WALTHAM, Mass (Feb. 5)
The launching of a three-year $65,100,000 academic development fund campaign was announced here today by Brandeis University. Of the total, according to Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of the 14-year-old university named after the late Louis D. Brandeis, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the largest single item consists of $43,500,000 to be earmarked for endowment. The rest of the total includes $11,850,000 for new plant construction, and $9,750,000 to meet expenditures during the next three years.
Joseph M. Linsey, a Boston businessman, who is a member of the university’s board of trustees, is chairman of the campaign. An honorary chairman is Miss Susan Brandeis, a fellow of the university and daughter of the late Justice Brandede’s. Other honorary chairmen are Abraham A. Ribicoff, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; former U.S. Senator Herbert H. Lehman; Col. Henry Crown, of Chicago; and Judge Joseph M. Proskauer, of New York. Co-chairmen are Morris Brown, of New Rochelle, N. Y.; Samuel Lemberg, of New York; and Benjamin H. Swig, of San Francisco.
Since Brandeis opened its doors, in 1948, it has built a $24,000,000 plant, tripled its original acreage from 90 acres to 270, enlarged its student enrollment from 107 to 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and strengthened its original faculty of 13 to the present total of 240.