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"Recruiters were not asking people if they were gay yesterday, and they won’t be asking people if they’re gay tomorrow. The big difference for the troops on the ground is just that they can utter the words ‘I am gay’ without being fired."

Associate Professor of Political Science Aaron Belkin on the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Democracy Now, Sept. 20, 2011

“Peter's name is overlooked by the general reading public. If he lived in Brooklyn, he'd be the type of guy who'd be feted by The Paris Review, The New Yorker. His work is that good.”

Zyzzyva Managing Editor Oscar Villalon on Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Peter Orner, The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2011


"For the first time in our history, students are paying more than 50 percent of the cost of the instruction. We’ve turned from higher education seen as a public good to one seen as a private good."

President Robert A. Corrigan on statewide budget cuts to higher education, KQED Forum, Aug. 26, 2011

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