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Witnesses to the Witness

He wanted us to know, and he wanted us to never know. He told us, his students, that by hearing a witness’s account of injustice, we would become witnesses ourselves. We would then have a responsibility to speak out, to halt crimes against humanity. … “It is so simple [he said]. I know that one of you—at least one—is going to have the same crazy idea that I have. One of you will try to bring humanity back. One of you will do great things, make time for the noblest of projects. … For this person, I teach.”

—Liz Argento ’12

Testimonials originally collected by Carolyn Johnston.