Read the full article in The Dartmouth (This article is featured in the 2021 Commencement special issue).by Ben Fagell | 6/12/21 4:25am
The Dartmouth asked professors to provide the Class of 2021 their best life advice in just six short words. Providing a quote is simple enough, but condensing one's sentiments into a succinct blurb proved to be a challenge, and some professors broke the rules. Nonetheless, The Dartmouth presents — approximately — six words of advice.
Film professor Jeffrey Ruoff: "Everything changes and nothing stands still." — Heraclitus
Film professor Mary Flanagan: Do not be afraid of no!
Film professor Jeffrey Ruoff (again): "Perfect is the enemy of good." — Voltaire
Film and media and African and African American studies professor Iyabo Kwayana: Let your passion contribute to humanity!
Film and media studies and women's, gender, and sexuality studies professor Mary Desjardins: Don't be afraid to change direction.