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Columbia University Decides to Pay Expenses of Counsellors Conducting Interfaith Work

Columbia University announced the adoption of a new policy whereby the University will assume a substantial part of the expenses of the religious counselors of the four major faiths on its staff, who conduct interfaith work at Columbia.

The senior religious counselor in point of service is Rabbi Isidor B. Hoffman, who this year celebrated the 15th anniversary of his appointment at Columbia. His fellow counselors are Father John K. Daly, counselor to Roman Catholic students, and the Rev. Samuel J. Wylie, Protestant counselor, both of whom are aided by associate counselors Alfredo Moreno and the Rev. Donald W. Herb, respectively.

Dr. Grayson L. Kirk, vice-president and provost of the University, in announcing the new policy, stated that in the past the entire expense of the counselor’s work, including the salaries of their secretaries and their office costs, has been borne by the various religious agencies in the community concerned with the respective faiths. Under the new program, however, Columbia will supply all the funds for clerical assistance as well as contributions toward office expenses.