My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Brandeis University
Location: Waltham MA
Brandeis University was founded in 1948 by the American Jewish community at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities, and women, faced discrimination in higher education.
The university was named for Louis Dembitz Brandeis who died in 1941. He was the first Jewish justice of the U.S. Supreme Court being appointed in 1916.
Brandeis might also be home to one of the coolest residence halls on any campus. Usen Castle, which is quite literally a castle on the inside, was built in 1928 and is the oldest building on the Brandeis campus. The inside has been gutted and completely renovated.
Mitch Albom (Sports Columnist) and Thomas Friedman (New York Times) are both Brandeis alums. Albom’s book “Tuesdays with Morrie” was about Morrie Schwartz a Brandeis professor of sociology.