Rabbis, 4 Organizations Appeal to Governor on University Budget

The New York Board of Rabbis and the local chapters of four national Jewish organizations have urged Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and the State Legislature to reconsider planned cuts in the budget of City University in order to ensure “higher education for all high school graduates regardless of race, color or creed.” Telegrams to governor and to the majority and minority leaders of the State Senate and Assembly were signed by the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, Jewish Labor Committee and the New York Board of Rabbis. The plea was motivated by growing concern that the lack of needed funds would curtail admissions to City University. Chancellor Albert Bowker announced last week that the university may be forced by lack of funds to establish quotas representative of the city’s population. Jewish organizations are concerned that such quotas would work to the detriment of the Jewish students. Efforts are being made to arrange a meeting between the Governor and representatives of the Jewish organizations.

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