Three-day Inaugural Festivities of Brandeis University Start Today in Boston
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Three-day Inaugural Festivities of Brandeis University Start Today in Boston

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Three-day inaugural festivities warking the opening of Brandeis University, the first Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian institution of higher education in the United States, will start in Boston and here tomorrow amidst pageantry and ceremony appropriate to the occasion.

The academic year will get under way on October 14 when the 120 members of the pilot freshman class register. Classes will begin Oct. 20.

More than 200 official delegates of American and foreign universities, colleges and learned societies, including the presidents of 35 institutions, arrived in Boston today to participate in the festivities and to extend greetings from their institutions to Brandeis University. More than 2,000 guests are expected to attend the inauguration ceremonies and the installation of Dr. Abram L. Sachar as Brandeis’ first president.

The installation ceremony will take place tomorrow evening in Symphony Hall in Boston with Dr. Arthur H. Compton, Chancellor of Washington University, Dr. Sachar, and George Alpert, president of Brandeis’ board of trustees, as principal speakers. Eliaim Epstein, Israeli envoy to the United States, will extend greetings in behalf of his country.

The three-day program will include a symposium on Friday at which college presidents will discuss contemporary trends in higher education. It will close with an Open House at the University’s campus on Sunday. On the day of Brandeis University’s inaugural festivities, John W. Taylor, president of the University of Louisville. Brandeis, whose memory is the inspiration for the new university.

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