Friday, May 22, 2009

"We are absolutely at a point in this economy where these sort of things have to be on the table"

Tamar Lewin in today's New York Times: "Brandeis University said this week that it would suspend payments to the retirement accounts of faculty and staff members starting in July."

The article closes with the following:

"Brandeis, founded in 1948 in Waltham, Mass., has had a tough year. In January, the art world was rocked by news that the trustees had authorized the closing of the Rose Art Museum and the sale of its well-regarded collection, which includes works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Ellsworth Kelly. That plan is now under review. The museum’s curated exhibitions ended last weekend, but some of the permanent collection will be exhibited starting in July."