Education: Blossoming Brandeis

All sorts of religious groups long ago seeded the U.S. from coast to coast with colleges and universities, but not until after World War II did American Jews get into the act. Leading them were seven Bostonians, all of them immigrants or the sons of immigrants, who sought a way to give thanks to the country where they had prospered. In 1946 the seven launched a campaign to found Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. — the nation's first Jewish-sponsored nonsectarian liberal arts university.* Seldom has a major U.S. campus blossomed so fast and so...

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