New York (Sep. 27)
Dr. Israel Goldstein has resigned from the presidency of the Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, the organization announced today through its board of directors, adding that Professor Einstein’s connection with the Foundation “remains unchanged.”
It also announced that the Foundation is going ahead with plans to set up a Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian university, open to faculty and students without regard to race or religion.
Dr. Goldstein made the following announcement regarding his resignation: “In view of the differences on matters of public relations and faculty selection which have arisen between Dr. Einstein and myself, and believing that Dr. Einstein’s association with the university project is indispensable to its success, I have resigned, on September 16th, from the Presidency of the Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, Inc., thus ensuring Dr. Einstein’s continued identification with the Foundation.
“I hold myself ready to render whatever service I may be called upon to do and to continue to enlist the interest of my friends in the purposes of the Einstein Foundation. I am grateful for the privilege of having had some part in the development of the idea of a Jewish-sponsored non-quota university as a contribution to American higher education paralleling the contributions made by other denominations.”
Dr. Goldstein did not elaborate on the differences of opinion that developed with Professor Einstein regarding the university project. The Foundation has not yet announced what professors or curricula had been decided upon for the university, which is expected to open in October, 1947, in Waltham, Mass.
Dr. George Alpert, a member of the Foundation’s board of directors, announced that the board of directors of the Foundation will probably meet next week to appoint a successor to Dr. Goldstein.