Sunday, April 19, 2009
BREAKING NEWS: USC to Absorb HUC in LA?
This just in from "The God Blog."
A source told Jewish Journal editor-in-chief Rob Eshman that the University of Southern California and Hebrew Union College-Jewish institute of Religion, which already share some faculty and facilities, are working on a deal to fold the L.A. campus into USC as a Jewish studies program.
“Its a win win,“ the source said. “HUC gets a big chunk of money for what it owns—about a block of prime real estate by the USC campus—and USC gets to solidify a Jewish studies and outreach program that it has been building for some time now.“
Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles has been having big problems -- a consolidation of resources may present a novel and impactful solution.