There is a light at the end of the tunnel. However, that light is further away than most people realize. That was the general message delivered by Dr. Nouriel Roubini, the renowned economist who accurately predicted the current recession in 2006. Speaking to a capacity crowd at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Alexander Brody Distinguished Lecture in Economics, Roubini offered his outlook for the US and global economies and financial markets.
A panel discussion on the role of ethics in Jewish dietary laws, entitled The Kosher Quandary: Ethics and Kashrut, drew hundreds of students and guests to Yeshiva University (YU) Tuesday night, December 9th. The event was presented by the newly founded YU student-run organization, TEIQU (A Torah Exploration of Ideas, Questions, and Undertsatanding), and was a timely response to the controversy surrounding AgriProcessors—which until recently was the largest kosher slaughterhouse and meat-packing plant in the United States. After being charged with numerous violations of child labor laws, immigration and bank fraud, AgriProcessors filed for bankruptcy in November.
For the first time in many years the General Assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities (UJC) will feature a scholar-in-residence – YU’s very own Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter. This year the GA, the largest annual gathering of Jewish leadership in the world, will be in the capital of country music. It will take place Nov. 11-13 at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel Resort and Convention Center.
The Sept. 11 attacks gave rise to a new idealism in the Bush administration—one that does not universally support human rights, former UN Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke said at Stern College for Women Dec. 12.
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address at the Gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, held September 18 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
On the evening of March 9, 2005, the echoes of history could be heard inside the Jerome and Geraldine Schottenstein Residence Hall on the Beren Campus.
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.
Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel used his second series of Town Hall meetings to advance his ideas for Graduate Leadership Fellowships and enhanced Israel study, as well as a thorough review of capital projects and academic needs.