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December 28, 2000
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An Israeli couple found a novel way to pay for their son’s college education: giving birth on the university steps. Livnat Levy and her husband, Zion, were heading to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba when she was overcome with labor pains near the campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. University President Avishai Braverman promised the newborn a scholarship for his bachelor’s degree studies, the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.

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