Thursday, July 08, 2010

Brandeis Update, Part XIV (or whatever)

Brandeis has chosen a new president, Frederick M. Lawrence, who is currently the Dean of George Washington University Law School. There's a press release on line here.

I don't know a thing about him; I just hope he'll be able to repair the damage done to the university by the Rose Art Museum scandal.

I hear, also, that the university has hired Sotheby's to look into alternatives to selling items from the Rose collections. I don't really understand this. What's needed is more and better fund-raising. Last year's crisis was a great opportunity that no one took advantage of: okay, we'll keep the Rose as is, but we need to raise this much money. Oh, well.

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