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Brandeis University

Motto "אמת"
("Emet", Hebrew for "Truth")
Established 1948
Type Private
Endowment US $657 million
President Jehuda Reinharz
Staff 326 full-time, 139 part-time
Undergraduates 3,158
Postgraduates 1,872
Location Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Suburban, 235 acres (1.00 km²)
Ollie, the Owl (named for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
Athletics NCAA Division III UAA
Usen Castle, the most recognized building on campus
Usen Castle, the most recognized building on campus

Brandeis University is a private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, nine miles west of Boston. As of the 2006/07 term, the university had 3,304 undergraduates, 2,009 graduate students and 499 faculty members.

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. Despite its relatively recent founding and small size, the university is highly regarded academically and has several first-rate research programs (particularly in the Life Sciences). In addition, 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.

The university is named for the first Jewish Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856–1941).

Brandeis is also the sponsor of the famous Wien International Scholarship for non-American students.


  • 1 About Brandeis
  • 2 Presidents
  • 3 Student life
  • 4 Athletics
  • 5 History of Brandeis
    • 5.1 Founders
    • 5.2 The Einstein incident
    • 5.3 Other Notable Events
      • 5.3.1 The Student Takeover of Ford Hall
  • 6 Notable faculty and staff
  • 7 Notable alumni
    • 7.1 Government, law and politics
    • 7.2 Academia
    • 7.3 Arts and media
    • 7.4 Business
    • 7.5 Science
    • 7.6 Sports
  • 8 Publications
  • 9 In Popular Culture
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links
  • 12 See also

About Brandeis

Chapel's Pond
Chapel's Pond

The schools of the University include:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
  • Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies
  • Brandeis International Business School

The College of Arts and Sciences comprises 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which offer 41 majors and 46 minors. The Provost of the university, Marty Krauss, is an expert on disability policy and family-based caregiving. Brandeis is home to the Rose Art Museum, a museum of modern and contemporary art, widely renowned as the best modern art museum in New England.

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 1.2 million books and 60,000 e-journals. It also has a section of monthly issues.


The presidents of Brandeis University have been:

  • Abram L. Sachar 1948-1968
  • Morris B. Abram 1968-1970
  • Charles I. Schottland 1970-1972
  • Marver H. Bernstein 1972-1983
  • Evelyn E. Handler 1983-1991
  • Stuart H. Altman (interim) 1990-1991
  • Samuel O. Thier, M.D. 1991-1994
  • Jehuda Reinharz 1994-

Student life

Shapiro Campus Center
Shapiro Campus Center

The university boasts an active student government, the Brandeis Student Union[1], as well as more than 250 student organizations. [2]

The university is only 9 miles west of Boston, and students are able to take a free shuttle into the city Thursday through Sunday.

Brandeis has two administratively independent student newspapers, The Justice and The Hoot, and one satirical paper, The Blowfish.

WBRS at 100.1 FM is the school's radio station.

Emergency medical services are provided by the Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo).

Brandeis has a large number of a cappella groups, and four improv-comedy groups.

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. "Exclusive or secret societies are inconsistent with the principles of openness to which the University is committed."[3].


The Brandeis University athletic teams ("The Judges") compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference of the NCAA Division III. The school's colors are blue and white.

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

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Indoor and Outdoor Track
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Brandeis also has more than 18 club sports, including rugby, ultimate, crew and martial arts.

Brandeis has had an impressive list of coaches for its athletic teams, from Bud Collins and the men's tennis team in the late 1950s and early 1960s to K.C. Jones leading the men's basketball squad in the 1960s.

Pete Varney, the former Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves is the current head coach of the baseball team.

History of Brandeis


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

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 collapse. It was in grave financial peril. 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[1]—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 emigrated to Israel. He was 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.[2] 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."[3]

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 campus not far from New York, the premier Jewish community in the world, and only 10 miles from Boston, one of the important Jewish population centers."[1] Goldstein agreed to accept Smith's offer.

Goldstein 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) was a Boston lawyer who had worked his way through Boston University School of Law. He cofounded 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[4][5] (He is best known today as the father of Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass)[4]). He was influential in Boston's Jewish community. His Judaism "tended to be social rather than spiritual."[6] He was involved in assisting children displaced from Germany.[7]. Alpert was to be chairman of Brandeis from 1946 to 1954, and a director from 1946 until his death.[4]

Goldstein also recruited Albert Einstein, whose involvement, while stormy and short-lived, was extremely important. 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.

The Einstein incident

The origin of what was to become Brandeis was closely associated with the name of Albert Einstein from February 5, 1946,[8] when he agreed the establishment of the Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, Inc., until June 22, 1947, when he withdrew his support.[9]

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.[10]

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."[11] In later stories the New York Times' capsule characterization of Brandeis was "a Jewish-supported non-quota university."[9]

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 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.[12][9]

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[13]—or to terminate it.[12] 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"[12]. 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 J. Laski. Alpert characterized Laski as "a man utterly alien to American principles of democracy, tarred with the Communist brush."[8] He said, "I can compromise on any subject but one: that one is Americanism."[12].

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."[8]

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." They list the opening of Brandeis as one of their "Great Moments in Jewish History."[14]

In 1954 Brandeis inaugurated a graduate program and became fully accredited.[14]

Other Notable Events

The Student Takeover of Ford Hall

From January 8-18, 1969 about 70 students captured and held then-student-center, Ford Hall.[15] 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.[16] Most of these demands were subsequently met.

Notable faculty and staff

  • Teresa M. Amabile: Social and organizational psychologist
  • Leonard Bernstein: Composer and conductor
  • Olga Broumas: Poet
  • Mary Baine Campbell: Poet and critic
  • Stephen Cecchetti: Economist
  • Jacob "Jerry" Cohen: Expert on conspiracy theories (particularly the assassination of JFK)
  • Thomas Doherty: Film studies expert, author of Pre-Code Hollywood
  • Gordie Fellman: Peace Studies pioneer, author of Rambo and the Dalai Lama
  • David Hackett Fischer: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author
  • Benny Friedman: Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback; former Athletic Director (1949-1961) and the final Coach of Brandeis' football team (1951-1959)
  • Thomas Friedman: columnist for The New York Times; three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize; author of The World is Flat and expert on globalization
  • Allen Grossman: MacArthur Foundation "genius-award" winning poet and critic
  • Timothy J Hickey: Computer scientist
  • Anita Hill: Lawyer and social policy expert
  • Heisuke Hironaka: Mathematician, Fields Medal winner.
  • Irving Howe: Political theorist, Editor and founder of Dissent
  • Paul Jankowski: Historian
  • William E. Kapelle: Medieval historian
  • Dorothee Kern: Biochemist, former basketball player for the German national team
  • Walter Laqueur: Historian and political commentator.
  • Max Lerner Author, syndicated columnist, and editor
  • Martin Levin: Public Policy expert.
  • Kanan Makiya: Iraqi dissident, advocate of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq
  • Herbert Marcuse: Social theorist and member of the Frankfurt School
  • Abraham Maslow: Psychologist noted for humanistic approach
  • Pauli Murray: Feminist and civil rights expert.
  • Ulric Neisser: A pioneer in development of cognitive psychology
  • Irene Pepperberg: Student of cognition in non-human animals, particularly parrots
  • James Pustejovsky: Linguist, Proposer of Generative Lexicon Theory
  • Philip Rahv: Literary and Social Critic, Editor and Founder of "Partisan Review"
  • Robert Reich: United States Secretary of Labor, 1993 - 1997, candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, 2002
  • Margret Rey: Author and illustrator
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the United States
  • Dennis Ross: Special envoy/ambassador to Middle East under President Clinton
  • Jonathan Sarna: Sociologist and Author
  • Morrie Schwartz: Sociologist; inspiration for his student Mitch Albom to write the book Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Marion Smiley: J.P. Morgan Chase Chair in Ethics
  • Thomas Sowell: American economist, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
  • Andreas Teuber: Chair, Department of Philosophy, Member and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Fulbright Scholar, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, actor in the movie Doctor Faustus.
  • Gina Turrigiano: Neuroscientist, winner of the 2000 MacArthur "Genius" Award
  • Stephen J. Whitfield: expert on American Jewish history
  • Leslie Zebrowitz: Social Psychologist

Notable alumni

Government, law and politics

  • Jack Abramoff: Republican activist, founder of International Freedom Foundation, lobbyist (pleaded guilty to three felonies in 2006), writer and producer of the movie Red Scorpion
  • Sidney Blumenthal: Adviser to President Clinton and journalist[5]
  • Naomi Reice Buchwald: United States District Court Judge, Southern District of New York [6]
  • Bernard Coard: Grenadian politician who led the coup that ousted Maurice Bishop[7]
  • Jennifer Casolo: Peace activist
  • Angela Yvonne Davis: Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, political activist
  • Geir Haarde: Prime Minister of Iceland[17][18]
  • Wakako Hironaka: Member of the Diet of Japan, State Minister, Director-General of the Environment Agency (1993-94)
  • Abbie Hoffman: Social and political activist, Co-founder of the Youth International Party ("Yippies")[8]
  • Otis Johnson : Mayor of Savannah, Georgia
  • Marcel Kahan: Published legal pundit and corporate law professor at the New York University School of Law.
  • Joette Katz: Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court
  • Osman Faruk Logoglu: Former Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Turkey
  • Katherine Ann Power: Anti-war activist and former fugitive from justice[19]
  • Dimitrij Rupel: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia[9]
  • George Saitoti: Former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya and former Minister of Finance, Government of Kenya
  • Michael Sandel: Professor of Political Philosophy at Harvard University and former member of the President's Council on Bioethics
  • Eli J. Segal: Assistant to the President of the United States from 1993 - 1996[10]
  • Stephen J. Solarz: Former U.S. Representative from Brooklyn, New York[11]
  • Shen Tong: Student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989[12]
  • Nikolai Vassilliev: Deputy prime minister of Bulgaria [13]
  • Gerald Zerkin: Attorney for Zacarias Moussaoui.


  • Bonnie Berger: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • David Bernstein: Law professor and blogger [14]
  • Arthur L. Caplan: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain: Professor at the University of Chicago, feminist, political philosopher
  • John Hopps: Physicist, Politician
  • Arthur Levine: President of Columbia University Teachers College; recently appointed Woodrow Wilson Foundation[15]
  • Deborah Lipstadt: Historian[16]
  • Fatema Mernissi: Moroccan sociologist.[17]
  • Elisa New: Harvard University professor and wife of Lawrence Summers, former President of Harvard University [18]
  • Alicia Ostriker: Poet, scholar, Professor at Rutgers University
  • Philip Rubin: Cognitive scientist, CEO and senior scientist, Haskins Laboratories
  • Paul Sally: Mathematician at the University of Chicago
  • Fr. Antonio S. Samson: president of Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines[19]
  • Judith Shapiro: President, Barnard College
  • Robert F.X. Sillerman: Media entrepreneur; CEO of CKX (owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises and American Idol); chancellor of Long Island University's Southampton College
  • Michael Walzer: Professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey Walzer's CV (PDF)
  • Robert J. Zimmer: Mathematician, president of the University of Chicago[20]

Arts and media

  • Kathy Acker: novelist
  • Mitch Albom: Sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven[20]
  • Paula Apsell: Executive Producer of Nova, the longest-running science documentary series and winner of eight Emmy Awards
  • Morton Brilliant: Wikipedia-using campaign manager[21]
  • Peter Childs: composer
  • Joe Conason: New York Observer political columnist
  • David Crane: Co-creator, writer, and executive producer of television series Friends [22]
  • Tyne Daly: Actress[23]
  • Stuart Damon:Actor- student name - Stewart Zonis - long term role on 'General Hospital'
  • Loretta Devine: Actress in television series Boston Public and Grey's Anatomy, and films, including "Crash" (2005)[24]
  • Thomas L. Friedman: Foreign Affairs Columnist for The New York Times; winner of National Book Award and three-time winner of Pulitzer Prize.[25]
  • Tony Goldwyn: Actor and Director
  • Marshall Herskovitz: Director and Producer of the movie Dangerous Beauty; Producer and Screenwriter of Last Samurai, Producer of I Am Sam and Traffic.[26]
  • Chuck Israels: jazz musician, bassist
  • Margo Jefferson: The New York Times Sunday theater critic and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
  • Ha Jin: Novelist, winner of the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award[27]
  • Michael Kaiser: President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Marta Kauffman: Executive Producer and cocreator of the Emmy Award-winning television series Friends, and Cocreator of the comedy series Family Album, Dream On and The Powers That Be
  • Louise Lasser: Actress
  • Peter Lieberson: composer
  • Steven Mackey: composer
  • Mark Leyner: Novelist
  • Gates McFadden: Actress, best known as Dr. Beverly Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation[28]
  • Michael McDowell (author): novelist and script writer
  • Debra Messing: Actress in television series Will & Grace [29]
  • Walter Mossberg: Wall Street Journal Technology Columnist[30]
  • Josh Mostel: Character actor in over 50 films and television shows, including the Animal House spinoff Delta House
  • Barry Newman: Actor
  • Anand Patwardhan: Indian filmmaker
  • Martin Peretz: Editor in chief of The New Republic[31]
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin: Author, journalist, social activist, a founding editor of Ms. Magazine
  • Tom Rapp: singer/songwriter, previously of Pearls Before Swine
  • Theresa Rebeck: playwright.
  • David Ian Salter: Film editor of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo[32]
  • Bill Schneider: CNN's senior political analyst [33]
  • Bob Simon: CBS correspondent for 60 Minutes
  • Christina Hoff Sommers: author, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research [34]
  • Karen Sosnoski: author and filmmaker
  • Robin Weigert: Actress (Calamity Jane in HBO's Deadwood)
  • Penelope Trunk: Author of Brazen Careerist: New Rules for Success [35], Columnist, Boston Globe and Yahoo! Finance[36]


  • Leonard Asper: CanWest CEO [37]
  • Mitch Caplan: President and CEO, E-Trade Group [38]
  • Jeri Bloch Finard: Chief Marketing Officer, Kraft Foods, Inc.[39]
  • Ellen Gordon: Chief Operating Officer, Tootsie Roll Industries [40]
  • Christie Hefner: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., daughter of Hugh Hefner [41] [42]
  • Myra Hiatt Kraft: Philanthropist and wife of Bob Kraft, owner of New England Patriots
  • Suk-Won Kim: Chair of Ssangyong Business Group, one of the largest companies in the Republic of Korea[43]
  • Jeffrey Lurie: Owner of Philadelphia Eagles
  • Ólafur Jóhann Ólafsson: Vice president of Time Warner Digital Media - Former CEO and president of Sony Interfactive Entertainment and responsible for the introduction of PlayStation
  • Robert F.X. Sillerman: Chairman, SFX Entertainment [44]


  • Nathan Cohen: Physicist and inventor (see fractal antennas )
  • Judith Rich Harris: Psychologist
  • Leslie Lamport: Computer scientist and inventor of LaTeX, a widely-used document preparation system
  • Roderick MacKinnon: Head of the Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003
  • Janet Akyüz Mattei: Turkish-American astronomer and former director of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
  • Patrick Tufts: Notable computer scientist and inventor
  • Karen Uhlenbeck: Mathematician
  • Edward Witten: Physicist, Recipient of the Fields Medal in 1990 [45]


  • Nelson Figueroa: Major League baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates. [46]. Famously traded in a deal that brought Curt Schilling from the Phillies to the Diamondbacks.


  • The Justice, which was founded in 1949 (one year after the university's inception) is an administratively independent weekly newspaper distributed every Tuesday during term.
  • The Brandeis Hoot, founded in 2005, is an independent weekly newspaper published on Fridays.
  • The Blowfish, a satirical newspaper which was founded in February 2006 is published every other Thursday. The first issue appeared inside The Hoot and every issue since then has been published independently.
  • The Louis Lunatic, founded in the winter of 2005, is a student-run sports magazine released each semester, discussing Brandeis and national sports.
  • Archon, the yearbook
  • Gravity, a humor magazine founded in 1990.
  • Laurel Moon, a literary magazine
  • Where the Children Play, a literature and arts magazine
  • Louis Magazine, a defunct journal of intellectual discourse, 1999–2002.
  • The Barrister, alternative weekly newspaper, 1985–1991.

In Popular Culture

  • In the 2007 movie Music and Lyrics, Drew Barrymore wears a Brandeis sweatshirt.
  • In The Simpsons episode Today I Am a Clown, Lisa tells about her imaginary friend named Rachel Cohen "who just got into Brandeis."
  • In the film Hannah and Her Sisters, Dianne Wiest's character ponders:

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

  • In the 1977 Woody Allen movie Annie Hall, Allen accuses Carol Kane of being like "New York, Jewish, left-wing, liberal, intellectual, Central Park West, Brandeis University."
  • In Angel Wesley gets excited when he thinks he's meeting an archeologist 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 minor characters (who is played by writer Mark Altman) wears a Brandeis sweatshirt. Altman also attended Brandeis.
  1. ^ a b Reis, Arthur H., Jr. The Founding. Brandeis Review, 50th Anniversary Edition. Retrieved on 2006-05-17., pp. 42-3: founder's son C. Ruggles Smith quoted: "From its inception, Middlesex was ruthlessly attacked by the American Medical Association, which at that time was dedicated to restricting the production of physicians, and to maintaining an inflexible policy of discrimination in the admission of medical students. Middlesex, alone among medical schools, selected its students on the basis of merit, and refused to establish any racial quotas"
  2. ^ "Israeli Officials Honor Longtime Zionist Leader," The New York Times, June 28, 1976, p. 14
  3. ^ "Rabbi Israel Goldstein, A Founder of Brandeis", The New York Times, April 13, 1986, p. 40"
  4. ^ a b George Alpert, 90; was a Founder and First Chairman of Brandeis; The Boston Globe, September 13, 1988, p. 82
  5. ^ Lyall, Sarah (1988): "George Alpert, 90, Ex-President Of New Haven Line and a Lawyer," The New York Times, September 13, 1988, pp. D26
  6. ^ Stevens, Jay (1988). Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream. Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-3587-0. p. 152
  7. ^ Lattin, Don (2004). Following Our Bliss: How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-073063-3.  p. 161
  8. ^ a b c Reis, Arthur H. Jr, The Albert Einstein Involvement. Brandeis Publications 50th review (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-05-04., pp. 60-61: Source for Einstein agreeing to establishment of the foundation Feb. 5th, 1946, foundation incorporated Feb. 25; for Alpert quotation, "a man utterly alien to American principles of democracy, tarred with the Communist brush;" for Einstein's refusal to accept an honorary degree in 1953.
  9. ^ a b c "Goldstein Quits Einstein Agency; Rabbi Resigns Presidency of Foundation that Plans to Build a University." The New York Times, September 26, 1946, p. 27. "Goldstein issued a statement to correct an erroneous item in a Jewish weekly newspaper printed on Boston. This said Dr. Einstein was withdrawing from the foundation." Goldstein cited "differences on matters of public relations and faculty selection." A foundation director is quoted as saying "Professor Einstein's devotion to and enthusiasm for our purposes are now and always have been strong and unswerving." A board member who "withheld use of his name" is reported as saying Goldstein and Einstein differed "over plans for a major fund-raising meeting for the new university to be held here in November. He indicated that differences over Zionism were also a factor." NYT characterized the university as "a Jewish-supported non-quota university."
  10. ^ Reis, Arthur H., Jr. Naming the University. Brandeis Review, 50th Anniversary Edition. Retrieved on 2006-05-03., pp. 66-7
  11. ^ "New Jewish Unit Plans University," The New York Times, August 20, 1946, p. 10.
  12. ^ a b c d Sachar, Abram L. (1995). Brandeis University: A Host at Last. Brandeis University Press, distributed by University Press of New England. ISBN 0-87451-585-8.  pp. 18-22: Einstein-Goldstein clashes, Einstein's objections to Cardinal Spellman; conflict over veterinary school; conflict over Harold Laski; Alpert quotation, "I can compromise on any subject but one: that one is Americanism."
  13. ^ "Dr. Einstein Quits University Plan; Withdraws Support of Brandeis and Bars Use of His Name By Einstein Foundation." The New York Times, June 22, 1947: "These disputes centered mainly on the operation of the veterinarian school of Middlesex University... S. Ralph Lazrus... withdrew as president of the foundation. Dr. Lazrus said he and his associates had been critical of both the manner in which the present limited facilities of the school have been operated and of the policies contemplated for the future."
  14. ^ a b Slater, Elinor; Robert Slater (1999). Great Moments in Jewish History. Jonathan David Company, Inc.. ISBN 0-8246-0408-3.  pp. 121-3, "Brandeis University Founded"
  15. ^ The Student Occupation of Ford Hall, January 1969. Brandeis University Archives, Remembering Ford & Sydeman Halls. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
  16. ^ The Ten Demands. Brandeis University Archives, Remembering Ford & Sydeman Halls. Retrieved on 2007-03-22.
  17. ^ Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Geir H. Haarde. Retrieved on 2006-06-07.
  18. ^ David E. Nathan (2006-05-25). Two to receive Brandeis Alumni Achievement Awards. Brandeis University. Retrieved on 2006-06-07.
  19. ^ Hook, Sidney (1995). Letters of Sidney Hook: Democracy, Communism, and the Cold War. M. E. Sharpe. ISBN 1-56324-487-X.  p. 297: "In 1970, Katherine Anne Power, then a senior at Brandeis University, took part in a robbery in Boston of the State Street Bank and Trust..."; "Q & A with Katherine Power's Parents," The Boston Globe, October 28, 1981: "Among the radical '60s activists still underground is Katherine Ann Power who, while a 22-year-old student at Brandeis University, allegedly participated in the robbery of a Boston bank during which a police officer was killed."
  20. ^ Mitch Albom bio.
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    See also

    • Middlesex University (Massachusetts)

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