Seen & Heard
“Rather than using the trauma of 9/11 to breed
a culture of fear and insecurity about the survival of the U.S. homeland, I would
prefer that we turn our attention to fostering a global culture of pragmatic, multilateral
cooperation to address the real, concrete threats faced by people in their daily
Mlada Bukovansky, associate professor of government,
speaking as a member of a panel examining the ways in which the events of September
11 have influenced current government policy and international relations, on the
fifth anniversary of the attacks.
“The utter destruction and the environmental impact is so vast, so horrific,
you will never be the same once you see what has happened in a place like Biloxi.
If you come down to the Gulf Coast, I promise you, you will never look at anything
in the same way again.”
Vernice Miller-Travis, executive director of Groundwork
USA, a network of nonprofit organizations that help communities eliminate environmental
poverty, discussing the environmental impact of Hurricane Katrina and the devastation
that still exists after the storm during an Otelia Cromwell Day panel on November
“Multiple points of view will be presented. And if a caller disagrees with
a viewpoint, she won’t be told she’s stupid.”
Smith alumna Gloria
Steinem ’56, founder of Ms. magazine, quoted in the national
media when the announcement was made in September that together with actress and
activist Jane Fonda she had founded Greenstone Media to develop new talk radio programming
by and for women.
“Being successful means taking up as much room as you need
to and breaking down whatever sociocultural barriers are put up around you.”
Rebecca Walker, named by Time magazine as one of the 50 most influential future leaders
of America, commenting at the inaugural event of the Women’s Narratives
of Success Project, October 23.
“We are proud to serve Smith College and the students. We try to help students
in any way we can.”
Pizza Amore co-owner Harun Iyigel, in an interview in December
after his restaurant, formerly known as College Pizza, moved from 86 Green Street
a few doors up to 18 Green Street.
“It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
Kevin Quashie, associate professor
of Afro-American studies, referring to the 120 midterm essays he had assigned—and
was still busy trying to finish grading—in
a profile written by Maggie Mertens ’09 for the November 9 Sophian.