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“Molly Ivins was witty, articulate and spot on about the American political scene. Perhaps she did not live to see the political ‘promised land,’ but her wisdom and humor have lit the way for future generations to complete this crucial journey.”

Sally Mayer ’79 commenting on the Web site of the Alumnae Association of Smith College after learning of the death of syndicated columnist Molly Ivins ’66 in January

“You know they’re all refugees. The entire team is all refugees, and that’s a very powerful experience.”

Smith alumna Luma Mufleh ’97, a soccer coach in Georgia, speaking on All Things Considered for NPR’s March 9 story “Refugees Find Hope, Film Deal on Soccer Field.”

“(President) Bush is a bit like a toy soldier who runs into a wall and keeps going.”

Conservative author and speaker Dinesh D’Souza discussing the U.S. government’s handling of the war in Iraq as well as his new book The Enemy at Home at the invitation of the Smith College Republicans on February 8

“I went from Smith straight to the Ph.D. program at the Divinity School at Duke. I was the youngest ever to enter the program and also the only woman and the only Jew, and they didn’t know what to do with me. They kept asking me to make coffee. And I said ‘No!’”

Feminist biblical scholar and Rally Day Medalist Amy-Jill Levine ’78 discussing her path from Smith to an academic career, during a Rally Day panel discussion following the presentation of awards on February 21

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