- "Brandeis" redirects here. For the U.S. Supreme Court justice, see Louis Brandeis
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.
The university is named for the late United States Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis.
As of 2003, the university had approximately 3000 undergraduates, 1300 graduate students and 500 faculty members.
The schools of the University include:
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 university's athletic teams ("The Judges") compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) conference of the NCAA Division III. The school's official colors are blue and white.
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:
All faculty may be found in the Brandeis Faculty Guide.
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
The Justice is Brandeis' independent student weekly newspaper, which appears every Tuesday on campus and at www.thejusticeonline.com.
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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