Academic Dress of Universities in Queensland Australia University of The Sunshine Coast

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    If not us, who? If not now, when?
    —Slogan by Czech university students in Prague, November 1989. quoted in Observer (London, Nov. 26, 1989)

    In an ancient and dead language, any recognition of living nature attracts us. These are such sentences as were written while grass grew and water ran. It is no small recommendation when a book will stand the test of mere unobstructed sunshine and daylight.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

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