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Campus closed Thurs., Nov. 23 and Fri., Nov. 24
Campus and college services will be closed Thurs., Nov. 23 and Fri., Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, and will return to normal operating hours on Mon., Nov. 27. 

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Favorite Quotations

 

  • "It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free.  Their passions forge their fetters."  --Edmund Burke

  • "...optimism is dangerously immune to simple facts and the hard lessons of experience." --John Krakauer ("On Being Tentbound,"  Eiger Dreams)

  • "Ho Chi Minh never went to Harvard Business School." --Paul Hendrickson (NPR interview, 9/6/96)

  • "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin (The New Yorker, 6/24/96)

  • "I find righteous denunciations of the present state of the language no less dismaying than the present state of the language." --Lionel Trilling (The Atlantic, 12/96)

  • "If 'utility' has anything to do with happiness, above the poverty line the long term marginal utility of money is almost zero." --Robert Lane (The Atlantic, 6/97)

  • "The difference between a kleptocrat and a wise statesman, between a robber baron and a public benefactor, is merely one of degree:  a matter of just how large a percentage of the tribute is extracted from producers is retained by the elite, and how much the commoners like the public uses to which the redistributed tribute is put."  --Jarred Diamond (Guns, Germs and Steel)

  • "Fear won't always save you, but it will take some of the pressure off your luck." --Tobias Wolff (In Pharoah's Army)

  • "Nobody is more wary of religious fanatics than the object of their devotion."  --Sterling and Peggy Seagrave (The Yamato Dynasty)

  • "The very stability of our economy is threatened by any form of education that might change the nature of the human product schools now turn out; the economy schoolchildren currently expect to live under and serve would not survive a generation of young people trained, for example, to think critically." --John Taylor Gatto (Dumbing Us Down)