TEL AVIV (Dec. 2)
The first school of Tel Aviv University opened here today in temporary buildings provided by the city.
At this stage in its development the University will offer only a three-year course leading to a baccalaureate in science. The course of studies at the new university will be coordinated with those of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Eventually, Tel Aviv University will be housed in a group of buildings which will be erected on the north bank of the Yarkon River.
The ceremony formally opening the University was part of the city’s celebration of Chanukah, Mayor A. Levanon lit the city’s first Chanukah candle yesterday with a torch ignited at Modiin, seat of the beginning of the Macabbi revolt, and carried by relays of cross country runners through Rehovoth, in honor of the late President Weizmann, to Tel Aviv and then on to Petach Tikvah and Haifa.