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Hundreds of High School Students from Across the World Attend YU’s 23rd Annual Model UN Competition

For the 23rd straight year, the Yeshiva University National Model United Nations competition (YUNMUN) brought together hundreds of high school students from around the world for an interactive simulation of the inner workings of the real United Nations. From February 3 – 5, 460 student participants played the roles of delegates to actual UN member nations, championing positions on key issues and learning about the complexities of international diplomacy firsthand.

YUNMUN 2013 drew students from a record 48 high schools on three different continents, including delegations from Canada, Brazil and South Africa.

“It was thrilling to be able to represent our own country,” said Yaffa Abadi of Yeshiva College High School in Johannesburg. Read the rest of this entry…


Ariel Fishman Thanks Blood Donors who Saved his Life

After losing both of his legs in a taxi accident nearly one year ago, Dr. Ariel Fishman, needed multiple transfusions totaling 70 units of blood.

“If 70 different people hadn’t taken the one hour of their time to go to New York Blood Center and give blood, life would be very different for my children,” said Fishman, who serves as director of institutional research at Yeshiva University and assistant professor of management at the Sy Syms School of Business. “I don’t know who those people are but they gave blood and I am alive.”

In the video below, Fishman thanks blood donors everywhere.

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