Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: March 8th, 2010

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Earlier today, Provost Marty Krauss released her decisions regarding the 18 proposals that the Brandeis 2020 Committe submitted to narrow Brandeis’s projected operating deficit.  With one minor alteration, she chose to accept them all, meaning that they all will go to the Board of Trustees for approval later this month. I imagine that there are […]

Author: Serby


Posted on: January 28th, 2010

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By now, the administration has made it clear that it has to cut something. Several departments – classics and American studies, for example – have been warned that they are on a knife’s edge and may soon face termination. Barring budgetary “necessity” scare-tactics, i.e. under normal financial circumstances, I think most students can agree that it […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: October 30th, 2009

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Below is the text of Jehuda Reinharz’s response to the Brandeis article in the November issue of Harper’s magazine. Dear Colleagues, In their November 2009 issue, Harper’s Magazine published a story entitled Voodoo Academics: Brandeis University’s hard lesson in the real economy. In addition to being factually inaccurate, the article is insulting to all members […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: October 30th, 2009

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The latest issue of Harper’s magazine (November 2009) has a two-page article on Brandeis’s finances written by Christopher Beha, which is highly critical of the University. It’s sparked a great deal of controversy among the faculty and administrators, and Pres. Reinharz has personally responded to it. Below is the article in its entirety. I’m not […]

Author: Loki


Posted on: August 26th, 2009

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Welcome home to the nest, where we shall learn to fly on the wings of knowledge and eat the worms of… knowledge. Now that I have my yearly metaphor out of the way, some light, semi-interesting reading worth taking a look at… Financial Status Report This latest document shows that our budget gap-closing measures, spearheaded […]

Author: Loki


Posted on: May 23rd, 2009

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Though I generally try to avoid posting during the summer , this is rather important. Brandeis has decided, after considering some apparently rather unpleasant options, to suspend payments to its faculty and staff retirement accounts for FY 2010, a move it expects to save $7.4 million in an effort to make up a projected budget […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: April 21st, 2009

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After finding out about the CARS proposal to transform the AAAS department into an interdisciplinary program, I emailed Dr. Ronald Walters, who was hired as the first chair of the department after the Ford Hall protests in 1969.  He sent me a lengthy response, which appears below. It’s a powerful statement, and everyone should read […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: April 20th, 2009

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Black students at the occupation of Ford Hall in 1969 lobbying for, among other things, the creation of an African-American Studies Department As if black students didn’t have enough to be pissed off about at the moment (what with an all-white Union Judiciary deciding the fate of the racial minority senator position), the Cirruculum and […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: April 2nd, 2009

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The Boston Phoenix has a short piece on the Save Wayne campaign. Perhaps administrators will start to listen now! Check it out: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/79369-Will-Brandeis-lose-its-swagger/ “Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz unleashed a torrent of negative publicity for his university when, with zero transparency, he announced that the school would shut down its vaunted campus-based Rose Art Museum… Condemnation […]

Author: NathanJRobinson


Posted on: January 29th, 2009

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The Boston Globe has a decent, if short, article covering today’s protest. You can read it here. It’s not too enlightening on any Rose issues, but it’s nice to see that the student efforts are being properly documented in national media. Remember, you can visit the Innermost Parts article archive to see all of the […]

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