Spokesman Dennis Nealon said…

Newspapers, October 1, 2010

Spokesman Dennis Nealon said…

“‘This is about freedom of educational opportunity,’ said Brandeis spokesman Dennis Nealon. ‘The university has made it clear that it is not going to bar the talk despite the controversial nature of the speaker.’”

–The Boston Globe, April 23, 2009

“A Brandeis spokesman said the university does not endorse Ayers’ appearance, but won’t stop it. ‘Allowing this talk to proceed does not mean that Brandeis as an institution or its administration…support or condone this speaker,’ Dennis Nealon said.”

–The Boston Herald, April 23, 2009

“Dennis Nealon, Brandeis’s executive director of media and public affairs, described the proposal as one of a number of ideas on the table. ‘Like all colleges and universities, Brandeis is actively looking at ways to cut costs and to do that, it’s going to gather proposals and ideas from across the community. Yes, the administration has actively invited students, staff, faculty to go ahead and submit proposals with an eye toward, yes, cutting costs,’ said Nealon. “He added that while layoffs are a possibility, ‘Nothing is cast in stone at the point.

‘Brandeis, like other schools, like other colleges and universities, is keeping a close eye on what the economy’s really going to do and that’s going to dictate in large measure how far cuts will go.’”

–Inside Higher Education, December 10, 2008

“’Everything is on the table in this context,’ said Dennis Nealon, a spokesman for Brandeis University. ‘Colleges and universities can’t pretend this isn’t going to have an effect on us.’”

–Front page, The Boston Globe, October 2, 2008

“At Brandeis, which received $22 million from the Shapiros to build the campus center building, spokesman Dennis Nealon said the school was monitoring the situation.

“’Like everyone, we’re watching these events unfold,’ Nealon said.”

–The Boston Globe, December 13, 2008

“Brandeis needed dreamers to become a great university, and Mildred Lee was there for the challenge,” Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz said in an email. “The university will remember her for her vision and generosity toward Brandeis from the earliest years onward.”

–Written for the president. The Boston Globe, May 15, 2009

“At Brandeis University in Waltham, the debate is over. Campus police will soon start carrying guns, probably in June, according to Dennis Nealon, a Brandeis spokesman. The university talked about it periodically over the past two decades. One of the reasons for the change this time, Nealon said, is the realization that Waltham police don’t know the Brandeis campus as well as the officers who patrol it daily.

‘Right after the Virginia Tech tragedy, the issue of whether safety officers on campus should carry firearms arose anew,’ he said. ‘It’s an issue that’s been periodically visited over probably 15 or 20 years perhaps. Certainly the Virginia Tech tragedy accelerated the process.’”

–Globe West, The Boston Globe, May 1, 2008

“But Brandeis spokesman Dennis Nealon told the Associated Press yesterday: ‘The university feels that this is a personnel and private matter, and above all else the university is obligated to protect the confidentiality of the individuals involved in this case.’”

–The Boston Globe, January 25, 2008

“According to Brandeis spokesman Dennis Nealon, the university’s administration does not intervene in contested student elections, resolutions, or club chartering.

‘Most of the controversy in the senate is pretty mild, and well-designed for the process of learning negotiation, collaboration, and compromise,’ wrote Nealon in an emailed response to the Globe. ‘The university also does not offer a position on Israeli-Palestinian relations,’ he said.”

–Globe West, The Boston Globe, May 8, 2008