On November 11, 2004 Record (Washington University's Weekly Newspaper) reported that a, "Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group, formed in spring 2003, is one of only a few such organizations in the nation. Composed of Muslim and Jewish students, the group provides a means for biweekly formal dialogue sessions and educational programs. It allows Jewish and Muslim students to learn about each other's religion and to become friends in the process... The group was founded by Pamela Barmash, Ph.D., assistant professor of Hebrew bible and biblical literature in Arts & Sciences, along with several students. The group has grown to include 15 members who meet often to discuss issues, have dinner and listen to speakers."