Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus commented, "The University of California's new campus climate report presents university leadership with a unique opportunity to substantially improve the situation that Jewish students face there. As an alumnus of the University of California, as well as a concerned civil rights advocate and former civil rights official, I sincerely hope that the University will move forward on its committee's reasonable recommendations to combat campus anti-Semitism." Marcus added that the climate committee's new report is a tribute to the leadership of Chancellor Mark Yudof as well as the talents of its principal authors.
For several years, the University of California has faced some of the most serious charges of anti-Semitism in North American higher education. Brandeis Center authors have documented many of these incidents and allegations in a series of research publications and opinion pieces. New developments, including the new committee report co-authored by Richard Barton and Alice Huffman, provide hope that the University will turn this situation around. Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus presents the Brandeis Center's view of these developments in an op ed published in today's issue of The Jerusalem Post.
About Kenneth L. Marcus
Kenneth L. Marcus is President of the Louis D. Brandeis Center and author of the award-winning Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press: 2010). He is a former Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and has held several senior civil rights positions in public service. Marcus founded the Brandeis Center to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on American college campuses.
About the Brandeis Center and Campus Anti-Semitism
The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. LDB conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses.
For information on LDB and campus anti-Semitism, email@example.com, or contact Kenneth L. Marcus (571) 271-8278.