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Retroactive Awards Asked for Jewish Students in N.Y. City College

October 16, 1951
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Retroactive honors for 14 superior language students who were denied awards at City College of New York as a result of the allegedly anti-Semitic policies of Prof. William E. Knickerbocker, were recommended today by members of the Romance Language faculty of the College.

The faculty’s Ward Medal Committee said that its recommendation covers awards granted between 1939 and 1949. “An example of the conditions found by the committee is the situation in 1939, when a Ward Medal was given to the lowest ranking student of four contenders, while the top three were Jewish students and the fourth was a Christian,” the Committee stated.

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