“When you're in a group, you're less accountable [and] tend to behave in ways we wouldn't. If I'm among thousands of celebrating people and I were to throw a beer bottle against a brick wall, you'd have a hard time picking me out."
—Christian End, associate professor of psychology, in National Geographic on sports fans behavior
“The people who have the strongest identification feel the strongest threat. When the group fails, that failure reflects upon you and your identity feels threatened. One of the ways fans deal with that threat is through aggression. Media never tends to follow up six months later with the story on the guy who flipped the car and got prison for it."
—Christian End, associate professor of psychology, in Yahoo Sports on how to stop fan riots before they start
"There is a whole community of 'typecasters' or people who type their blogs on typewriters. Seriously.”
—Richard Polt in the Chicago Tribune
“Alcohol plays a role, and sometimes it’s pointed out as the ultimate villain, the sole contributor. But there are a lot of other things going on. They serve alcohol at church socials and in the theatre, but you don’t see these kinds of behaviors.”
—Christian End, associate professor of psychology, in the Irish Examiner, on why sports fans riot.
"It was really very beautiful. It's a recognition of the beauty of the text, but also of how our world has changed. With ease we could pull up a translation in minutes and someone could read a native Sri Lankan language."
—Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of the Office for Interfaith Community Engagement, in USA Today, on the Bible-reading marathon
“Well, I think we can all assume that the professors who signed this are liberal professors.”
—Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly in response to the five Xavier professors who wrote a letter to Xavier alumnus and Speaker of the House John Boehner criticizing him for his stance on poverty
“We decided to take a stricter stance on the interpretation of the [Labor Department] fact sheet. We do this thinking about students and how this would have an effect on students and wanting to protect students.”
—Jonika Moore-Diggs, assistant director for experiential education and mentoring, in Inside Higher Ed on Xavier’s thorough internship evaluation process
"It's kind of like saying, 'In your face, Microsoft!' "
—Richard Polt, professor of philosophy in a New York Times story on a resurgence of typewriters.