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Montefiore Takes Over Operations At YU’s Medical School

Move comes as cash-strapped university struggles to regain financial footing.

06/03/2014
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The Montefiore Health System is assuming operational control of Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

Part of the Einstein School of Medicine campus in the Bronx. Wikimedia Commons

YU's Debt Downgraded To Junk Status

01/13/2014
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Yeshiva University’s debt has again been downgraded by a ratings agency, this time to below investment grade, or junk status.

Yeshiva U. Has ‘Substantial Deficits,’ President Richard Joel Tells Staff

11/21/2013
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NEW YORK  — Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.”
In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient.

YU President Expresses `Shame' Over Abuse Findings, Pride In Current Policies

Independent report cites ‘multiple instances’ of abuse, not just at YU high school; ‘significant improvement’ since 2001.

08/26/2013
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Yeshiva University President Richard Joel expressed “profound shame and sadness” over the findings of an independent report commissioned by the university to investigate allegations of abuse at its boys high school, and other affiliated schools. Issued on Monday, the report found that “multiple incidents of varying types of sexual and physical abuse took place at the boys school” and other YU schools during the last decades of the 20th century.

YU's Richard Joel: Administration will act "with halachic urgency" to improve standards on abuse allegations. Photo courtesy YU

Needed: Independent Investigation On YU High School Scandal

12/24/2012

The media has reported serious accusations against two former employees of Yeshiva University’s High School (known as MTA), Rabbi Macy Gordon, a Talmud teacher, and Rabbi George Finkelstein, the principal. 

George Finkelstein's Open Office Door

Yeshiva University High School removed the door of principal accused of abuse, but not the abuser himself.

12/18/2012
Editor and Publisher

One of the more telling and unreported aspects of the George Finkelstein situation at Yeshiva University is the fact that at some point during the time he was principal of the high school several decades ago and accused of wrestling with students in his office, the door to his office was removed, according to a number of former students.

YU Warned By Accreditation Agency

12/05/2012

Yeshiva University, the Orthodox community’s flagship institution, has received a warning that its accreditation may be in jeopardy, according to a disclosure the university made, as required by its accreditation agency.

In order to take advantage of federal grants and loans, colleges must be accredited by agencies recognized by the Department of Education.

Tim Boxer At YU Convocation

12/26/2011
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, keynote speaker at Yeshiva University’s 87th annual Hanukkah convocation at the Waldorf-Astoria, was impressed how the university’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) engages in the spirit of tikkun olam.

She said graduate Josh Teitcher spent a summer in Israel with Counterpoint Israel—a CJF initiative for students to help local youth connect to Jewish values—and changed the life one young boy named Yitzchak.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and YU President Richard Joel at YU Convocation.

Sex Story Engulfs YU Beacon Website

12/12/2011
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It’s not your typical college sex scandal. There are no accusations of molestation, inappropriate faculty-student relationships or date-rape charges.

Acappella Maccabeats Closing In On 2 Million Hits

It's been a big week for YU -- a dreidel contest there made SNL's Weekend Update, and their student acappella group, the Maccabeats, are closing in on 2 million hits on YouTube with their "Candlelight" Internet sensation.

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