Schools with Refugee Faculties Urged at Science Parley
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Schools with Refugee Faculties Urged at Science Parley

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Formation of a Preservation of Science Council which would, among other things, establish schools of experimental science with refugee scholars comprising the faculties was proposed by Dr. K.A.C. Elliott, of the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital, addressing the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

“The idea,” he asserted, “represents one of the great advantages gained by this country in bringing over foreign scholars. Formerly countless American students went to European universities to supplement their American training by learning the methods and ideas of foreign scientists.

“By bringing foreign scientists here, their teachings become much more conveniently available.” He recognized the costliness of such a project. but said the money “must some how be raised.”

Dr. Elliott said that the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie-Corporation and interested persons recently guaranteed $500,000 to bring 100 German refugee scholars to this country and establish them in American institutions.

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