A bunch of fun stories from this edition from my old stomping grounds in this edition of YU’s Commentator. Some may be old news to you insiders, but those of us out of the loop take what we can get.
- The university offers its response to charges of discrimination. Apparently this case was thrown out once before.
- There really is someone new heading YCDS meaning of course, Dr. Anthony Beukas has actually retired.
- And speaking of retiring, so has Dr. Haym Soloveitchik. This is a major announcement with ramifications affecting YU’s entire Judaic Studies department in terms of philosophy, faculty, and future students.
The oddest part of the story is the support from the Vaad of Queens. Explainable, but still odd.
Actually after the motion a couple of weeks ago and that support letter, one of the questions i asked on my blog was whats the story with the queens vaads innvolvement and rabbi nisanov’s support?
But then again i have also blogged about lin snider too
*sniff i guess josh and nachum just dont read me as much as i read them :(
Update: The Commentator on May 15, 2006 reported that Dr. Soloveitchik is not in fact leaving. “[He will be teaching seminars and working with graduate students but he will not be associating with a given school.”
The URL is http://www.yucommentator.com/media/storage/paper652/news/2006/05/15/News/New-Post.For.Dr.Haym.Soloveitchik-1922179.shtml