Featured Stories tagged with "Lander College for Women"

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Flowers weren’t the only things blooming around the Lander College for Women campus this April – students were spouting beautiful lines of verse in honor of National Poetry Month. The celebration, which included the recital of Shakespearean sonnets in nearby Central Park, concluded with a Poetry Favorites Reading organized and led by English major and LCW student, Layah Schreiber.
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What does it mean to be a Jewish woman? This was the question pondered by Hanah Brasch in her speech to the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) during the Chair’s Dinner this past Sunday. As it does each year, Touro sponsored a session – this one focusing on energy – at the plenum. And, as traditional, a student is chosen to speak. This year the honor went to Hanah, a student and recipient of the Presidential Scholar award at Lander College for Women.  Her journey to Judaism and as a Jewish woman stresses the need to “bring hands together” among the women of her faith, as outlined in her speech:
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The Touro College and University System mourns the loss of Dr. Nathan Lander, of blessed memory. Dr. Lander played a pivotal role in the growth of Touro College and will always be remembered for his deep love and commitment to Eretz Yisroel, Am Yisroel and Toras Yisroel. He was a faculty member for many years at St. John\'s University and thereafter continued to teach sociology at the Lander Colleges. Dr. Lander, who served as Vice President of Touro College until his retirement, was a leader in the establishment of Lander College for Men. His vision of establishing a college that would attract outstanding students devoted to Torah and fear of G-d has been realized.
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Lander College for Women graduates enjoy a special reception with parents, family and friends before donning caps and gown and walking over to Lincoln Center for the commencement ceremony.
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When Chaya Fishman was 16, she founded a conglomerate of summer arts camps for young girls, continuing it while she was a student at Lander College for Women-The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW). The Class of 2009 finance major ran it like a pro, setting it up as limited-liability company. Even then, she knew she wanted to eventually help others find the same confidence and success in business.
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A native of the Philippines, Raya Gilan isn’t your typical student in a small Jewish college in Manhattan. Then again, the more you hear her story the more you realize that almost nothing about her is typical. 
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New York, N.Y. – For as long as she can remember, Raphaela “Raphi” Abramson has been bothered by inequality. Whether that inequality expressed itself as racism or an income gap didn’t matter, it got under her skin.
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Touro College students at Lander College for Men, Lander College for Women and Lander College of Arts & Sciences, along with Machon l\'Parnassa, and School for Lifelong Education, celebrated their graduation at Touro\'s 39th commencement exercises at Lincoln Center. Congratulations to the class of 2013. And a very special mazal tov to Dean Robert Goldschmidt on the conferral of a much deserved honorary doctorate.
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Surrounded by family, faculty and staff, Lander College for Women graduates gathered one last time as students at the school. Before donning cap and gown to walk the few short blocks to the commencement ceremony at Lincoln Center, the Dean, Dr. Marian Stoltz-Loike spoke to the crowd of 150, addressing the graduates, firing them up to remake the world and leave their mark on it. Judging from the decorations on some caps, it’s a message that’s been imbued in them throughout their stay at LCW and one they’re eager to take on.
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On the morning of commencement, graduates walked into the auditorium for one last time as students to celebrate with family, friends, and faculty at a pre-graduation reception at Lander College for Women—the Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW).