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Bar-ilan University Applies for Charter from N.Y. Board of Regents

Bar-Ilan University in Israel has applied for a charter from the New York Board of Regents which would make the school officially an American university in Israel, it was announced here today.

Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, president of the Board of Governors of the university, also announced that Moshe Shapiro, Israel’s Minister of the Interior, has been selected to serve as head of the executive Board of Trustees in Israel. Phillip Stollman of Detroit is chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Shapiro, now visiting the United States, said today that there will be 1,000 students in attendance at Bar-Ilan next year. “Bar Ilan is getting students from all over the world,” he reported. “The son of the Minister of Commerce of Ethiopia (a Falashin Jew) has come to study at Bar-Ilan because his father wants him to get a Jewish traditional background as well as a degree.”

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