15th Anniversary of Hebrew U. is Observed Here
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15th Anniversary of Hebrew U. is Observed Here

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The fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem was observed tonight at a meeting in the auditorium of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism.

Held under the auspices of the American Alumni of the Hebrew University, the meeting was the first of a series of Hebrew University Day programs being arranged for the month of April by national and local organizations throughout, the country.

Scheduled speakers at tonight’s meeting were Dr. Alexander Dushkin, executiva director of the Jewish Education Committee and former Hebrew U. faculty member; Salmann Schocken, chairman of the Hebrew U. executive council; Dr. Israel S. Wechsler, of the Columbia medical faculty and the Hebrew U. board of governors; Samuel Finkel, director of the American Friends of the Hebrew U., and others.

The Hebrew University, which was founded April 1, 1924, with a student body of 64, a faculty of 30 and only chemistry, microbiology and Jewish studies departments, now has a student body of 1,100 drawn from all parts of the world; a faculty of 140 members, including renowned scholars exiled from Europe, and a curriculum comparing favorably with that of leading universities.

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