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REPORT

SPRING 2015

The History of Jewish Student Life at UC

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AUTHOR

Franklin Bialystok

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ith the creation of the UC Alumni of Influence awards in 2012, 134 former students have been honoured of whom, from my imperfect assessment (based on name recognition and bibliographic information), 58 are Jews. Further, given that few Jews attended university until after World War I, of the 122 honourees who graduated after 1927, 64 seem not to be Jews. While we do not have concrete statistics of Jewish enrollment at UC, it is unlikely that Jews ever constituted a majority. Consequently, it would not be an overstatement that the impact of Jewish alumni has been out of proportion to their numbers. This discussion

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