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N. Y. State University Regents Grants Charter to Israeli School

February 21, 1967
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The first charter ever granted to a scientific graduate school in the Middle East has been awarded to the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute at Rehovot, by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, it was announced today by Theodore R. Racoosin, executive committee chairman of the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Feinberg Graduate School thus becomes an accredited American educational institution.

The Feinberg Graduate School, whose new building, a $1, 500, 000 structure, was formally dedicated last April, is attended by 282 graduate students, studying for their Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees. While the majority of the students are Israelis, some 15 percent come from abroad, 12 of them from the United States. Other countries represented are Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, England, France, Greece, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Yugoslavia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland. The School is the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Feinberg of New York and members of the Feinberg family in memory of their parents Jac and Eva Feinberg.

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