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College Row

Verbatim

A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst.

“A lot of people wanted to leave the [World Trade Center] site just the way it was—a jumble of ruins—but you can’t do that in the financial capital of the world. Cities don’t do that. They constantly have to tear down the past to rebuild on top of it.”

James Young, Chair of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts
Speaking on “Mandating Memory: National Holocaust Memorial Days in Israel, the United States and Europe”
Clark House, Dec. 3, 2003

“[The environment] is not a luxury issue in Southeast Asia; it is a life-or-death issue.”

Journalist James David Fahn ’87
Speaking on “A Land on Fire”
Merrill 3, Oct. 16, 2003

“We have lived through the last 50 years as the greatest experiment in affluence in the history of the world, and so we came into [the events of Sept. 11] in a narcotic haze of affluence.”

Journalist Joe Klein
Speaking on “The Presidency After Sept. 11”
Babbott Room, Oct. 20, 2003

“I don’t squeeze the paint out of the tube and then add some varnish and carefully mix it on my palette. I just sort of explode when I paint.”

David Gloman, visiting lecturer in fine arts
At the opening of an exhibit of his paintings
Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, Nov. 18, 2003

“I was in Los Angeles giving workshops for self-representing litigants, teaching them how to represent themselves in divorce cases. And it struck me that we’ve created a whole system of people who interpret the law for those who have to live with the law. Perhaps we need to make the law more ‘Quaker’ and less ‘Catholic.’”

Attorney Shana Wallace ’98
At an event marking the 10th anniversary of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst
Lewis-Sebring Commons, Sept. 20, 2003

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