Up For Interpretation: What he said in public: "We don't have a quorum. This meeting is adjourned."--Undergraduate Council Chair Kenneth E. Lee '89 after a mob of protesters disrupted a council meeting.
What he said in private: "We can say we don't have a quorum and then we're okay."--Lee, before the public adjournment as he justified his actions to fellow council members, according to a Crimson tape.
No official quorum count was taken. Lee later explained that the adjournment was not based on the lack of a quorum, but rather on his decision not to chair the meeting any further.
"We're going to need a miracle."
--Undergraduate Council chair Kenneth E. Lee '89 on what it will take to sell-out tomorrow night's Suzanne Vega concert and avoid heavy financial losses for the council.
Around midnight in the midst of a Crimson party last Saturday night, the phone rang in the Managing Editor's office, where a group of editors happened to be gathered. The caller: Joel D. Hornstein '92--the ROTC student who sponsored the council's ROTC resolution. The question: What were the results of The Crimson's unscientific poll of council and student opinions on ROTC? The answer: It's not done yet. In the end, Hornstein voted not to repeal his resolution anyway.
I Told You So Department: "I warned Ken about this before. I told him it was going to happen."--Council Treasurer Michael R. Kelsen '90, immediately after last Sunday's disrupted council meeting.
He's no Dean Epps: When a Crimson reporter asked Brown University Dean of Student Life John M. Robinson to describe Dean of Brown College Sheila Blumstein's job, he said it was similar to the role of Dean of the College L. Fred Jewett '57 at Harvard. When asked about his own job moments later, Robinson said it was most similar to Harvard's Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III. However, he added quickly, "I hope I'm not like Epps."
"We really are all proud that we stood together and voiced our concerns on really sincere feelings of disillusionment at being junior faculty members at Harvard."
--Assistant Professor of English Allen H. Reddick, discussing a meeting between the English Department's junior faculty, President Derek C. Bok and Dean of the Faculty A. Michael Spence.
Not bad, for a Yalie: When Ice Hockey Coach Bill Cleary '56 and team Captain Lane MacDonald '88-'89 presented President Bush--Yale Class of '48--with a Harvard Hockey sweatsuit and t-shirt Wednesday, the president didn't even wince. And when Cleary told Bush that his brother-in-law is former Democratic Party Chair Paul G. Kirk '66, the Republican president simply laughed. According to members of the national championship team, the chief executive and former Harvard-basher was "pleasant and hospitable" throughout the team's visit to the White House. As Cleary said, he was very cordial, and "for an Eli, too."
"It is unconscionable for [Vice President for Alumni Affairs] Fred Glimp to play a partisan role in an election which it is his role to oversee."
--Robert P. Wolff '54, executive director of Harvard-Radcliffe Alumni Against Apartheid, who criticized Glimp for helping a fellow alumnus to publish an advertisement against "single issue" Board of Overseers candidates.
"Mr. Wolff instigated a member of the Law School faculty to write a letter on official Law School stationery. His group instigated the letter written by Professor [of Law Derrick A.] Bell, and gave it the distinct appearance of writing it as an officially sanctioned letter. I want to know why Wolff got away with that."
--Charles Egan '54, a former Harvard Alumni Association official, who last month paid $9500 for the advertisment.
No Photos, Please: Members of Harvard's two governing boards have long been wary of the press, and Secretary to the Governing Boards Robert Shenton has not spoken to any Crimson reporter in recent memory. When a Crimson reporter asked one of Shenton's assistants if a photographer could take a picture of the Corporation meeting room at 17 Quincy St.--while it was empty--the assistant said that would be impossible because the room contained too many valuable artworks and antiques.