March 23, 2011


“Someone would ask, ‘What are some of the issues with pensions?’ And we would say, ‘Well, not enough people are dying.’ It actually doesn’t work really well when you say that.”

—Allan Shapira, the senior actuary at AON Hewitt Associates re: the longer lifespan of pensioners and Laurier’s ailing pension plan

“My mom keeps asking me that too,”

—Megan Grant, women’s basketball re: what she plans on doing after graduating this year

“I got out in ‘85 for good behaviour.”

—Chuck Tatham writer/producer on Arrested Development and How I Met Your Mother re: graduating from Laurier

“Who actually failed in Rwanda? Ultimately, the failure of the UN was nothing to the failure of all the sovereign states that make up the UN who specifically decided not to give to the UN the resources to either prevent or stop the genocide. We deliberately took that decision.”

—Roméo Dallaire, Canadian author and retired general who served as Force Commander of UNAMIR, the United Nations peacekeeping force for Rwanda between 1993 and 1994

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