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Up Front

Resisting Certainty

“‘Culture attacks all certainties,’ writes British author and filmmaker Hanif Kureishi. That is precisely what we need to remember and celebrate today. And it is exactly what Marlboro allows its students to do. Whether your interests lie in the laboratory or the music studio, in the natural world and its future or the sacred, in this very special place you have learned, and will take with you, the best of what has been created. And you, and the world, will be better for it.”

— from the comments of Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina ’72, dean of the Commonwealth Honors College, University of Massachusetts– Amherst, and honorary degree recipient at Commencement 2017 (see page 36)

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