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Alumni share Brandeis experience through new video challenge

Published: January 29, 2010
Section: Features

In an effort to keep alumni connected to the university and to solicit donations, the university’s Department of Development and Alumni Relations has instituted a Brandeis “Alumni Video Challenge.”

Inspired by entrepreneur and producer Daniel Adler ’85 and Emmy Award winning film and TV producer Stanley Brookes ’79, the video challenge asks alumni to “tell their Brandeis story.”

Interested parties can vote on videos in two ways—watching the videos, and donating to Brandeis in honor of one of the videos.

Though a deadline has not yet been set, there will be three winners to the challenge—the video with the most votes, the video with the most donations and the favorite video of Adler and Brookes. The winners will not get a prize, however they will have bragging rights.

This is not the first time the Department of Development and Alumni Relations has used new-media to keep alumni connected—last spring the department started sponsoring online faculty lectures, and it also has a visual tour of the new Shapiro Science Center posted on its Web site—however, it is, perhaps, the most creative attempt.

Without further ado, here’s a synopsis of the videos so far (in no particular order).

(If you like what you read, don’t forget to go online to and vote for your favorite.)