Articles by Yardena Katz

Westboro Baptist Church Countered with Protest and Fundraiser, “Happy to See” Pushback

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One month following its press release announcing a “God Hates Your Idols Preaching Tour” stop at Yeshiva University, a group of five Westboro Baptist Church members made their anticipated showing at 181st Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Monday morning. For about forty minutes, the all-female cohort at the street corner held signs printed with statements […]

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 […]

Injured Genetics Professor Substituted, Enrollment Plummets


As Stern’s Biology Department Head, Professor Harvey Babich, continues to recover from a serious October car accident, his spring Genetics course will adopt a new professor for the first time in decades. The 4-credit advanced biology course has been led almost exclusively by the beloved professor since 1987. A mandatory component of the Biology major […]

Ben Shapiro Brings Heated Dialogue to YU


In a ferociously unapologetic address at Yeshiva University on Monday, December 5th, Ben Shapiro dismissed white privilege as myth, proclaimed transgenderism to be “nonsense” and equated Democrats to Marxists. Organized by the YU College Republicans and the conservative activist group Young America’s Foundation, the event drew a crowd of over seven hundred to Lamport Auditorium and […]

Katz School Introduces New Associate’s Degree


Yeshiva University’s Katz School of Graduate and Professional Studies recently announced a new Associate of Science (AS) degree in Management, which is now accepting its first group of students, who are slated to start classes in Fall 2017. The associate’s degree is the first of its kind at YU and provides students with either a […]

Flooding Soaks 36th Street Dorm


An exploded sprinkler unleashed significant flooding throughout the fifth floor of the 36th Street dormitory at the outset of the holiday break. Though not of biblical proportions, the damage to students’ personal belongings and to the building’s carpeting, floorboards and walls was substantial. It has necessitated the replacement of carpeting in all hallways, and in […]

TEDxYU Debuts with Strong Launch


Demonic as November sounds to the vacation-loving student, TEDxYeshivaUniversity promises to charge next month’s return to classes with a jolt of inspiration. Consisting of six talks on a range of intriguing topics, the event will be held at Schottenstein Theater the evening of Tuesday, November 1st. Although its coveted tickets have already sold out, videos […]

Stern Library Renovations Make Headway

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The established hush of the Stern library landscape will meet a lively new addition this semester. Renovations to the periodical room of the Hedi Steinberg Reference Library are underway, and involve an innovative layout complete with group study rooms, increased seating and modernized decor. “The whole idea was to give the students as much seating […]