Wit and Wisdom



“It will be back ... like Freddy Krueger.”
Tendai Mutunhire ’13, of Marondera, Zimbabwe, after six inches of snow from an early-November storm had melted and
temperatures rebounded into the 50s.

“It was quite a culture shock coming from outdoorsy Maine to
one of the biggest fashion magazines in NYC.”

Meghann Foye ’00, deputy editor of Seventeen,
in an Echo story about a Jan Plan internship that launched her career.

“I let him win most of the time.”
Paul Salopek, recipient of the 2009 Lovejoy Award, describing chess games he played with the prison guard whose job it was to physically flog prisoners. Salopek, who was imprisoned in Sudan, said he had compassion for the guard, who wanted to be a doctor.
“He was not a bad guy.”

“I would like to finish paying off my student loans.”
John Collins ’85, in response to his
class correspondent’s question, “What would you like to accomplish by our 50th reunion?”

“If ‘quality of place’ is a competitive advantage for Maine, then land conservation is going to be increasingly important.”
Tim Glidden ’74, director of the state’s Land for Maine’s Future Program, introducing his talk at an environmental studies lunchtime colloquium Oct. 7.

“There’s an old adage (or maybe it’s a classic Facebook saying) that those who major in what they love will end up living in a box.”
My Tien Huynh ’11 in her weekly Echo column, “Chaos,” Oct. 28, an insightful consideration of a perceived “hierarchy of majors” on campus.
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