Brandeis President To Step Down

Lackluster fundraising eyed as Frederick Lawrence leaves Waltham campus.

02/03/2015 - 19:00

For all the controversies Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence endured over the past few months, the failures that ultimately doomed his tenure were more fundamental, insiders say: His fundraising just wasn’t good enough and his administrative track record was wanting.

Brandeis President Frederick Lawrence: Seen as unpopular among faculty members.

Amid Threats, Jewish Blogger Returns

Did Brandeis student Daniel Mael’s right-wing, pro-Israel politics play a role in backlash against him?

01/20/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

When Daniel Mael, a 22-year-old Brandeis senior, returned to campus for his final semester last week, he was advised by university police not to walk anywhere alone.

Daniel Mael defends his right to free speech. Courtesy of Daniel Mael

Brandeis Hillel Again Rejects Membership Bid by Jewish Voice for Peace

03/30/2011 - 20:00

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA) -- The Brandeis University Hillel has rejected a second membership bid by the controversial Jewish student group Jewish Voice for Peace.

Some 1,000 Brandeis students, nearly a third of the student body at the suburban Boston university, signed a petition circulated by JVP asking the Brandeis Hillel to reconsider its decision earlier this month not to admit JVP as a partner organization.

Fifty rabbis and 100 faculty members, parents of students and Brandeis alumni also signed the petition, according to JVP spokespeople.

New Survey Shows More U.S. Jews Than Suspected

12/20/2010 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.

The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either Jewish by religion or who self-identify as Jewish. The figure represents a 20 percent increase in the number of Jews since 1990.

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