Of the 213 students enrolled in the Faculty of Humanities of the Hebrew University, the American Advisory Committee, of which Felix Warburg is chairman, reports that twelve are from the United States. Eleven countries are represented in the enrollment, Palestine leading with 100 students, Russia second with 32, Roumania 14, United States 12, Germany 5, Austria 3, Lithuania 3, Latvia 2, England 1, and Egypt 1. Of this number 101 support themselves; 43 are teachers, 18 work in offices, and of the 25 employed as laborers, most of them work on the new buildings of the University now being erected on Mr. Scopus. The Students’ Organization has arranged classes to be given in English and one of the American students, M. Spector, of the University of Chicago, has been appointed as teacher.
The University Academic Council has appointed a committee consisting of Prof. Leon Roth of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. M. Schwabe of the Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Registrar, Mr. S. Ginzberg, to consider the question of public examinations to serve as entrance examina- (Continued on Page 4)
A number of rooms have been made available in the Chemistry Building as a result of the discontinuance of undergraduate teaching in chemistry, as decided on by the Board of Governors last June, and on account of additional space made available because of repairs to the building necessitated by the earthquake in 1927. These rooms will be utilized temporarily for housing the Laboratory of the Institute of Natural History, the various sections of which have been scattered in Tel Aviv. Rehoboth and Jerusalem. The geological collections and geological laboratory are now being transferred to Mr. Scopus, and the Zoological Laboratory will be moved from Rehoboth in the inunediate future, together with the section in systematic biology now in Tel Aviv. These transferals will include the great herbarium of Palestinian flora gathered by Mr. Eig, and will complete the removal of all the science laboratories to Mr. Scopus.
The four collections of books now scattered in the city of Jerusalem will also be moved to the new Library Building on Mr. Scopus as soon as it is completed. This Library Building will be dedicated in April, the fourth anniversary of the dedication of the Hebrew University. It will also be possible to give temporary accommodation in the new building to part of the lectures of the Faculty of Humanities, pending the erection of the Rosenbloom Building for which the plans are new being drawn up.