Topic: quoted


Zachary Lazar, professor of English

“They are, in a very concrete way, doing things and reading things that show them that they’re important, that their lives matter and that other people are paying attention to their lives,” Zachary Lazar said in The Creative Brain, a Netflix documentary, about a service-learning creative writing class he teaches to inmates at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.


Felicia McCarren, professor of French and dance historian

“By restricting ballet to pure romance, the art form loses its power to make critical commentary on the state of things.” Felicia McCarren, professor of French and dance historian, said in a New York Times article, “Is Ballet Camp?”


Reggie Ferreira, director of Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy

“The mental health system in the U.S. is broken and in times of disaster it’s even more on the back burner.” Reggie Ferreira, director of Tulane’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, quoted in Rolling Stone on the impact climate change has on mental health.


Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

“We don’t build monuments to trolls. ... If you find yourself spending more time fighting than getting to work, stop and ask yourself who benefits from all the chaos.” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Tulane University Commencement speaker, on May 18, 2019. Cook reminded the graduates that “young people have changed history, time and time again.”


Patricia Kissinger, professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases

“The addiction takes over." Patricia Kissinger, quoted in the Los Angeles Times article, “Two crises in one: As drug use rises, so does syphilis.” Kissinger is a professor of epidemiology and infectious disease at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


Gabe Feldman, sports law professor

“I think any system that removes egregious human error from the game could work.”

Gabe Feldman, sports law professor, talking about the potential need for more video replays during NFL games after the infamous no call for pass interference in the Saints vs. Rams NFC Championship.


Jesmyn Ward, Creative Writing Professor

“They come to me because they have been lost to history.”

Jesmyn Ward, creative writing professor, in The New York Times, talking about her characters in her award-winning novels — like Esch in Salvage the Bones (2011) and Jojo in Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017).


Damian Murray, assistant professor of psychology

“What we found was that women who fell in love had increased activity of genes involved in antiviral defenses.” - DAMIAN MURRAY, assistant professor of psychology, on his study analyzing the immune system of women in love.