Well Said

A few words from distinguished campus members and visitors.

“There isn’t a human relationship—marriage, birth—that isn’t controlled by laws. I don’t want you to accept that laws happen to you. They are passed by people and they can be ‘un-passed’ by people.”

Supreme Court Justice and My Beloved World author Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the invitation of the Campus Reading program

“I don’t think teachers understand the extent of the influence they have on their students, especially after the class is over, when it all comes echoing back.”

Author Khaled Hosseini accepting the 2014 John Steinbeck Award

“All of this work is an attempt to repay what has been given to me: a second chance.”

Social work graduate student David Elliott upon being named the 2014-15 Trustee Emeritus William Hauck Scholar, one of 23 CSU Trustees Awards for Outstanding Achievement 

“When a teammate—your friends or your family—says something, it should be weighty, like bricks in your hands. But what others say should be like feathers that you blow away.”

Human rights advocate, psychologist, author and former NBA player John Amaechi speaking about shaping the future for our community and ourselves


Jody Ulate

Jody Ulate, '05 MA English, is editor of the Washington Square blog and printed alumni magazine.

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