Richard Joel

Who Will Be YU’s Next President?

The preliminary candidates include lawyers, lots of rabbis, the Secretary of the Treasury and a highly regarded female educator.

09/21/2015 - 20:00

Yom Kippur has always been accompanied by the drama of selections.

Richard Joel

YU President Richard Joel To Step Down

Cites age and years of service to the school -- 13 -- as reasons behind the decision.

09/09/2015 - 20:00

Richard Joel, president of Yeshiva University, announced that he will step down at the end of his term.

Richard Joel. JTA

Y.U. To Merge Stern, Yeshiva Colleges Faculties

Move will enable more diverse course offerings, says president of struggling university.

03/18/2015 - 20:00

Yeshiva University announced plans to merge the faculty of its two undergraduate schools, Yeshiva College and Stern College.

Stern College. Via

YU Faculty Votes 'No Confidence' In President Joel

Yeshiva University faculty and students take unprecedented step to call attention to school's "refusal to take responsibility" for financial woes.

03/14/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In an unprecedented move based on deep concern over their jobs, the faculty of Yeshiva College at Yeshiva University produced an overwhelming vote of “no confidence” in the University’s president, Richard Joel.

Faculty votes "no confidence" in university president, Richard Joel. Wikipedia Commons

Moody’s: Yeshiva U. Could Run Out Of Unrestricted Cash In 2015

03/25/2014 - 20:00

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

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

11/20/2013 - 19:00

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's Joel Expresses ‘Shame,' Pride

Independent report cites ‘multiple instances’ of abuse, not just at high school; ‘significant improvement’ since 2001.
08/26/2013 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

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.

Richard Joel

Rabbi Lamm Cites His Mistakes As He Retires From Yeshiva University

06/30/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Nearly seven decades after he first entered Yeshiva University as a student, five decades after he began teaching at the school, 37 years after he became its president and a decade after he stepped down from that post, Rabbi Norman Lamm this week retired from his last, mostly ceremonial, positions at YU.

Rabbi Norman Lamm: Says mistakes were well-intentioned. Photo courtesy Rabbinical Council of America

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