Category "Quotes"

April 26, 2009

Gun violence

Quote of the week from Bob Herbert's New York Times April 24, 2009 column: "We’re confiscating shampoo from carry-on luggage at airports while at the same time handing out high-powered weaponry to criminals and psychotics at gun shows."

Posted by s-gang at 10:52 AM | Quotes

Category "Quotes"

April 6, 2009

Advantages of a slower pace

"People think that state schools like ours are low-key, laid back, and they’re right, we are,” said Robert K. S. Wong, chairman of the physiology and pharmacology department at SUNY Downstate, who brought Dr. Sacktor with him from Columbia. “You have less pressure to apply for grants, and you can take more time, I think, to work out your ideas."

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Published: April 5, 2009

which brings to mind a favorite phrase of a brilliant though much-maligned and now long-gone administrator: "thoughtful reflection on the profession"...

Posted by s-gang at 6:57 PM | Quotes