On Brink of Professional and Academic Careers, New Graduates Reflect on Undergraduate Experience
They are art historians, human capital consultants and biotechnologists. They come from Jerusalem, Montreal and Miami. They’ll be pursuing cutting-edge graduate work at first-class institutions like Harvard and New York University. They’ll build their own businesses from the ground up. And they’ll also be giving back by teaching at schools for children with special needs and developing innovative educational programs about world issues.
They’re the Yeshiva University Class of 2012.
On May 24, more than 750 students will march across the Izod Center stage at Yeshiva University’s 81st Commencement Exercises, as they celebrate the completion of their undergraduate careers. However, these new alumni know their education is far from over.
As they begin the next chapter of their lives, members of the graduating class reflected on the good times, the defining moments and the takeaways of their unique YU experiences. Read the rest of this entry…
YU Students and Alumni Recognized by Jewish Week’s ”36 Under 36″
Yeshiva University students and alumni continue to greatly impact the Jewish community. In its fifth annual “36 Under 36” section, The New York Jewish Week highlights 10 young YU students and alumni for their significant contributions as educators, thinkers, social justice activists and artists reinventing Jewish life:
Dr. Chip Edelsberg Implores New Azrieli Graduates to Strive for Authenticity
The buoyant mood and cheerful light that infused the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration’s annual commencement ceremonies served as perfect contrast to the grey and gloomy evening weather outside Belfer Hall on Monday, May 21. Fifty one master’s students, 11 accelerated students, 10 doctoral students, and two specialist certificate recipients received recognition in a packed hall where extra chairs had to be brought in at the last minute to accommodate an overflow crowd of excited family and friends.
For Judith Cahn, who earned her doctoral degree, at least two members of her family didn’t have to worry about finding a chair because they had spots in the section reserved for graduating students. Read the rest of this entry…