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College Row

Verbatim

A compilation of recent remarks made at Amherst.

“We are the prisoners of our own ideological mirrors….We need the capacity to deal with global problems, but we don’t want global government.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter, the John J. McCloy ’16 Professor of American Institutions and International Relations and the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, In a talk titled “A New World Order, Part II:
How to Fight Terrorism, Help Developing Countries and Govern the Global Economy”
Alumni House, Feb. 25, 2004

“I don’t mind ‘quack, quack, quack,’ but don’t ever call me a strict constructionist.”

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Referring to protests of his controversial duck-hunting trip in a talk titled “Constitutional Interpretation”
Johnson Chapel, Feb. 10, 2004

“One has to wonder: If Cuba, a little country with an economic blockade by the U.S.A., can provide health care for all its people, what’s wrong with us?”

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America
Speaking at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
Johnson Chapel, Feb. 5, 2004

“That’s the funny thing about singing: you have to get all the technical things—the breathing things, the vocal things, the notes—out of the way, just so you can do what you’re supposed to do, which is communicate to people.”

Baritone Nathan Gunn
During a Music at Amherst Series master class
Buckley Recital Hall, Feb. 14, 2004

“Middle-income schools are 24 times more likely to be high-achieving than low-income schools; so thinking that we’re just going to fix low-income schools is a losing proposition.”

Richard D. Kahlenberg, senior fellow at The Century Foundation
Discussing his book All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice
Porter Lounge, Feb. 11, 2004

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