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Weizmann Institute to Undergo Administrative Reforms; Will Expand

July 13, 1956
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The three-day meeting of the board of governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science at Rehovoth closed here today with the approval in principle of proposals for administrative reform offered by Meyer Weisgal, chairman of the Institute’s executive council. The suggested reforms included the establishment of the office of president, assisted by three vice presidents and a secretary general.

The board agreed to the extension of graduate teaching insofar as it was consistent with the facilities and aims of the institute. For this purpose the board authorized the inclusion of specific courses on radio-chemistry, plastic chemistry, electronic computing and numerical analysis, and others.

The board instructed the executive council to report by December I with specific proposals to put Mr. Weisgal’s plans into operation and to be ready to implement the plan next April. It also heard a report from its finance committee, together with a plan for raising 26,500,000 pounds needed to operate the institute between now and 1960.

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