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In Their Own Words

  • Annette Aronowicz
  • “Only in doing ongoing research are you forced to deepen a point of view. A point of view is not an ideology. It’s a way of thinking about major issues. And you deepen it only if you’re engaged in that effort independently of the classes you’re teaching.”
    —Annette Aronowicz, Robert F. and Patricia G. Ross Weis Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies

  • Nitzy Bustamante ’11
  • "The best way to learn is to surround yourself with people who know more than you do. Doors can open if you seek to open them."

    —Nitzy Bustamente '11

  • Joel Eigen
  • "Professors who are actively engaged in pursuing questions in their field are constantly reminded of why they became interested in the first place. You’re able to bring students into a subject if you’re actively engaged in asking questions about it."

    —Joel Eigen, Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology

  • Claude Yoder
  • “The students are what make this job worth doing. That’s where I get the sustenance to have fun every day. I don’t think there could be a better job, and I can’t wait to get to work in the morning.”

    —Claude Yoder ’62, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry

  • Physics, Clare Booth Scholar, Stephanie Douglass
  • There’s so much out there to discover. I can add to my own knowledge and to other people’s knowledge. The universe is infinite—we’ll never run out of things to learn.

    —Stephanie Douglas '12