Yeshiva University to Award Today 368 Degrees and Diplomas
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Yeshiva University to Award Today 368 Degrees and Diplomas

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A total of 368 degrees and diplomas, the largest number in the 73-year history of the institution, will be conferred by Yeshiva University tomorrow, at its twenty-eighth annual commencement exercises. Of the degrees and diplomas to be awarded, 186 are on the undergraduate level, and 182 on graduate and professional levels.

Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of the university, will confer honorary doctorates upon Dr. Lawrence G. Derthick, U. S. Commissioner of Education, who will deliver the principal commencement address; Dr. Jonas E.Salk, developer of the anti-polio vaccine bearing his name; Dr, Moshe Shapiro, former Israel Minister for Religion and Social Welfare; Rabbi Moses A. Poleyeff, professor of Talmud at the university’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary; and Benjamin Gottesman, oldest member in point of service on the university’s board of trustees, and president of the Yeshiva Endowment Foundation.

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