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Bar-ilan U, May Receive Government Subsidy, Lookstein Reports

Israel Premier David Ben Gurion has given assurances of recognition of the principle that Bar-Ilan University, religiously-oriented institution of higher learning in Israel, had earned the right to a subsidy from the Israel Government, it was reported at a press conference here by Rabbi Joseph Lookstein, chairman of the Academic Council of the university.

Rabbi Lookstein, who returned from a two-month study of the problems created for the university by the sudden death last year of its founder and first president, Dr. Pinchos Churgin, told the press conference that the university, now in its fourth year, had achieved acceptance among sections of the population which had been skeptical or opposed to it at the start. It now has 60 faculty members and 260 students.