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Female Police Officer Visits Stern College

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On March 15th, the Yeshiva University Feminist Club invited policewoman Brittany Pastiglione to share her experiences and thoughts on choosing an occupation dominated, especially in the past, by men, and often perceived as one of the most masculine careers. Pastiglione explained the path she took to get to this profession: though her father was slightly […]

Joel Holds Sentimental, Sometimes Tense Final Beren Town Hall

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President Joel spoke at his last town meeting on the Beren Campus Wednesday, March 22nd to fairly full crowd of students and faculty in Yagoda Commons. After a warm introduction given by SCWSC president Lizzi Peled, President Joel reciprocated the sentiment, proclaiming, “I love you guys. You are just wonderful… and still my children,” as […]

ORA Fellows Educate Students About Agunah Crisis

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On Monday, February 27, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA) ran an event on the Wilf Campus titled, “The Agunah Crisis: What Are Our Leaders Doing About It? And Why YOU Should Be Thinking About It.” The event was organized by the four ORA Campus Fellows at Yeshiva University—Liat Clark,  Zach Spero, Kira […]

Schneier Center Holds First Public Diplomacy Workshop for Undergrads

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Students at YU had a chance to train like diplomats on February 15 when the Schneier Center for International Affairs presented its first public diplomacy workshop, featuring Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon and communications specialist Eva Rosenstein. “To tell the story of Israel, and to give the messages is difficult because many individuals have preconceived notions […]

Strong Cake Wars Turnout Raises Funds for Sharsheret

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About 350 Stern and Yeshiva College undergraduates united in Furst Hall on the night of Tuesday, February 21st to participate in the sixth annual Sharsheret Cake Wars. In order to raise money and awareness for breast and ovarian cancer, Cake Wars charges $15 per individual to decorate a cake with a team of friends. The […]

Josh Kushner Visits YU: Insights From His College Dorm-Room to Thrive’s Boardroom

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On Wednesday, February 8th, Yeshiva University’s Finance Club welcomed Josh Kushner, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, for a fireside chat with student Tova Muss. Kushner has made it onto Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” Inc. Magazine’s “35 Under 35,” Crain’s “40 Under 40” and Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment.” Kushner shared his insights as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist and […]

Westboro Baptist Church to Stop at Yeshiva University

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The notorious Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group based out of Topeka, Kansas, stated on Tuesday its intentions to protest on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus next month. In a press release posted on Twitter this morning, the group announced that their “God Hates Your Idols Preaching Tour” will gather in Washington Heights “in religious protest […]

Give us Back our Carlos and Gabby’s

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On February 12th an announcement on YU Marketplace shocked students across the university. “Starting today Chop Chop Restaurant ‘No Longer’ to supply Kosher Chinese Food or Sushi to any YU Cafeteria including Nagel Bagel or any YU Event because Chop Chop is under Vaad of Riverdale not an OU restaurant. Thank you so much for […]

Feminist Club’s Mural Destroyed

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Just one week ago a new club was created at YU — the Yeshiva University Feminists Club. The club’s Facebook page asks, “Are you a YU Student? Are you a feminist? Then you’ve come to the right place.” Tonight, presumably during the popular intercampus event, Stomp Out the Stigma, posters and pictures were hung on […]

Increasing Percentage of Students Visit Counseling Center

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Based on data collected from 2007-2016, the YU Counseling Center has confirmed a steady increase in the proportion of students utilizing its psychological and psychiatric services. It is currently seeing a notable 20-25% of the undergraduate student body as compared to the 15% it saw in earlier years. In the last academic year alone, the […]