Notable quotables from around campus
“We need lawyers with the kind of skill sets that the world needs—like empathy, persuasiveness and the willingness to have the courage to do the right thing—which the LSAT does not measure.”
Jeffrey Brand, dean of the School of Law, quoted Nov. 7 in the Wall Street Journal about looking beyond scores on the standard law school admission test.
“If there is a silver lining, the large-scale downsizing from major companies will release a lot of new entrepreneurial talent and ideas—scientists, engineers, business folks now looking to do other things. It’s a Darwinian unleashing of talent into the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
Mark Cannice, associate professor of business, quoted March 14 in the New York Times about the down economy sparking new ideas.
“After 15 years of hearing about ‘India Shining,’ Slumdog brings it down to earth. Does that mean we’ll see Bollywood films set in slums? I doubt it.”
Vamsee Juluri, associate professor of media studies, quoted Feb. 22 in the San Francisco Chronicle about Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. “India Shining” was a political slogan reflecting India’s new prosperity.
“During the good times, people in San Francisco liked having a jet-setting mayor. But in the context of budget problems, it’s different. The perception early in his term was, ‘Isn’t this great that we have this young, vibrant mayor who’s promoting San Francisco around the world?’ And now it’s like we have this mayor who’s somewhere else when he should be right here.”
Corey Cook, assistant professor of politics, quoted March 15 in the San Francisco Chronicle about San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s recent trips.
“There is a dirty little secret that operates in the battle to ‘save’ Darfur. It is the same dirty secret that has plagued Africa for years. Its name is colonialism and in Darfur, this impulse is alive and well. It exists in the guise of many of the large advocacy organizations who seem to feel that only white middle class people can ‘save’ the people of the region by extracting money on their behalf.”
Anne Bartlett, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Darfur Centre for Human Rights and Development, in an opinion piece that ran April 7 in the Sudan Tribune.