NEW YORK (Mar. 23)
The Board of Governors of the Hebrew University today opened a three-day meeting here to discuss plans for expansion of the institution’s facilities. The meeting, which is under the chairmanship of Prof. Salig Brodetasky, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, is the first to be held in the U.S. since the university was established 23 years ago.
Sir Leon Simon, chairman of the executive council, reported that there are 1,000 students enrolled at the university, of whom 100 are Americans, largely veterans are studying under the G.I. Bill of Rights. Dr. David Senator, administrator, said that the university budget for 1946-1947, will total approximately $1,600,000. He reported that the institution is now engaged in a building program, including the projected $4,000,000 medical school, a new Science Building, a nurses’ home and clinical facilities for the Hadassah University Hospital.
Dr. Michael Fekete, rector, announced that the university will sponsor this summer a world conference of educators and workers in the field of Hebrew education. A number of Americans have already signified their intention of attending, he disclosed. Dr. Fekete said that aside from the 100 Americans, the university had other foreign students, including 60 former inmates of concentration camps.