"THE MUSE captures wondrously the immediacy of memory which Cornellians will weave into lifelong nostalgia for their years on the hill."
-- Isaac Kramnick, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government
Former Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education
"College had done little to clarify the mechanics of the world, of nature and of people. But it had provided a better view of some of its far-flung constituents. When presented with words, people will always find a story. When presented with sound, they always contrive a composition. When presented with a past, they will always construct a history. The pieces fall where they do without much cause or consideration. The meaning is always added later. The lights down in Ithaca were twinkling that night. The faraway constellations of streets and neighborhoods mirrored the epic mythologies of the night sky above. Below, each glittering speck seemed like a little, dying light."
- Phil Lane, "Constellations" (2005)