Evelyn Handler

 

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: cell biologist who was the first woman to serve as president of Brandeis University from 1983 to 1991, but who set off a debate over the school's Jewish identity when she secularized some campus traditions in hopes of attracting more non-Jewish students.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a car while crossing a street

 

Born: May 5, 1933

 

Died: December 23, 2011

 

Location: Bedford, New Hampshire