Charges of “racial steering” leveled at a Barnard College professor have been dropped by the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, local media have reported. Competing accounts of the exchanges between a student and professor was the reason offered for the decision released on January 11, but opponents of anti-Semitism on college campuses have heralded the case as a victory, citing the precedent set as “racial steering” and the unlawfulness of disseminating advice to students based on their religious backgrounds was recognized.
An Orthodox student of Barnard alleged that Professor Rachel McDermott, who chairs the department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, discouraged her from taking a course with Professor
New Program Aims to Educate Parents About Their Rights in Dealing with DOE Community leaders are urging Brooklyn parents to utilize a brand new free service of Otsar Family Services that will assist parents in advocating on behalf of their children who may need special ed services. These services are aimed at "mainstream" children who may need services like occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy at their homes or in a yeshiva setting. Otsar, a Southern Brooklyn advocacy group
On Thursday evening, December 22nd, the third night of Hanukah, Magen David Yeshivah Celia Esses High School held its first ever Shiriyah (a Hebrew song competition, kind of a music-based color war between the different grades) under the direction and leadership of Rabbi Ben-Zion Scheinfeld, Director of Student Activities. The program was a culmination of talent, creativity and dedication demonstrated by our students and devoted staff over the course of the entire week. The theme of this
It’s only his first semester on campus, but David Prince has a pretty good idea of what he wants to major in—marketing. He’s been doing it professionally since tenth-grade. At 21, the Syms School of Business student is president of a full-service management and consulting firm he founded four years ago, Prince Management. At an age when many college students are writing their first cover letters to their first internships, Prince has represented and secured endorsements and business
Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) presented awards this week to students who have documented the stories of local Holocaust survivors, keeping their stories alive for future generations. The ceremony was held at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, where the students presented their work. Each student participating in the Holocaust awareness program conducted an in-depth interview of a specific survivor. The work of documenting survivors’ stories becomes more