Brandeis University

New Brandeis Prez Urges ‘Discomfort’

09/06/2016 - 12:30

After 32 years at Middlebury College, the last 11 as its president, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home.

Ron Leibowitz: BDS is not a “major issue” at Brandeis University, says school’s new president. JTA

Beating Health Scares, Jonathan Sarna Seals Status As Rock Star Jewish Historian

05/18/2016 - 12:33

Waltham, Mass. – When Jonathan Sarna was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1999 at the age of 44, it changed his life.

Jonathan Sarna at Brandeis University, his undergraduate alma mater and where he has taught for more than 25 years. JTA

Brandeis’ New President: ‘We Need To Have Diversity’

Ronald Liebowitz says the school needs to understand itself: Who it is and what it wants to become.

12/29/2015 - 11:11

Brandeis University announced last week that its next president will be Ronald Liebowitz, the former president of Middlebury College. Liebowitz, a professor of geography, served as Middlebury’s provost for seven years. He replaces Frederick Lawrence, who served from 2011 until this past spring.

Though he won’t start until next July, Liebowitz shared some of his ideas about the challenges he faces in an interview with JTA. A condensed version of the conversation follows:

Ronald Liebowitz: “How does [Brandeis] reconcile its rich past with its future?”

Brandeis Selects Ronald Liebowitz As Next President

12/18/2015 (All day)

Brandeis University announced that its next president will be Ronald D. Liebowitz, the former president of Middlebury College in Vermont.

Ronald Liebowitz

Study: Most Jewish Students Faced Hostilities On North American Campuses

07/28/2015 - 20:00

Most Jewish undergraduates have encountered anti-Israel and/or anti-Semitic attitudes on campus, but they have not diminished their feelings of connection to Israel, a new study about anti-Semitism at North American universities found

Amid Chinese Influx, Brandeis Considers Its Jewish Identity

05/06/2015 - 20:00

Waltham, Mass. – When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice.

Study: Seattle’s Jewish Population Soared 70 Percent Since 2001

02/03/2015 - 19:00

A study found that Seattle’s Jewish population has increased by 70 percent since 2001.

Historian Jonathan Sarna Hospitalized, In Critical Condition

05/20/2014 - 20:00

Jonathan Sarna, a leading scholar of American Jewish history, is in critical condition at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Backlash Over Retirement Package For Brandeis Prez

12/30/2013 - 19:00

More than 1,600 alumni and students of Brandeis University and others with ties to the institution have signed an online petition protesting pay to former university president Jehuda Reinharz.

Brandeis Suspends Ties With Palestinian University

11/19/2013 - 19:00

Waltham, Mass. -- Brandeis University has suspended its partnership with the West Bank’s Al-Quds University in light of recent events at the Palestinian school, including a Nazi-style demonstration on its main campus in Jerusalem.

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