Tag: UPMIFA

  • Departments still to be cut, Art still to be sold

    That’s the news from today’s issue of the Justice, in which Miranda Neubauer reports on Board of Trustees member Meyer Koplow ’72 and Dean of Art  and Sciences Adam Jaffe’s recent address to the faculty. Koplow (a New York lawyer whose biggest gig was as lead negotiator for cigarette-maker Phillip Morris in a 1997 national $350 […]

  • UPMIFA

    In case you missed it, over the summer the Massachussetts legislature passed UPMIFA. UPMIFA is the Universal Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and in practice it frees up Brandeis’ budget. Alex wrote a useful article all about it way back in February, if you want more information. Hooray, I guess. Can we save the […]

  • UP my MIFA: the only viable way to save the Rose?

    Regardless of your feelings on the Rose (in)decision, its obvious that the ridiculous fashion by which it was made was, in Reinharz’s own words, “screwed up.” But when you start talking about the actual idea of selling art to close our budget deficit, things get a bit murkier. We need to find $79 million fast, and […]