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01.12.2020 | BOOK REVIEW

Learning on the Left: Political Profiles of Brandeis University

Stephen J. Whitfield. Brandeis University Press, 2020. 582 pp., $40.00 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978–1–68,458-011-8

verfasst von: Edward S. Shapiro

Erschienen in: Society | Ausgabe 6/2020

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No one could have anticipated in 1948 -- the year that Brandeis University, America’s only Jewish-sponsored non-sectarian university, opened its doors --that it would vault within a decade into the ranks of America’s leading academic institutions. The conventional explanation for Brandeis’ founding is that its founders wished to provide an academic refuge for Jewish students and scholars denied entrance and employment at other institutions because of anti-Semitism. Brandeis, one of its earliest graduates said, was “the Ellis Island of academe” (p. 50). This is why the principle of individual merit in the hiring of faculty and the admission of students has always loomed so large at Brandeis, and why from its beginning it welcomed students and faculty from all races and religions. …
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Learning on the Left: Political Profiles of Brandeis University
Stephen J. Whitfield. Brandeis University Press, 2020. 582 pp., $40.00 (Hardcover), ISBN: 978–1–68,458-011-8
verfasst von
Edward S. Shapiro
Publikationsdatum
01.12.2020
Verlag
Springer US
Erschienen in
Society / Ausgabe 6/2020
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Elektronische ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-020-00540-0

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