“I can’t go around my day being fine and dandy, and then knowing that students don’t feel at home here, or students feel unsafe … we don’t take it lightly,” Russi said.
“[They were] wondering how long it was going to last, wondering what would come next. Students were wondering whether it would affect their job prospects and whether they’re going to graduate on time and how they were going to be graded. All of that was up in the air, so long as the strike lasted.”
“When [people] feel like they can’t do the things they usually do to use their minds or to bring them joy, that’s always tough to hear and reminds me why this whole effort is going to be really important to them and to the rest of the world.”
“Hopefully the sold-out, limited-edition ones will fuel the exposure to the one that’s mass-produced. Then I will keep building on the ones that are mass-produced, and then eventually I’ll have a collage of watches I know people like, not that I’m guessing [they like].”
“At this point … there isn’t enough actionable change in UGBC organizationally to say, ‘If we do something out of the norm and elect someone that’s so young, you know, is the world going to collapse?’ We really don’t see much how many steps backwards we can take because the organization is not a cohesive unit.”
Jackie Clay, executive director of the Coleman Center for the Arts, spoke about her artistic journey and the Coleman Center’s evolution on Wednesday as part of the “Currents Presents” series.
“They use this experience as a springboard for something they became very interested in. My idea of the program is to get students to get out of our bubble, to travel, to see another culture with its social issues and get some personal insights into the issue and bring that in a powerful visual form back to BC.”