Hunker down with the Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine

The Winter issue of Brandeis Magazine contains a season’s worth of stories to curl up with.

Renew your acquaintance with Louis D. Brandeis on the centennial of his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1916. In the cover story, Brandeis biographer Philippa Strum ’59 makes the case for his lasting impact on our ideas of privacy, free speech, inequality and social justice.

Time-travel to Saigon, April 1975, with foreign-service political officer Joseph McBride ’66, whose first tour took him to South Vietnam in the waning days of the war. In a gripping first-person account, McBride revisits the chaotic nightmare culminating in the desperate evacuation of the capital.

Read about the hidden world of African-American affluence in which Pulitzer Prize winner Margo Jefferson ’68 grew up on the South Side of Chicago. The New York Times and The Washington Post have called “Negroland,” her 2015 memoir about the experience, one of the best books of the year (read an excerpt, too).

Interested in what one student discovered about football concussions? How veteran PBS business reporter Paul Solman ’66 became one of the best in the biz? Or how one young alum escaped the downward spiral of East St. Louis and found his way to Brandeis?

All these stories, Class Notes, campus news and more are available online now, and will arrive in your mailbox soon.

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