State University Recognizes Yiddish As Modern Tongue

The University of Connecticut has recognized Yiddish as a modern language, proficiency in which may be offered toward a bachelor of Arts degree, it was learned today. Recognition of the language was contained in a ruling in the case of Leo Wilensky of Moodus, Conn., who had petitioned the university’s committee on scholastic standing to be permitted to take a Yiddish reading knowledge test to satisfy the requirement for his degree. At least one year’s study of a modern language and passage of a reading test in the same or any other modern tongue is required for the arts degree.