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Brandeis University is a small, private university in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is located in the southwestern corner of Waltham, 10 miles from Boston. Founded in 1948 as a coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University, Brandeis is the youngest private research university, as well as the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the United States. Despite its relatively recent founding, Brandeis is recognized as one of the world's leading institutions of higher education.
As of 2003, the university had approximately 3000 undergraduates, 1300 graduate students and 500 faculty members.
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
- Lown School of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
- Rabb School of Summer and Continuing Studies
- The Brandeis International Business School
- The Volen National Center for Complex Systems
Brandeis is also known as home to the Rose Art Museum , a museum of modern and contemporary art.
Fraternities and sororities are not recognized by Brandeis University and there are none present on campus.
The university boasts a very active student government, the Brandeis Student Union which can be found at http://union.brandeis.edu, as well as more than 200 student organizations, which are listed at http://my.brandeis.edu.
The current Provost of the university, Marty Krauss is an expert on disability policy and family-based caregiving.
The Brandeis University Press publishes books in a variety of scholarly and general interest fields.
The College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of 24 departments and 22 interdepartmental programs, which offer 38 majors and 42 minors.
Note that starting in 1997, the University of Louisville began calling its law school the Brandeis School of Law, but it is not affiliated with Brandeis University in any way. Brandeis University does not have a law school.
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 1991-1994
- Jehuda Reinharz 1994-
All faculty may be found in the Brandeis Faculty Guide.
- Ray Jackendoff: Linguist
- Robert Reich: The 22nd United States Secretary of Labor from 1993 - 1997
- Anita Hill: Former colleague of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
- David Hackett Fischer : Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and notable author
- Jacob "Jerry" Cohen : expert on conspiracy theories (particularly the assassination of JFK)
- Stephen J. Whitfield: expert on American Jewish history
- Herbert Marcuse: social theorist and member of the Frankfurt School
- William Kapelle : Medievalist & historian.
- Paul Jankowski : Historian.
- Martin Levin : Public Policy expert.
- Timothy J Hickey: Computer Scientist
- James Pustejovsky: Proposer of Generative Lexicon Theory
- Mitch Albom: Sports columnist for the Detroit Free Press, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
- Paula Apsell : Executive Producer of Nova, the longest-running science documentary series and winner of eight Emmy Awards
- Elliot Aronson: Psychologist
- Benjamin Brandzel : advocacy director of MoveOn.org
- Sidney Blumenthal: Presidential adviser and journalist
- Arthur L. Caplan : Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Bernard Coard: Grenadian politician who led the coup that ousted Maurice Bishop
- Tyne Daly: Actress
- Arthur Levine: President of Columbia University Teachers College
- Angela Yvonne Davis: Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Radical activist
- Loretta Devine: Actress
- Thomas L. Friedman: Foreign Affairs Columnist for The New York Times, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting and a National Book Award.
- Tony Goldwyn: Actor and Director
- Christie Hefner: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises,Inc. , daughter of Hugh Hefner. Hefner has also served on the University's board of trustees.
- Marshall Herskovitz: Director and Producer of the movie Dangerous Beauty , Producer and Screenwriter of Last Samurai, Producer of I Am Sam, and Traffic.
- Abbie Hoffman: Social and political activist, Co-founder of the Youth International Party ("Yippies")
- John Hopps: Physicist, Politician
- Margo Jefferson : The New York Times Sunday theater critic and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
- Ha Jin: Novelist
- 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
- Suk-Won Kim : Chair of Ssangyong Business Group, one of the largest companies in the Republic of Korea
- Mark Leyner: Novelist
- Leslie Lamport: Computer scientist
- Osman Faruk Logoglu : Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Turkey
- Roderick MacKinnon: Head of the Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2003
- Gates McFadden: Actress, best known as Dr. Beverly Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Fatema Mernissi: Leading authority on Qur'anic studies in the Arab world
- Debra Messing: Actress Will & Grace
- Barry Newman : Actor
- Martin Peretz: Editor in chief of The New Republic
- Katherine Ann Power : Anti-war activist and former fugitive
- Dimitrij Rupel: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
- William Schneider : CNN's senior political analyst
- Eli J. Segal : Assistant to the President of the United States from 1993 - 1996
- Barbara Herrnstein Smith: Braxton Craven Professor of Comparative Literature and English and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory at Duke University, Distinguished Professor of English at Brown University, former president of the Modern Language Association
- Stephen J. Solarz : Former U.S. Representative and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs
- Shen Tong : Student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
- Michael Walzer: Professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
- Edward Witten: Physicist, Recipient of the Fields Medal in 1990
The Hoot is Brandeis' community newspaper which is written by students and provides coverage of topics of interest and concern to Brandeis students, faculty, staff, and alumni. It appears every Friday on campus and at www.thehoot.net.
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