The Men and Women of Jerusalem

Mark Weingarten’s Yom Yerushalayim Valedictorian Address The following has been adapted from Mark Weingarten’s valedictorian address at Yeshiva University’s 2015 commencement on May 17 (Yom Yerushalayim). Thank you Rabbi Joseph, President Joel, honored Roshei Yeshiva, Rabbi Schachter, Rabbi Penner, faculty, families, friends, my fellow graduates. Today marks Yom Yerushalayim, the day that Jerusalem was reclaimed […]

Valedictorian of Stern College for Women Headed for Mount Sinai School of Medicine

It is hardly surprising that Grace Charles, this year’s valedictorian of Stern College for Women, graduate of the S. Daniel Abraham Honors Program and recipient of the Professor Moses L. Isaacs Memorial Award for Excellence in Biochemistry, has a knack for science. Her mother studied medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her grandfather is a chemical expert on the highly toxic chemical methyl isocyanate, who was sent to Bhopal, India in the 1980’s to investigate a poisonous gas leak.