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Earlier today, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP released its report marking the completion of the firm’s eight-month investigation into allegations of past abuse at Yeshiva University High School for Boys. There are findings set forth in this report that serve as a source of profound shame and sadness for our institution. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire University community, I express my deepest and most heartfelt remorse, and truly hope that our recognition of these issues provides some level of comfort and closure to the victims. Although we cannot change the past, we remain committed to making confidential counseling services available to those individual victims in the hope they can achieve a more peaceful future.

It is with them in mind that we move forward in continuing our efforts to lead our community away from a culture of apathy regarding issues of abuse and toward one of action, change and growth.

Today, the University is a safe place infused with a culture of warmth. For years we have enacted and enforced policies and procedures to protect our students and community members. We will continue to regularly review and, when appropriate, enhance those policies and procedures to ensure they always meet the standard of “best in class.” YU must continue to foster a culture of integrity, caring, responsiveness and, above all, place the safety of our students first. Read the rest of this entry…

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Dear Members of the Yeshiva University Community,

Last December, in response to reports of past abuse at Yeshiva University High School for Boys, the Yeshiva University Board of Trustees retained the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP to conduct a full and independent investigation of the allegations as well as to review current policies and procedures. Sullivan & Cromwell, in turn, engaged T&M Protection Resources to provide specialized knowledge and expertise with respect to allegations of abuse and abuse prevention.

The Board has been advised that Sullivan & Cromwell’s investigation is now complete. The report of the investigation, which we encourage you to read, will be issued at 9:30 a.m. this morning to both the public and the Board of Trustees at the same time:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sullivan & Cromwell and T&M for all of their work.  More importantly, we would like to thank the many individuals who, despite the personal and emotional sacrifice associated with doing so, made themselves available for interviews and who otherwise assisted in the investigation.

Board of Trustees
Yeshiva University

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