Jacqui Dauphinais has plenty of knowledge about the sport.

    And in her one season as an assistant for the Maccabees, she showed she wasn’t afraid to...

  • Joe Lieberman to teach at Y.U.

    July 24, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Joseph Lieberman, the former Connecticut senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, will teach at Yeshiva University during this school year in a position named for him.

    Lieberman was appointed the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service....

  • Investigative report skewers Yeshiva U. for past investment practices

    June 19, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    The Jewish Channel, together with TakePart, has published an investigative report on Yeshiva University.

    Headlined “How to Lose $1 Billion: Yeshiva University Blows its Future on Loser Hedge Funds,” the article notes that contrary to conventional wisdom, the Madoff Ponzi scheme...

  • Y.U. rabbinical student sentenced to 13 years in abuse case

    April 3, 2014 | 5:39 pm

    A Yeshiva University rabbinical student who pleaded guilty to child exploitation and distributing child pornography was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison.

    Evan Zauder, 28, was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in New York, the Y.U. student newspaper, The...

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  • Moody’s: At current pace, Yeshiva U. will run out of money in 2015

    March 26, 2014 | 3:41 pm

    Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

    Moody’s has downgraded Y.U.’s credit rating several times over the last three years, including on March 5 to B3, indicating a high credit risk.

    In a...

  • Watch: Zach Braff promotes Yeshiva University

    February 18, 2014 | 11:45 am

    If Zach Braff’s new film “Wish I Was Here” ends up making money, the regular folks who funded the thing via Kickstarter probably won’t see any of the profits. That said, certain donors will get to see a little more of Braff himself–like this mysterious donor who apparently...

  • Sexual abuse lawsuit against Yeshiva U. tossed

    January 31, 2014 | 9:13 am

    A federal judge tossed out a $680 million sexual abuse lawsuit filed by 34 former students at Yeshiva University.

    Manhattan federal Judge John Koeltl in his 52-page legal opinion said the victims, who range in age from their late 30s to their early 60s, waited too long to speak...

  • Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran [VIDEO]

    October 25, 2013 | 11:01 am

    Blogger Philip Weiss captured video of Sheldon Adelson’s call this week for the United States to detonate a nuclear bomb as a warning to Iran. The comment, made in a panel discussion at Yeshiva University, has been widely criticized. But a spokesperson for Adelson, a...

  • Investigation: Y.U. sex abuse extended beyond high school for boys

    August 26, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Incidents of physical and sexual abuse at Yeshiva University were not limited to its high school for boys, an investigation has found.

    An outside investigation commissioned by the university following reports of sexual abuse by two faculty members at Y.U.’s high school for boys...

  • 12 plaintiffs join $380 million sex-abuse suit against Y.U.

    August 7, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Twelve former students joined a $380 million lawsuit against Yeshiva University for covering up sexual abuse at its high school.

    The new plaintiffs’ names came out in court papers used in a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., according to the New York...

  • July 9, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline:  Exclusive: Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels - sources

    To Read:  Political scientist Eric Grynaviski takes a look at some evidence from the Nixon era which makes him reconsider the 'Israel Lobby influence' theory-

    Now, Nixon and Kissinger were...

  • Alvin Schiff, Jewish education pioneer, dies

    July 8, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    Alvin Schiff, a  pioneer in Jewish education and a prolific author, has died.

    Schiff died of unknown causes, Yeshiva University announced Monday. He was in his mid-80s.

    At Yeshiva University, he established and directed the Graduate School of Jewish Education in 1959, which...

  • Former students file $380 million lawsuit against Y.U.

    July 8, 2013 | 1:48 pm

    A $380 million lawsuit was filed against Yeshiva University by former students who allege the school covered up allegations of sexual misconduct by staff members.

    The lawsuit, which was filed Monday in White Plains, N.Y., alleges a “massive cover-up of the sexual abuse of [high...

  • Norman Lamm’s letter announcing departure from Yeshiva University

    July 1, 2013 | 11:52 am

    Rabbi Norman Lamm, who serves as Yeshiva University’s president, chancellor and head of its rabbinical school, announced his departure on Monday in a letter acknowledging his failure to respond adequately to sexual abuse allegations against two rabbis at Y.U.’s high school for...

  • Putting the pieces together

    June 5, 2013 | 11:10 am

    Much has been written about the world’s heroes — big and small — but sometimes making a major difference in someone’s life doesn’t take a single word. 

    Consider the example of Ruth Maouda, a sterling senior at YULA Girls High School who volunteers for Etta Israel Center, an...

  • Reclaiming the Morality of Our Torah: A Response to Rabbi Hershel Schachter

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    March 20, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Recently, a scandal emerged within the Orthodox community when Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a halakhic leader and member of the faculty of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), made an overtly racist comment that was recorded at a London conference....

  • Schachter, Y.U. dean, warns about reporting sex abuses cases

    March 15, 2013 | 9:21 am

    Rabbi Hershel Schachter, a dean at Yeshiva University, has warned against reporting uncorroborated sex abuse allegations to police.

    Schachter was recorded at a rabbinical conference in February in London warning that false allegations could lead to arrests and imprisonment with a...

  • A rabbinic lesson in marriage counseling

    March 6, 2013 | 8:54 am

    All too often, religious and societal taboos impede honest dialogue about difficult issues that can affect any marriage, such as spousal abuse, blended families, adoption and infidelity.

    Learning how to deal with those situations is one reason why Associate Rabbi Adir Posy of...

  • On its 10th anniversary, Lauder Business School looking West for new students

    February 26, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    With more than 250 students living, studying or partying on its campus, quiet moments are rare at the Lauder Business School. But when a lull does occur, it reminds managing director Alex Zirkler of this Jewish university’s opening 10 years ago, when it had only seven students, 15...

  • Azrieli Foundation donates $10 million to Yeshiva University

    May 3, 2012 | 10:36 am

    The Azrieli Foundation made a $10 million donation to Yeshiva University in honor of foundation founder David Azrieli’s 90th birthday.

    The donation, the largest in the foundation’s history, is earmarked for the university’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and...

  • First person: For Jewish transsexual teaching at Yeshiva University, no easy path to being a daughter

    April 30, 2012 | 11:37 am

    If your mother has never seen your face—if you have never had a face to be seen—if, in a sense, you have never been born—do you have a mother? If your mother has always called you “son,” can you ever really become her daughter?

    For most of my life, I couldn’t begin to ask such...

  • Yeshiva University ranks as 4th most popular U.S. college

    February 2, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

    The annual rankings are based on the percentage of students who attend a university out of the total number who are accepted to the school. According to the...

  • Premarital Sex, Orthodox Jews & Censorship

    By Ilana Angel

    December 15, 2011 | 9:57 am

    Stern College for Women is part of Yeshiva University of Manhattan.  It is an Orthodox Jewish school, and while it has classes that are religious based and not, it is a religious campus and the rules and regulations of Orthodoxy are followed.  Even if it means censorship.

    Earlier...

  • Shh! Don’t talk about sex at Yeshiva University

    December 13, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    It wasn’t your typical college sex scandal. There were no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date rape charges.

    Instead, the precipitating incident was the publication by a student-run newspaper of a female student’s first-person account...

  • YU study finds correlation between services, optimism

    November 11, 2011 | 10:10 am

    A new study by Yeshiva University found a correlation between regular attendance at religious services and an optimistic outlook.

    The study, to be published next week in the Journal of Religion and Health, examined data from 92,539 postmenopausal women who were participating in the...

  • YU student to donate compensation award to terror victims

    September 14, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    A Yeshiva University student who was the victim of anti-Semitism while an exchange student at St. Andrews University in Scotland will donate his compensation award to victims of terrorism.

    The anti-Semitic act against Chanan Reitblat was committed in March on the same day that...

  • Yeshiva U. gives Talmud doctorate to woman for first time

    August 11, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Yeshiva University gave its doctorate in Talmud to a woman, Shana Strauch Schick, 30, for the first time.

    The university’s graduate study program in Talmud has been available to women since 2000, but Schick is the first woman to complete it.

    Schick, a New Jersey native now living...

  • White House hosts heritage month festivities [VIDEO]

    May 17, 2011 | 2:21 pm

    President Obama hosted a reception for Jewish American Heritage Month.

    The reception Tuesday was less formal than the inaugural one last year, with brief remarks and a small Marine Corps band playing klezmer music.

    The 300 invitees included “grass-roots Jewish community leaders...

  • Richard Joel, Maccabeats in LA for first YU Shabbaton

    February 24, 2011 | 5:14 pm

    With 1,500 alumni in the Los Angeles area, including many rabbinic and educational leaders, Yeshiva University opened its first office here in September hoping to both raise YU’s visibility and offer its services and expertise to the local Orthodox community.

    “We want to be able...

  • Feb. 22–March 4, 2011

    By Ryan Torok

    February 22, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    SAT | FEB 26

    MARVIN HAMLISCH
    The composer of “A Chorus Line” and the songs “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better” has won every major entertainment award — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony — as well as a Pulitzer Prize and two Golden Globes. The pops conductor shares...

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