Brandeis University

Israeli Lawmaker Dichter Heckled At Brandeis

04/05/2011

(JTA) — Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter was heckled by protesters during a speech at Brandeis University.

Students from the group Brandeis Students for Justice in Palestine stood up as Dichter began speaking Tuesday during a panel discussion before an audience of several hundred students and called him a war criminal in English and Hebrew, Haaretz reported. The incident can be viewed on YouTube.

Dichter, a member of the Kadima Party, served as director of the Shin Bet security service during the second Palestinian Intifada.

Brandeis Students, Alumni Demand Peretz Apology

09/13/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- More than 350 students and alumni at Brandeis University called on columnist Martin Peretz to apologize for saying Muslims do not value human life or deserve free speech.

Taking Reins At Brandeis At Tough Time

With endowment falling and various controversies afoot, GW Law School dean will look to bolster financial aid.

07/13/2010
Staff Writer

Growing up in Port Washington, L.I., Frederick Lawrence thought he’d have a career in politics or teaching.

But in high school, animated by the civil rights and anti-war movements and inspired by the role attorneys were playing as agents “of social change,” he decided to become a lawyer.

Some four decades later, after working as a civil rights lawyer and law school dean, Lawrence is taking a position at the highest rung of academia.

GW Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence.

GW Law School Dean To Lead Brandeis

07/09/2010
Staff Writer

Frederick M. Lawrence, a veteran civil rights lawyer who has served the last five years as dean of the George Washington University Law School, was this week named president of Brandeis University.

Lawrence, 54, will succeed President Jehuda Reinharz, who is joining the Mandel Foundation, an international philanthropy.

Lawrence on Jan. 1, 2011 will become the eight president of Brandeis University, a non-sectarian Jewish institution in Waltham, Mass., with a student body of 5,300.

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