Education: Fresh Phrases

Student protest was far from the only topic on commencement speakers' minds, and for every dose of Nytol administered by a dull orator, someone else delivered No Doz in the form of a fresh phrase or a sprightly idea. Some of the best:

∙ ON THE ECONOMY: "Affluent, hell! The average American family just about scrapes by, and every average American here knows it."—Cartoonist Al Capp at Framingham State College.

∙ ON COLLEGE TEACHING: "Once a visitor is able to penetrate the rather forbidding facade created by our dignified gowns and colorful hoods, he will find himself surrounded by frightening pockets of...