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Hebrew University Closes Semester with Enrollment of 241

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At the close of the summer term at the Hebrew University, which was marked by exercises yesterday, the Hebrew institution of learning had an enrollment of 219 students. The winter semester was attended by 241 students.

In an address during the exercises, Dr. Judah L. Magnes, Chancellor of the University, announced the establishment of several scholarships. A scholarship for public health studies was provided by the children of Mr. and Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, for philosophy by the Palestine Scholarship Association of Boston, for classics by the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity of the United States, for public speaking by Abram I. Elkus, former United States Ambassador to Turkey. The newly established Hebrew University press association will issue a quarterly devoted to research works. The first examinations for degrees will be held two years hence, Dr. Magnes stated.

Sessions of the Academic Council and of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, beginning August

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18 and continuing to August 23. The establishment of undergraduate courses in biology and a graduate school for subtropical medicine will be considered at these meetings. The realization of these plans will require an increase in the Hebrew University budget of £18,000. At present the budget of the institution calls for the expenditure of £51,000 annually. The University authorities plan to apply the 5,000 mark scholarship established by the Jewish community of Berlin for creating a chair in social sciences. The fund in memory of Adolph Weissman, late German Jewish music critic who died while on a visit to Palestine, has been inaugurated and will be used for the development of Palestine music through the University. The seventieth birthday of Prof. Otto Warburg will be marked by planting a wood in his honor in the University garden.

Dr. Magnes plans to visit the United States in the autumn.


A final decision on the architectural plan of the Sol Rosenbloom Memorial Building which is to house the Institute of Jewish Studies and the Assembly Hall of the Hebrew University, is expected to be reached at the Zurich session of the Hebrew University Board of Governors.

The sum of $500,000 was made available for the purpose by Mrs. Sol Rosenbloom in memory of her late husband several years ago. Building activities, however, have not been started due to the difficulties which arose in connection with the approval of the building plans. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns that at a recent meeting in the home of Mrs. Rosenbloom in New York, steps for accelerating the work were taken. At the suggestion of Felix M. Warburg, Jules Levy, an American architect, was intrusted with the task of preparing the building plans after the disapproval by some members of the committee of plans prepared by an English architect. Mr. Levy sailed for Palestine on June 19. He is expected to formulate, in cooperation with Dr. Magnes, plans for submission to the Zurich session.

Dr. Stephen S. Wise, Judge Julian W. Mack, Mr. Warburg and Emanuel Mohl of Palestine, attended the meeting.

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