• “It is amazing that neither history, nor sociology, nor fiction, has given more than passing attention to the American college town, for surely it has had a character and personality unlike other towns.” —Henry Seidel Canby

  • “In losing ‘place’ … [we] risk losing the basis for healthy and resilient individual identity, and risk forfeiting the needed preconditions for the cultivation of public virtues. For one cannot be a citizen without being a citizen of some place in particular…” —Why Place Matters

  • “This is a special show. There’s obvious love for Penn State and great college towns, and it’s like none of the boring-as-dust professors and blow-hards I remember from my days as a student. Makes me nostalgic in the best way.”