Class Correspondent

By the time you get this, Reunion 2012 will not only be in the air, but close on our calendars. Your committee is having a great time planning events to feed your mind, body and spirit. Do you know the most surprising thing a classmate has done since you saw them last? The most predictable? The most daring? Generous? Amusing? The list goes on. Which one are you? We know you will want to come and find out.

Basketball player Ruth Porter Bernstein will be inducted into the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on March 31 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center. Ruth, a member of the Hall of Fame 1956 women’s basketball team, was both a pioneer and advocate for women’s athletics at Brandeis from the very beginning. She served as president of Friends of Brandeis Athletics and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hall of Fame. In a letter to the editor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the University of Massachusetts moving up a level in college football, former UMass official Robin Brooks took the opportunity to mention his alma mater as a positive model. He wrote, “Concerning the University of Massachusetts football upgrade, recent media reports and comments by the chancellor, athletic director and coach would lead one to believe that there is a direct correlation between the quality of the school and the existence of a football team. So much for such football powerhouses as Brandeis and CalTech.” Robin served in a number of roles at UMass, including director of visitor relations, associate dean of students, acting director of admissions and commencement coordinator.

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