The Yeshiva University community mourns the passing of journalist Tim Russert, moderator of the influential Sunday morning talk show “Meet the Press,” who passed away on Friday, June 13. Russert was an honorary alumnus of Yeshiva University, who received an honorary degree when he was the Commencement speaker in 2007.
May 21, 2007 — Jacob Birnbaum, who received an honorary doctorate from Yeshiva University at its annual commencement exercises May 17, is the founder and director of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, the Center for Russian and East European Jewry, and several other Soviet Jewry groups. Mr. Birnbaum initiated the grassroots struggle for Soviet…
Journalist Tim Russert, moderator of the influential Sunday-morning talk show “Meet the Press,” emphasized the generational transmission of values in building American society when he addressed the graduates at Yeshiva University’s 76th Annual Commencement Exercises at Radio City Music Hall on May 17. Mr. Russert received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from YU President Richard M. Joel.
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will be the featured speaker at the 27th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 2 pm on Tuesday, June 7.
More than 2,000 students in the fields of law, medicine, social work, education, Jewish studies, undergraduate studies, and psychology will receive degrees at Yeshiva University’s 73rd Annual Commencement Exercises on May 20 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 5 pm.
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.
The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will be the featured speaker at the 26th commencement of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University at 3:00pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2004. At the ceremony, which will be held at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 333 men and women will receive J.D. degrees and 45 will receive LL.M. degrees.