Monthly Archives: September 2007

Former YU Chairman of the Board Ronald P. Stanton Announces $100 Million Gift to YU — Largest Single Gift in N. America to Jewish Education

Former YU chairman of the board and New York City industrialist Ronald P. Stanton has announced a gift of $100 million to Yeshiva University. The largest single gift ever in North America in support of Jewish education and Jewish life, Mr. Stanton’s contribution affirms his commitment to Yeshiva University’s distinctive mission and his endorsement of the strategic direction set by the University’s president, Richard M. Joel.

Students Join Protest at Columbia University Over Iranian President’s Speech

When Columbia University announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to speak on its Morningside Heights campus, Yeshiva University students immediately began organizing their protest. Despite being on vacation, at least 30 Yeshiva University students made their voices heard among the hundreds of other activists gathered to protest Ahmadinejad’s visit on Monday.

YU Forges Educational Partnership with India at Public Health Conference

Yeshiva University brought the public health systems of India and the United States closer together last week when President Richard M. Joel signed a historic memo of understanding with his counterpart from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) at a conference, “Diversity and Disparity in Health,” sponsored by YU’s Institute of Public Health Sciences.

Yeshiva University Students and Faculty Gather to Remember Professor Whose Life Was Cut Short

Some came to read favorite pieces of literature – John Donne’s sonnet, Death Be Not Proud, the George Herbert poem, Life – some came to read tehilim (Psalms). Some held back tears; others gave vent to their emotions. They all came to reflect on the life of Dr. Lana Schwebel, a dear friend, colleague and spirited teacher who died on July 7, following an automobile accident while touring the shores of Lake Baikal in southern Siberia.

AECOM Dean Nilda I. Soto Appointed by Governor Spitzer to Serve on New York State’s Minority Health Council

Nilda I. Soto, assistant dean for diversity enhancement at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been appointed by Governor Eliot Spitzer to serve on the New York State Minority Health Council. Ms. Soto’s term of service will be through March 2010.

Alumni-Initiated Long-Term Investment Fund Has High Hopes for the Future

It began with contributions as small as $180, and has grown into a sum of more than $100,000 in just one year. The YC100 Fund, established by Shai Barnea ’03Y and Josh Goldman ’04SB in September 2006, recently highlighted its exponential growth at a shareholder’s meeting celebrating its first anniversary. The fund is focused on long-term asset appreciation, with the goal of turning over a sizable contribution to the college at full maturity.