What in the world is the matter with YU. They issued a report with no content about its history of abuse, blaming it all on their lawyers. Penn State consulted with lawyers and issued a report detailing many damning and embarrassing details about their handling of abuse by Jerry Sandusky. But of course, Penn State also fired football coach Joe Paterno and their president. They were determined to put the scandal behind them by addressing it head on and by entering into serious negotiations to settle claims by individual victims of Sandusky.
But then Penn State has an independent board of trustees. YU should also settle and fire President Richard Joel, but it seems he controls the board. So he produced his absurd report which was all about how they are now better and padded it with their texts of their policies.
Now we know that still haven’t gotten it together. They hired Akiva Roth as an instructor of Hebrew for their Yeshiva College undergraduates in spite of his history of serious sex abuse violations. News of the hire came out yesterday. A competent organization wouldn’t have made the mistake. A competent organization, if it did goof, would have gotten ahead of the news cycle and announced his resignation by now.
At this point, Richard Joel should be fired because it is clear he is not running a competent organization.