New York–YU issued the following statement last week when the $380 million abuse case against the school was dismissed in federal court: We are gratified that the federal court recognized the validity of our arguments in dismissing the case against Yeshiva University, which has been an incredibly trying process for all involved. Our thoughts and remorse remain with those affected and harmed, and the confidential counseling services of Yeshiva University remain available to them.
Now we continue to move forward. Yeshiva University and its high schools provide our students with a safe and secure environment, while constantly refining our policies and procedures to ensure they meet the absolute highest standards.
As North America’s Torah-informed university, we recognize our responsibility to assume a leadership role in combating abuse within the community. While we currently offer a range of services and educational programs to assist synagogues, schools, and other institutions in addressing the very real issue of abuse, we continue to look for further ways to engage this issue… Above all, we remain vigilant in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our children.
“A YU education is deeply valued and desired—witness our 16 percent increase in first-time undergraduate student enrollment over the past two years—and there is no question that the University will be here for generations to come, fulfilling its unique and vital mission as it has for more than a century,” the university statement said.