Brandeis University: A People's History 1988-1989
Opening the Door to Academe

In 1988, a generous grant from the Ford Foundation was the catalyst for the establishment of the Undergraduate Fellows Program at Brandeis. The program, designed to encourage highly motivated students to consider careers in academe, matches selected fellows with faculty mentors in a year-long association that focuses on teaching, research and university service. Monthly supper-seminars allow fellows and mentors to meet and discuss their work. One professor has described the Fellows Program, now entering its tenth year, as “the best at Brandeis.”

—Janet Barry, Program Coordinator
Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences

More Eastward Expansion

The university expanded its offerings in foreign language instruction again with the addition of courses in Japanese. The first instructors were Hiroko Sekino and Nobuko Yamasaki.

— Prof. John Schrecker, History
Chair, Program in East Asian Studies

Brandeis High?

Summer Discoveries, Brandeis’ first summer program for high school students, began with 91 students living and learning on campus. The students came to study science and the living arts through innovative courses, laboratory research projects and intensive research internships in Brandeis laboratories.

—Shani Winston
Brandeis Summer Odyssey Administrator