We opened (the School of Medicine) with a combination of hope and anxiety...This has been a breath-holding experience for the whole community who were pulling along with us and waiting to exhale right along with us. This really is, in a remarkable way, the community’s school.

Paul Lyons, senior associate dean of medical education, chair of the department of family medicine, and clinical professor of health sciences on celebrating the first group of graduating doctors


If (redwoods) disappear, the ecosystem drastically changes. You might get a grassland, or you might get some other tree that forms the canopy.

Louis Santiago, assistant professor of physiological ecology, on the loss of redwoods as a result of climate change in Big Sur and the surrounding areas


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