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Jewish Congress Drops Bias Chrges Against N.Y. State University

The American Jewish Congress this week-end retracted charges it made last June that Jewish students had been discriminated against in the admissions policy of the Upstate College of Medicine at Syracuse, operated by the State University of New York.

In a letter made publice by President William S. Carlson of the State University, Herman L. Weisman, chariman of the AJC Commission on Law and Social Action, said that after a meeting between AJC officials and University officers “we are convinced and glad to confirm” that date for the period during which the State University administered the medical college “reveals no evidence of discrimination against Jewish applicants.”

Mr. Weisman’s letter pointed out that the additional facts presented at the meeting between University and AJC officials–not otherwise available to the AJC–and the attitude of the present officers of the medical college led the AJC “to accept with complete satisfaction” assurances that the school operates under an entirely non-discriminatory policy. The AJC study of medical college admissions, on which the original charges were based, was a three-year study and dealt in part with a period before the State University took over the Syracuse institution.

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