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Dr. Magnes Opens New Academic Year of Hebrew University Announcing Inauguration of Degree-giving Tea

Dr. J. L. Magnes, the Chancellor of the Hebrew University, opened to-day the new academic year of the Hebrew University with an address of about 7,500 words, in which he announced the decision to establish a degree-teaching Department of Biology at the University under Professor Fodor, which will confer degrees two years hence. He also announced Dr. Bodenheimer’s promotion to be Assistant Professor of the Department of Zoology.

Dr. Magnes did not refer to political questions, but he dwelt movingly on the meaning of the return to Zion and the strategic position of the Hebrew University, where, he said, men from both the Orient and the Mediterranean crossed and re-crossed, leaving the precipitate of their minds and spirit. It is a holy and tragic land, he said, proving over and again that though it has known little peace, it has heard the voices of the greatest moral personalities in history.