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University begins preparations for 75th celebration

2023 marks the university’s 75th anniversary of its founding in 1948. University president Ron Liebowitz sent an email to community members noting, “it is remarkable to reflect on just how far this university has come, in such a short time.” 

The year-long celebration will focus on four guiding themes including: innovation in education, repairing the world, founding Jewish values and community, according to the email. 

Liebowitz wrote in the email that festivities will be kicked off on July 1, 2023. The festivities are planned to run from July 2023 to Commencement for the class of 2024. “There is still some time until the festivities begin, but July will come quickly,” Liebowitz wrote. The year-long celebration is intended to “honor the university’s founding supporters, community members from the last 75 years, and the next generation of Brandeisians,” according to the “Brandeis at 75” page

“Our researchers, scholars, and students are conducting leading-edge studies, making discoveries, creating inventions, and solving problems that are improving, and have the potential to improve so many lives,” wrote Liebowitz. 

Community members are encouraged by Liebowitz to propose events for the fall 2023 semester celebrations on the university’s Brandeis at 75 page. The deadline to propose event initiatives is March 30, 2023.

“I’m hopeful that the upcoming year will allow us to acknowledge the remarkable community that we are, and to celebrate this truth with one another,” wrote Liebowitz. 

The main celebration of the university’s 75th anniversary will happen on Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. During that weekend, the university intends to connect the entire Brandeis community—including faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and friends of the university Liebowitz noted that he is, “looking forward to an engaging weekend, with events that connect us through our shared love for Brandeis, and our commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and its transmission across generations.”

Liebowitz also noted in the email that last semester ended on a “difficult” note for our community after the shuttle accident. Liebowitz noted that he is, “optimistic about the year to come, because I’ve seen how we have come together in support of each other during the days and weeks that have followed this tragedy.” In the period following the crash, Liebowitz wrote how he was “impressed, and moved, by how much you care about your fellow Brandeisians.”

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