Tag: louis brandeis

  • What does it mean to be Brandeis University

    This will be my last semester as an undergrad at Brandeis University. This semester, I’m taking a course on Louis Brandeis with Professor Gaskins. (10-11am, MWTh. It’s not too late to sign up!). What a fitting way to go out with a bang. We’re named after this amazing guy, Louis Dembitz Brandeis. We really don’t […]

  • Elena Kagan and Louis Brandeis

    Read all about it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/27/AR2010062703527.html Democratic senators are planning to put the right of citizens to challenge corporate power at the center of their critique of activist conservative judging, offering a case that has not been fully aired since the days of the great Progressive Era Justice Louis Brandeis. It was Brandeis who warned against the […]

  • Brandeis Has an Amazing History

    Did you know that Albert Einstein corresponded with Louis Brandeis about the idea that eventually became Brandeis University? Did you know that Einstein was the one who insisted it be named after Brandeis? I am reading a report in the Hoot about a lecture given by Professor Stephen Whitfield about the early days of the […]

  • New Yorker article reveals the history of Louis Brandeis and consulting

    Harvard historian Jill Lepore (whose most recent book was co-authored with Brandeis history chair Jane Kamensky) has a great piece in this week’s New Yorker about Louis Brandeis and “scientific management.” As Lepore tells it, scientific management was a peculiar brand of charlatanism peddled by the first generation of business consultants. Supposedly a new way […]