Friday, May 22, 2009

Donor Sues Brandeis Over Razing of Named Building

In an article I should have caught last week, the Wall Street Journal reportedthat Sumner Kalman is suing Brandeis Universityto block the demolition of the Kalman Science Building, named after Sumner Kalman's great uncle, Julius Kalman.  The University is building a new science center that will be named after another donor to replace the original building.  The University has said it is working with the Kalman family to make sure Julius Kalman continues to be honored appropriately.  Sumner Kalman apparently filed the suit in Suffolk County Probate Court after the Massachusetts Attorney General's office declined to take action having concluded the university was under no obligation to maintain the original building beyond its useful life.


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