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EDITORIAL: Reevaluate Lawrence presidency

University President Frederick Lawrence announced his plans to step down from his position in an email to the University on Friday, saying he would serve to the end of this academic year and then accept a senior research scholar position at Yale University.  Lawrence wrote that he was “tremendously proud of the way Brandeis has grown and thrived” and cited both an all-time high endowment and an all-time high applicant pool as achievements during his presidency as well as the re-opened Rose Art Museum and “significant progress in balancing the University budget.”  Lawrence’s departure represents a potentially major shift in the University’s identity as both his successes and his failings are indicative of broader issues in the University at present.

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