Apology offered by YU President Richard M. Joel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mayer Fertig
    • 13.12.12 | 22:46 (IST)

    I'm the University's senior director of media relations. President Joel made this statement today: Dear Yeshiva University Community, The safety and well-being of our students is Yeshiva University’s highest priority. The inappropriate behavior and abuse alleged by The Forward to have taken place in the past, and described in statements attributed by The Forward to Dr. Lamm, are reprehensible. The actions described represent heinous and inexcusable acts that are antithetical both to Torah values and to everything that Yeshiva University stands for. They have no place here, in our community, or anywhere at all. The thought that such behavior could have occurred at our boys’ high school, or anywhere at this institution, at any time in its past, is more than sufficient reason to express on behalf of the University, my deepest, most profound apology. At this institution we continually review and strengthen policies and practices addressing the safety of all members of the Yeshiva family. We are vigilant and responsible, and always will be ... (read the complete statement here: http://blogs.yu.edu/news/2012/12/13/statement-from-president-joel/ )

    from the article: Student claims of abuse not reported by Yeshiva University
    First published 22:05 13.12.12 | Last updated 22:05 13.12.12
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