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03.19.19 | Overheard

“I’m very passionate. I’m very blunt. I have a strong sense of right versus wrong, and I’m for the underdog. I want to show that school segregation is not an accident — that people are intentionally making it so.”

Nikole Hannah-Jones ’03 (MA) 

02.26.19 | Overheard

“I believe in public service as a noble calling … and I think what it means to be dedicated to public service, among other things it means that when you’re asked to do something, unless you have a compelling reason not to do it, you pretty well ought to do it. That’s the mindset that I’ve carried through on this one.”

Dr. William Roper

02.05.19 | Overheard

“It’s no longer me as an individual advocating. When I speak, I speak with the full force of a community that is ready to stand up for the issues that matter to us.” 

Jessica Holmes ’06

01.29.19 | Overheard

“I feel my paintings have a secret language born out of science and my obsessiveness with why and how we are here.”

Laurel Holloman ’90

01.22.19 | Overheard

“A successful day in the archives is when you don’t want to go to lunch. Because everything you’re seeing — the letters that you’re looking at, the conversations that you’re getting to eavesdrop on — everything is so intriguing.”

Michelle Robinson, associate professor of American studies

01.15.19 | Overheard

“We’re only here by fluke, and only for a little while, so why not run with life as far and wide as you can?”

Kate Harris ’05

01.08.19 | Overheard

“It was just time to do something else. Not many restaurants have that kind of longevity, and I felt like we’d done what we meant to do.”

Keith Allen on closing Allen & Son Barbeque after 48 years

12.18.18 | Overheard

“I’m a big believer that laughter is the most powerful gift we have in this life. Absolutely.”

Rev. Susan Sparks ’84

11.20.18 | Overheard

“For me, and I think I can speak for everyone, it’s definitely a dream come true.”

Ashley Hoffman, senior field hockey player and championship MVP

11.08.18 | Overheard

“I would have you believe that whatever end I met, I met it with an even mind, constant in the conclusion that I would rather have gone out to this war and not come back than not to have gone at all. My chief regret, if I may not live to see the end, is that I may not witness the triumph of right over wrong in this the most terrible eruption of the forces of reaction in the history of man. That these forces can triumph is unthinkable; if they are to win, I would rather die now than witness the victory.”

– Quincy Sharpe Mills (class of 1907)