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Activities of Hebrew University Continuing Despite War Conditions, Official Reports

Despite war conditions, the activities of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem are continuing with great intensity,” Dr. Alexander Geiger, chairman of the University’s Physiology Department, told a press conference here today upon his arrival from Palestine. He was interviewed at the offices of the American Friends of the Hebrew University.

Dr. Geiger reported that the University, situated on Mt. Scopus, suffered considerable damage following the British evacuation on May 15, but pointed out that a tour of the University’s grounds on June 10, after a cease-fire for the Mt. Scopus area had been imposed by the U.N. Truce Commission, disclosed that “the damage can be repaired within a short time,” He stressed, however, that damage to equipment in various laboratories was particularly heavy.