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June 3, 1929
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A committee under the chairmanship of Rabbi James G. Heller, has been named to study the advisabilities of changing the Hebrew Union College to a graduate school. The appointment of the committee followed a joint meeting of the board of governors and the faculty, where the desirability of making such a change was discussed.

If this plan is carried out, it would mean that only university graduates would be accepted, that the entire course would be devoted to rabbinical studies and would be shortened to four years. The present course extends over eight years, with the candidates for rabbi attending high school and then a university concurrently while studying at the college in the afternoons.

The committee to study the proposal includes in addition to Dr. Heller, Rabbi Louis I. Mann of Chicago and Oscar Berman of Cincinnati, representing the board of governors, and Dr. Jacob Mann, Dr. Jacob Z. Lauterbach and Dr. Jacob Marcus, representing the faculty.

Leo Borisovich Kameneff, one of the most prominent of the penitent members of the Trotzky opposition exiled more than a year ago, was appointed head of the Concession Commission of the Soviet Government after discarding his opposition views and unreservedly pledging support of the dominant party leadership and Government in Russia.

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