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“There can potentially be massive shifts, benefits, and risks in many industries, but I cannot see a scenario where this is a ‘sky is falling’ kind of issue.”
“It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take.”
“How is it possible that my state, that I’ve lived in all my life, is run like this?”
“There’s no [better] way to be close to an institution than through somebody who lives in a dorm.”
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“Often when an editor declines or dilutes a good story, it’s to say it’s too in the weeds. I always joke, ‘What’s wrong with weeds?’”