Featured Stories tagged with "President"

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A letter to the editor written by Dr. Alan Kadish, president and CEO of Touro College and University System, appeared in the New York Times. The letter was in response to an article on the debate in Washington on rising interest rates for student loans. Read full letter to the editor
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When Irvin Knight landed in New York from his island home of Dominica, he was 41, and hungry for his slice of the American Dream. Knight started working as a residential mortgage specialist. But the housing market went boom, and he was forced to find a different career path. Knight enrolled at Touro, majored in finance and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was hooked on the “practical and positive aspect of every single class”, so on he went to Touro’s Graduate School of Business.
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First, a familial tug of war took ensued. Then some heated, “yes I wills” followed by an equal number of “no you won\'t’s.” But eventually, a compromise was reached between Dovi Spinner and his parents. Dovi convinced them that he didn’t have to leave his beloved Israel to begin his college studies
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It takes a certain education-hungry mind to acquire a Ph.D. from MIT, followed by a MBA from Harvard, and still decide there’s more to learn. Or, for longtime management-consultant Guy Manuel, a desire to apply his decades of experience propelled him into a different environment: the classroom. That’s why, in 2010, after 22 years in the business world, Manuel pursued—and recently completed—his Master’s in Mathematics Education at Touro. 
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As devout as he is smart, David Manheim knew he was in the right place when he arrived from Israel to study at The Lander College for Men.  A longtime yeshiva student, he was grateful for the school’s dual mission of challenging academics coupled with a commitment to Torah learning. “There was a tremendously positive environment among the students and a flexibility among the faculty,” says Manheim, who graduated in 2008 with a Mathematics degree. 
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Bobby Staley exudes grit and grace. In 2008, he was named valedictorian and commencement speaker of the Graduate School of Social Work. No starry-eyed kid, Staley was 49 and had been working full time and finishing up night school when he decided to go to graduate school.  “I thrived at Touro,” Staley says, “because of the care and concern from staff and faculty, as well as the school’s emphasis on the human aspect of social work.”
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Sanjay Sookhu planned to become a surgeon until he realized he preferred patients awake to anesthetized. “I want to interact with them, to figure out what they need and how I can help them,” says Sookhu, 25. “You can’t do that when they’re unconscious.” 
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Rachel Farahan never forgot the Physician Assistant (PA) who cared for her while she battled a serious illness at the age of 20. A 2013 graduate of the School of Health Sciences’ PA Program, she now has the chance to pay the kindness forward. As she tends to others in her role as PA in the leukemia service at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, Farahan is determined to make anyone who visits her for treatment or consultation feel comfortable.
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Ira Bedzow is a triple threat. In addition to being an ordained rabbi, an accomplished scholar and a published author, he holds three advanced degrees. 
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At 30, Rachel Freier, a legal secretary in a venerable Manhattan firm, came to a stunning realization. “My brain,” she says, “was bored.”