On supporting the mental health of student-athletes:

“I think across the country, we have to come up with proactive approaches as well as reactive approaches. There’s just not enough therapists in the world to solve the problem purely reactively.”

UConn President Thomas Katsouleas, USA Today, Aug. 26, 2020

On shifting locations and definitions of “invasive species”:

“The goal in this crazy warming world is to keep everything alive. But it may not be in the same place.”

Mark Urban, biology professor, Smithsonian, Aug. 3, 2020

On nasal breathing to prevent chronic maladies:

“Our bodies were designed to breathe through our noses … Breathing through our mouths disrupts our body’s normal function.”

Dr. Belachew Tessema, otolaryngology professor, Connecticut Magazine, Aug. 24, 2020

On remaining empathic:

“My patients’ families did not thank me for using the most up-to-date treatments, but rather for standing in as family for their loved ones during their dying moments. Being a physician during these times is truly a privilege.”

Anil Magge, pulmonary critical care, UConn Health, The New York Times, May 2, 2020

On new CDC data regarding teen suicide:

“Picture a typical high school classroom of 25 students. About five of those students could be thinking about suicide.”

Sandra Chafouleas, educational psychology professor, Psychology Today, Sept. 4, 2020

On whether America has turned a corner when it comes to systemic racism:

“I think we see a corner. I don’t know if we’ve turned it.”

Doug Glanville, sports management/education professor, Kiplinger, July 30, 2020

On the 70-year-old travel-demand model transportation planners still use:

“It’s not so much about the measurement being wrong, it’s that the whole underlying thesis is wrong.”

Norman Garrick, engineering professor, Vice, Aug. 24, 2020


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