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