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By adamg - 11/7/23 - 9:12 am

The Jewish Journal reports on Brandeis's decision, which came yesterday, hours before Students for Justice in Palestine was to hold a rally at the school.

By adamg - 6/29/23 - 8:55 am

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports Orthodox students at the heavily Jewish Waltham university are verklempt at what they consider a punch in the kishkes, a furshlugginer two-page school ad, in the Sunday Times magazine, no less, headlined "Brandeis was founded by Jews. But it's anything but orthodox." The school responded that if only the students would read the whole megillah, they'd see it was just a light-hearted attempt to show the school's roots come from the totality of the Jewish mishpocha.

By adamg - 11/20/22 - 9:48 am
Crashed bus

Crashed bus. Photo by Live Boston.

WBZ reports a bus carrying Brandeis students crashed into several trees on South Street at the Waltham/Weston line last night. Authorities say the bus was bringing students back from a hockey game at Northeastern, although Brandeis itself says the bus was part of the school's regular weekend shuttle service to and from Boston and Cambridge.

By adamg - 1/16/22 - 12:15 am

The Forward reports on the unusual educational background of Aafia Siddiqui, currently serving an 86-year term in a federal prison hospital in Ft. Worth, TX for shooting at American soldiers who had brought her in for questioning in Afghanistan. Read more.

By adamg - 4/14/21 - 11:08 am

A federal judge today refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Brandeis University students over last year's switch to online classes, saying the issue is not whether such education sucks but whether the school had a contract with students to provide in-person learning. Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 10:23 am

An art student at Brandeis University this week sued the school to get a refund on his spring-semester tuition and fees because of the way classes were forced online due to Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 11:14 pm

Boston College President William Leahy told students today that they have to leave campus for the rest of the semester between tomorrow and Sunday as the school prepares to get them online for classes starting Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/17 - 12:14 pm

UPDATED, 7 p.m.

An e-mailed bomb threat forced Brandeis University to evacuate the campus today, on the eve of most students returning to campus. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/17 - 11:37 am

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the first Logan immigration case, eight universities in the Boston area and Worcester say they have 535 students and 217 professors and researchers from the seven countries affected by the government's ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/16 - 9:59 pm

Brandeis Now posts the list, although looks like they need to do some more research: They list Gates "Dr. Crusher" McFadden but not her classmate, Louise "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" Lasser (nor the Lasser-inspired mention of Brandeis in "Annie Hall"). And where's movie producer and writer (and, OK, convicted felon) Jack Abramoff?

H/t fellow Brandeis alum Martin Leiberman.

By adamg - 1/25/16 - 8:26 pm
Usen Castle at Brandeis University

Brandeis University says it's time to tear down the bulk of a historic building that is the only one left from its 1948 founding.

In fact, Usen Castle predates Brandeis and was originally part of the campus for a failed medical school that Brandeis's organizers bought for the Jewish-sponsored but secular college. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/14 - 6:20 pm

Apparently, the people at Brandeis who decide these things haven't heard of Google and only decided not to give Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree after getting protests about the way she's described Islam as "a destructive, nihilistic cult of death."

Ali responded with a statement accusing the Jewish-founded university of turning its back on its own ideals:

By adamg - 9/9/11 - 9:25 pm

Brandeis University this week sued everybody from multinational food concerns to a tiny bakery in Milwaukee over margarine - which the school alleges violates patents it owns for producing what it says is heart-healthy food substances.

By adamg - 6/30/11 - 12:10 pm

Greg Cook reports the latest from the ongoing Rose Art Museum saga.

By adamg - 3/11/11 - 10:50 am

Greg Cook reports on some impending work at the Rose Art Museum.

By adamg - 11/23/10 - 8:04 am

Emily Diamond has a suggestion for the group's scheduled Dec. 3 appearance on campus: Do absolutely nothing, because otherwise, it just encourages them:

By adamg - 3/23/10 - 9:50 am

The school named after the Supreme Court justice lets students bring libel complaints against each other. Which one did, but only after first filing a complaint with campus police (second to last item) about how his group had been wronged on a Web site.

By adamg - 11/1/09 - 8:32 am

Greg Cook reports on the latest from the Rose Art Museum front.

By adamg - 9/25/09 - 7:56 am

The Globe reports.

Joel Brown disputes:

... Right. Although his resignation is dated Aug. 31, its announcement now via email last night to "the Brandeis community" is NOT a coincidence. Reinharz's disastrous handling of the university's plan to close the Rose and sell its collection to solve Brandeis' financial problems has been a worldwide embarrassment and has alienated many in the university community, including some donors. ...

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