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I want to approach my own history anew by looking for nuance and complexity encoded in the Dakota language. The New Directions award will make that endeavor possible.
Our constitutional and legal system is remarkably ill-equipped to deal with an electoral crisis. Should we find ourselves in one, the system is more likely to exacerbate than defuse it. —Lawrence Douglas
I knew that music was going to be part of my life no matter what. So, I thought, let me see what else is going on at the College that I might like.—Darryl Harper.
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Even though we are having these intense emotional discussions, when the kids leave, I feel really happy.—Catherine Sanderson