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“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 lives.”

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 9.

“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.”

Author 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.

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