NEW YORK (Nov. 5)
A $10, 000, 000 expansion program is being launched in the United States and other countries for the Bar-Ilan University in Israel, it was announced today at the concluding session of the international conference of the university’s board of governors held at the Croydon Hotel here. The announcement was made by Philip Stollman, chairman of the American Committee for Bar-Ilan University.
Mr. Stollman indicated that “this major expansion project will result in the construction of such buildings as a new library, sports center, secondary school, microbiology center, faculty living quarters, new administration complex, and student dormitories. It is expected that this undertaking will be completed in six years. “
Mr. Stollman also pointed out that “the expansion project will enable the university to accept a student enrollment of 4, 000 in contrast to the current number of 1, 500; As a result of the increase in the student body, over 1, 000 gifted American students will be afforded an opportunity to study at Bar-Ilan University, ” he said.
Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, acting president of Bar-Ilan University, appealed to American professors, educators and scientists to “join the distinguished faculty of the University for one year and to give courses in their subject field such as American civilization, economic theory, modern scientific developments, and the humanities. “