Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor urged graduates of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law to pursue careers in public service in a commencement address she delivered June 1 at the school’s 26th commencement exercises at Avery Fisher Hall. Justice O’Connor was awarded a Doctor of Laws degree by Yeshiva University at the commencement, conferred by president Richard M. Joel, in what was a first for Cardozo.
Hundreds of YU students, alumni, faculty, and friends marched up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan Sunday in the annual Salute to Israel Parade.
Striking a theme of global and spiritual engagement, Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel last night urged this year’s graduating class to dedicate themselves to a Torah tradition of leadership and communal responsibility.
Some 148 students were recognized for academic and other university-wide achievements at a May 19 awards ceremony attended by family, friends, faculty, and senior administration.
Seventy two years ago, Dr. Bernard Revel, Yeshiva’s first president, stood before the first graduating class of Yeshiva College, and sent them forth in a complex world, with timely and timeless words: He said “You, our first graduates, are going forth into a world that is today governed by conflict, fear, and distrust. Modern civilization is at a spiritual crossroads. We stand upon the brink of an epoch.
May 18, 2004 — While race and ethnicity have been hot topics in adoption, religion is rarely factored into today’s adoption laws. That wasn’t always the case, according to an article in the Notre Dame Law Review that chronicles religion’s central role in adoption long before the enactment of government regulations in 1851.
Yeshiva University’s annual reception honoring donors of undergraduate scholarships took place on Thursday, April 29. Held at the Beren Campus in the Ivry Student Center/Bet Knesset Ateret Rivka, more than 65 donors and students attended the reception, nearly twice as many as last year’s event.
Alan Brill, PhD, assistant professor of Jewish Mysticism and Thought at Yeshiva College (YC) and an alumnus of YC and Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies (BRGS); Ephraim Kanarfogel, PhD, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History at Stern College for Women and an alumnus of Yeshiva University High Schools, YC, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS), and BRGS; and David Kahn, instructor in accounting at Sy Syms School of Business (SSSB), have been named recipients of the annual Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year Award.
The 2004 Yeshiva College Scholarship Dinner will honor four distinguished alumni of the college and will launch the celebration of YC’s 75th Anniversary.
More than 130 members of the Class of 2004 spent May 10, Lag Baomer, socializing, celebrating, and frisbee-throwing at the first annual senior barbeque hosted by President and Esther Joel at their house in Riverdale.