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Brandeis University
Motto אמת ("Emet", Hebrew)
Motto in English Truth Even Unto Its Innermost Parts
Established 1948
Type Private
Endowment US $558 million[1]
President Jehuda Reinharz
Faculty 326 full-time, 139 part-time
Staff 961 full-time, 216 part-time
Undergraduates 3,216
Postgraduates 1,872
Location Waltham, Massachusetts, USA United States
Campus Suburban, 235 acres (1.00 km²)
Colors      Blue      White
Nickname Judges
Mascot Ollie, the Owl (named for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
Athletics NCAA Division III
UAA, ECAC
Website www.brandeis.edu

Brandeis University (pronounced /ˈbrændaɪs/) is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus.[2] It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, nine miles (14 km) west of Boston. The University has an enrollment of approximately 3,200 undergraduate and 2,100 graduate students.[3] In 2009, it was ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as the number 31 national university in the United States.[4] Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 30 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined and among the top 15 national research universities in 2009.[5] In 2009, Forbes ranked it as the 38th best college in the United States.[6]

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, founded in 1959, is noteworthy for its graduate programs in social policy, social work, and international development[7].

Brandeis sponsors the Wien International Scholarship for international undergraduate students.

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History

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Founders

Names associated with the conception of Brandeis include Israel Goldstein, George Alpert, C. Ruggles Smith, Albert Einstein, and Abram L. Sachar.

Usen Castle, an iconic building on campus

C. Ruggles Smith was the son of Dr. John Hall Smith, founder of Middlesex University, who had died in 1944. In 1946, the university was on the brink of financial collapse. At the time, it was one of the few medical schools in the U. S. that did not impose a Jewish quota; but it had never been able to secure AMA accreditation—in part, its founder believed, due to institutional antisemitism in the AMA[8]—and, as a result, Massachusetts had all but shut it down.

Israel Goldstein was a prominent rabbi in New York from 1918 until 1960 (when he immigrated to Israel), and an influential Zionist. Before 1946, he had headed the New York Board of Rabbis, the Jewish National Fund, and the Zionist Organization of America, and helped found the National Conference of Christians and Jews. On his eightieth birthday, in Israel, Yitzhak Rabin and other leaders of the government, the parliament, and the Zionist movement assembled at his house to pay him tribute.[9] But among all his accomplishments, the one chosen by the New York Times to headline his obituary was: "Rabbi Israel Goldstein, A Founder of Brandeis."[10]

C. Ruggles Smith, desperate for a way to save something of Middlesex University, learned of a New York committee headed by Goldstein that was seeking a campus to establish a Jewish-sponsored secular university, and approached Goldstein with a proposal to give the Middlesex campus and charter to Goldstein's committee, in the hope that his committee might "possess the apparent ability to reestablish the School of Medicine on an approved basis." Goldstein was concerned about being saddled with a failing medical school, but excited about the opportunity to secure a 100-acre (0.40 km2) "campus not far from New York, the premier Jewish community in the world, and only 9 miles (14 km) from Boston, one of the important Jewish population centers."[8] Goldstein agreed to accept Smith's offer and then proceeded to recruit George Alpert, a Boston lawyer with fund-raising experience as national vice president of the United Jewish Appeal.

George Alpert (1898-September 11, 1988) had worked his way through Boston University School of Law and co-founded the firm of Alpert and Alpert. His firm had a long association with the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, of which he was to become president from 1956 to 1961[11][12] He is best known today as the father of Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass).[13] He was influential in Boston's Jewish community. His Judaism "tended to be social rather than spiritual."[14] He was involved in assisting children displaced from Germany.[15] Alpert was to be chairman of Brandeis from 1946 to 1954, and a director from 1946 until his death.[11]

Goldstein also recruited Albert Einstein, whose involvement, while stormy and short-lived, was extremely important, as it drew national attention to the nascent university. The founding organization was named "The Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, Inc." and early press accounts emphasized his involvement.

Chapels Pond

Einstein incident

The origin of what was to become Brandeis was closely associated with the name of Albert Einstein from February 5, 1946,[16] when he agreed to the establishment of the Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, Inc., until June 22, 1947, when he withdrew his support.[17]

The trustees offered to name the university after Einstein in the summer of 1946, but Einstein declined, and on July 16, 1946 the board decided the university would be named after Louis Brandeis.[18]

On August 19, the plans for the new university were announced by prominent rabbi and Zionist Israel Goldstein, president of the Albert Einstein Foundation. Goldstein said that the planned university was to be supported by contributions from Jewish organizations and individuals, and stressed the point that the institution was to be without quotas and open to all "regardless of race, color, or creed." The institution was to be "deeply conscious both of the Hebraic tradition of Torah looking upon culture as a birthright, and of the American ideal of an educated democracy."[19] In later stories the New York Times' capsule characterization of Brandeis was "a Jewish-supported non-quota university."[17]

Einstein and Goldstein clashed almost immediately. Einstein objected to what he thought was excessively expansive promotion, and to Goldstein's sounding out Abram L. Sachar as a possible president without consulting Einstein. Einstein took great offense at Goldstein's having invited Francis Cardinal Spellman to participate in a fundraising event. Einstein resigned on September 2, 1946. Believing the venture could not succeed without Einstein, Goldstein quickly agreed to resign himself, and Einstein returned; his brief departure was publicly denied.[17][20]

The Foundation acquired the campus of the Middlesex University in Waltham, which was almost defunct except for the Middlesex Veterinary and Medical College. The charter of this small and marginal operation was transferred to the Foundation along with the campus. The Foundation had pledged to continue operating it, but began to feel that it would never be more than third-rate, while its operating costs were burdensome at a time when the Foundation was trying to raise funds. Disputes arose whether to try to improve it—as Einstein wished[21]—or to terminate it.[20] Einstein also became alarmed by press announcements that exaggerated the school's success at fundraising, and on June 22, 1947 he made a final break with the enterprise. The veterinary school was closed, despite "indignant and well-publicized protests and demonstrations by the disappointed students and their parents".[20] George Alpert, a lawyer responsible for much of the organizational effort, gave another reason for the break: Einstein's desire to offer the presidency of the school to left-wing scholar Harold Laski. Alpert characterized Laski as "a man utterly alien to American principles of democracy, tarred with the Communist brush."[16] He said, "I can compromise on any subject but one: that one is Americanism."[20].

Six years later, Einstein would decline the offer of an honorary degree from Brandeis, writing to Brandeis president Abram L. Sachar that "what happened in the stage of preparation of Brandeis University was not at all caused by a misunderstanding and cannot be made good any more."[16]

Historians Slater and Slater commented that "plagued by infighting, Brandeis in early 1948 seemed a project in serious trouble. Nonetheless, the school opened in the fall with 107 students." The historians list the opening of Brandeis as one of their "Great Moments in Jewish History."[22]

In 1954 Brandeis inaugurated a graduate program and became fully accredited.[22] In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the Association of American Universities, which represents the sixty two leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

Student takeover of Ford Hall

From January 8–18, 1969 about 70 students captured and held then-student-center, Ford Hall.[23] The student protesters renamed the school "Malcolm X University" for the duration of the siege (distributing buttons with the new name and logo) and issued a list of ten demands for better minority representation on campus.[24] Most of these demands were subsequently met. Ford Hall was demolished in August 2000 to make way for the Shapiro Campus Center, which was opened and dedicated October 3, 2002.

Rose Art Museum

The Rose Art Museum opened in 1961, the result of a decade-long struggle to house the art donations Brandeis had been receiving. Abram Sachar had written of the importance of fine arts to Brandeis and his "determination to expose our students and faculty to every kind of art orientation." Of the museum itself he had written:

There were murmurs on and off campus about the imprudence of a university in hankering after an art museum when it needed so much else in terms of 'basic' commitments. As often before and since, the dilemma was resolved because we followed, loosely to be sure, Thackeray's sanguine guidance: "Keep one eye on heaven, and one on the main chance."[25]

But in response to a university budget shortfall of $10 million, a formerly $700 million endowment now reduced, and the loss of longtime donors who lost money through investments with Bernard Madoff, on January 26, 2009 the university announced it would close the Rose Art Museum in September 2009 and sell off a prized collection of contemporary American art, stating the "The bottom line is that the students, the faculty and core academic mission come first. (Trustees) had to look at the college's assets and came to a decision to maintain that fundamental commitment to teaching."[26][27] Amidst protests and criticism, the Massachusetts Attorney General plans to review the planned sale and wills and agreements between the museum and donors.[28] The university subsequently indicated that it would sell only a limited number of pieces, if any, and would keep the museum open as a teaching and exhibition gallery.[29]

The failure to resolve the university's budget difficulties through the art sell-off led to a decision in May 2009 to suspend the university's contribution to employees' retirement funds for one year.[30]

Brandeis University's president, Jehuda Reinharz, has announced that he will resign at the end of the academic year, The Boston Globe reported. The announcement took many on the campus by surprise, but Mr. Reinharz said the recent criticism over his financial stewardship and plans to close the university's Rose Art Museum was not a factor in his decision. At age 65, he said, he felt the time had come to move on.

Presidents

The presidents of Brandeis University have been:

Academics

The schools of the University include:

The College of Arts and Sciences comprises 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which, in total, offer 43 majors and 47 minors.

Internships, research assistantships and other hands-on experiences are available throughout the curriculum. The global and experiential dimensions of education at Brandeis are carried out through international centers and institutes, which sponsor lectures and colloquia and add to the ranks of distinguished scholars on campus.

The Brandeis University Press, a member of the University Press of New England, publishes books in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields.

The Goldfarb Library at Brandeis has more than 1.6 million volumes and 300,000 e-journals. The library also houses a large United States Government archive. Brandeis University is a part of the Boston Library Consortium, which allows its students, faculty, and staff to access and borrow books and other materials from other BLC institutions including, Brown University, Tufts University, and Williams College.

Rankings

  • Brandeis University was ranked No. 21 among the top 25 national universities in the country, according to recently released rankings by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity (CCAP), an independent, not-for-profit center based in Washington, D.C.[31]
  • US News and World Report ranked Brandeis No. 31 in their 2009 annual list of Best National Universities. Acceptance to Brandeis was categorized under "Most Selective". It was also ranked No. 9 of "Most Liberal Students"[32]
  • No. 24 among 50 Best Values in Private Colleges according to Kiplinger.com (2009)[33]
  • No. 30 among 567 undergraduate institutions and top 15 among national research universities in a recent ranking from Forbes.com[34]
  • One of the "Top 20 Small Research Universities" based on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (2006–07)[35]
  • No. 27 among Top American Private Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance (2008)[35]
  • Received a "B-" grade on the Campus Sustainability Report Card 2009 published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute (including "A" grades in the Student Involvement, Administration, and Investment Priorities).[36] Just 23% of schools earned overall grades of "B" or better.[37]
  • When adjusted for size, Brandeis is fifth in the nation in terms of faculty members elected to academic honor societies.

Notable Faculty and graduates

Brandeis, which is both one of America's smallest universities and one of its youngest colleges, has nevertheless produced a body of unusually accomplished alumni, especially in academia, the professions, and literature, and can boast a distinguished faculty.

Among the better-known graduates are political theorist Michael Walzer, political activists Abbie Hoffman and Angela Davis, journalist Thomas Friedman, Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, physicist Edward Witten, and novelist Ha Jin. Among the more distinguished faculty, present and past, are composer Leonard Bernstein, historian David Hackett Fischer, economist Thomas Sowell, diplomat Dennis Ross, children's author Margret Rey, social theorist Herbert Marcuse, psychologist Abraham Maslow, and human rights activist Eleanor Roosevelt.

Athletics

Athletics logo

The Brandeis University athletic teams The Judges compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference of the NCAA Division III.

Brandeis has 10 varsity teams for both men and women, and 1 coed varsity team. The varsity teams are in:

Brandeis also has 20 club sports and numerous intramural sports, including sailing which used to be a varsity sport, rugby union, ultimate, crew, lacrosse, field hockey, squash, men's volleyball and martial arts.[38] Staff and faculty are allowed to play on intramural teams.

Bud Collins coached the men's tennis team from 1959 to 1963. Chris Ford (2001–03) was the third former Boston Celtics player to become head coach at Brandeis, following Bob Brannum (1970–86) and K.C. Jones (1967–70). Benny Friedman, who was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, served as athletic director from 1949 to 1961 and head football coach from 1951 to 1959, when the football team was disbanded due to high costs. Pete Varney, a former Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves is the current head coach of the baseball team.

Nelson Figueroa, who pitched for the New York Mets in 2008, is the first Brandeis graduate to play in Major League Baseball.

Tim Morehouse ('00) won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Men's team Saber in Beijing, China. The Brandeis Judges consistently send many fencers to the New England Regional NCAA championships, often with several continuing on to the NCAA National Championships.

The men's soccer team won the ECAC Championship in the 2006/2007 season. The women's soccer team followed up in the 2007/2008 season with their first ECAC Championship since the program started.

The cross country team is currently coached by sub-4:00 miler, John Evans. The 2009 men's cross country team saw junior Paul Norton earn All-American status at the NCAA Division III National Cross Country Meet, the best performance by a male cross country athlete in over a decade.

The Gosman Sports and Recreation Center is the main athletic center on campus and includes indoor and outdoor facilities for the sports offered at the university. Since the building opened in 1991, the university has hosted four NCAA championships. The Gosman Center also served as the preseason training home and practice facility of the Boston Celtics between 1991 and 1999.

Student life

Shapiro Campus Center

The university has an active student government, the Brandeis Student Union, as well as more than 270 student organizations.[39] Fraternities and sororities are officially prohibited by Brandeis University, as they are contrary to a central tenet of the university, namely, that student organizations be open to all students, with membership determined by competency or interest. According to an official handbook, "[e]xclusive or secret societies are inconsistent with the principles of openness to which the University is committed."[40]

Brandeis has eleven a cappella groups, six undergraduate-run theater companies, one sketch comedy troupe, and four improv-comedy groups, as well as many other cultural and arts clubs. Of particular note is the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society (B.A.D.A.S.S.) which consistently ranks as one of the top 10 debate teams in the United States, and participates across the globe in the World Universities Debating Championships each year.

Cholmondeley's coffeehouse, commonly referred to as "Chums," is located in Brandeis' Usen Castle. Chums is a popular site for student performances and concerts, including Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, Matt Pond PA, and Genesis (notable as their first American performance).[41]

Brandeis University's Campus Sustainability Initiative seeks to reduce the University's environmental and climate change impact. The University's accomplishments in the arena of sustainability include the creation of a student-organized on-campus Farmers' Market, the implementation of a single-stream recycling program, and the transition to GreenE certified wind power for 15% of the school's electricity needs.[42] Brandeis also offers a course called "Greening the Campus and Community," in which students "examine the environmental impacts of the Brandeis and Waltham community, and then design and implement projects to address those impacts."[43] Student projects have included greening campus offices, running after-school environmental education programs for children in the Waltham schools, and cleaning up local streams and ponds.[43]

Students also have the option of taking courses with a 'Community Engaged Learning' (CEL) aspect. Community-engaged learning is an aspect of the university's broad-based commitment to experiential learning.

Emergency medical services are provided by the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps, a Massachusetts-certified EMT-Basic volunteer student organization[44] which does not charge a fee for any of its emergency services.[45]

Security escort services are provided around the campus and into Waltham by the student-run "Branvan" , which runs on a daily schedule from 4:00 pm to 2:30 am on weekdays and from 12:00 pm to 2:30 am on weekends.

The university is 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston and is accessible through Brandeis/Roberts station on the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, a free shuttle that services Boston and Cambridge (Harvard Square) Thursday through Sunday[46], the nearby Riverside subway station (above ground) on the Green Line, and the 553 MBTA Bus[47].

Traditions

  • First years traditionally celebrate the end of the first year writing class by throwing a celebration of student writing pizza party. Instructors read the worst sentences from the semester.
  • During Orientation, the entire first year class takes a boat cruise on the Boston Harbor.
  • Pachanga, a European-style dance party is held bi-annually. This sold-out event draws hundreds of students from around the greater Boston area.
  • Each year, the University hosts SpringFest and "Fall Fest." Different bands are hired for a daylong music festival. Free food and Alcohol/Beer (for 21+) is included. In Spring 2009, Asher Roth, The Decemberists, RJD2, and Deerhunter performed.
  • Each semester during finals week, a midnight buffet is served—free food, prizes, and activities
  • Every semester the Activities Fair is held on the Great Lawn in front of the Shapiro Campus Center. Each club sets up a table and competes to get as many new students involved in the diverse array of 270+ clubs.
  • Two statues on campus, one of Justice Louis Brandeis, and one known as Peter Pan, are dressed up by students during the winter and Red Sox games.
  • During finals, the "munchie-mobile" circulates residential quads and gives out free snacks.
  • On snowy days, the library hill sees students sledding on 'borrowed' trays from the dining halls.
  • Bronstein Week, or "Spirit Week," hosts an array of speakers, activities, and free food outside classrooms.
  • The SunDeis Film Festival was started by Brandeis students in 2003 committed to creating an annual film festival that showcases independent student films and is open to the public. College students from all over the country submit their films; the winners are displayed at the final festival.
  • Liquid Latex, held each spring, is a body art show that is one of the most widely attended events on campus. The club collaborates with designers, painters, choreographers, models, and students to challenge traditional social norms. The models in the show are painted entirely in liquid latex paint.
  • The "Peace Room" on campus, location to be found by wandering and wondering students, is a hidden, quiet room that each student must find on his own.
  • The Sophomore Ball is held annually in Usen castle.
  • SPIN, or "Students and Professors Interacting Now," consists of students taking their professors 'out-to-lunch' at the Faculty Club. The Student Union finances these lunches.

Publications

  • Archon, the yearbook.
  • The Barrister News Ltd, a politically neutral broadside weekly newspaper with nationally syndicated features. 1985–1991.[48]
  • The Blowfish, a satirical newspaper founded in January 2006 is usually published every other Thursday during the school year. The first issue appeared inside The Hoot but subsequent issues have been published independently.
  • The Brandeis Hoot, founded in 2005, is an independent weekly newspaper published on Fridays.
  • The Brandeis Scope , which reports on research that is occurring on the Brandeis University campus and affiliated laboratories in the sciences.
  • Gravity, a humor magazine founded in 1990.
  • The Justice, which was founded in 1949 (one year after the university) is an administratively independent weekly newspaper distributed every Tuesday during term.[1]
  • Laurel Moon, a literary magazine launched in 1991.
  • The Louis Lunatic, founded in the winter of 2005, is a student-run sports magazine released each semester, discussing Brandeis and national sports.
  • Louis Magazine, a defunct journal of intellectual discourse, 1999–2002.
  • The Pulse, which reports on advances in medicine; published by the Pre-Health Society.
  • Under the Robe, an arts and entertainment social tabloid published by The Barrister 1985-1988
  • WBRS at 100.1 FM, the school's radio station.
  • Where the Children Play, a literature and arts magazine.

Institute for Informal Jewish Education

The Institute for Informal Jewish Education aims to support Jewish educators in creating meaningful Jewish experiences through professional development opportunities including pre-service experiences, in-service experiences related to educators’ practice, practitioner research, curriculum development, and strategic organizational support.[49] The IJE is funded partially through grants, from the The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, The Legacy Heritage Fund, The Covenant Foundation, and AVI CHAI Foundation.[50]

Current IJE projects include:[51]

  • Shabbat Enhancement/Experiential Educator grants.
  • New Ways to Enhance Community Hebrew High Schools Principal Leadership Seminar.
  • Executive Leadership Institute for Camp directors.
  • Merging the formal and informal education in synagogue middle schools.

The IJE runs two summer programs for high school students:

  • Genesis integrates Jewish studies, humanities and community building.
  • BIMA offers intensive opportunities to deepen skills in music, painting, creative writing and theater within a Jewish context.

The IJE has close partnerships with The North American Association of Community Hebrew High Schools and The Foundation for Jewish Camp.[citation needed]

In popular culture

Where did April come up with that stuff about Adolf Loos and terms like "organic form"?
Well, naturally. She went to Brandeis.

  • In the 1977 Woody Allen movie Annie Hall, Allen includes Brandeis in a long list of left-wing Jewish stereotypes.
  • In Angel, Wesley gets excited when he thinks he is meeting an archaeologist from Brandeis.
  • In Gilmore Girls, Paris suggests to Rory that she should go to Brandeis instead of Harvard.
  • In the 1998 movie Free Enterprise, one of the characters (who is based on writer Mark A. Altman) wears a Brandeis sweatshirt. Altman also attended Brandeis.
  • In the 1980s series Twin Peaks, deputy Hawks' girlfriend was a Ph.D. from Brandeis.
  • In the 90's sitcom Friends, the Central Perk coffeehouse is reputedly based on Cholmondeley's, a coffee shop and lounge in Usen Castle.[52]
  • In an episode of American Dad, Roger the alien hatches a scheme to marry a Jewish woman in order to receive expensive wedding presents, most notably a blender. In order to woo this woman, he claims to have attended Brandeis.
  • In the nonfiction book Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom, Morrie Schwartz is a retired sociology professor from Brandeis University, where Albom was his student.

See also

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