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With the expansion of the College: the Medical school doubled if not tripled in size; many buildings were erected or finalized during those years, the endowment of the College steadily grew and its existing various schools got increasingly more organized and their curricula better developed, etc.; the establishment of new professional schools many of which were pioneers in the region (e.g. the dentistry, and pharmacy schools); the growing number of students admitted from an increasingly varied national and religious background, the pre-war years witnessed a sense of optimism and commitment to the College. An optimism, youth's exuberance, and tongue-in-cheek sense of humor could be easily detected on the pages of many of the student magazines: poetry, love, jokes, and optimism seemed to have been the rule.