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Role models and mentors, what would we be without them?

Role models and mentors, what would we be without them?

Whereas not everyone is lucky enough to have specific mentors, most of us have role models, living or dead. For example, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton makes no secret of having former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as her role model. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump admires Saddam Hussein.

In my own life, I consider my role models to be Mary Bunting, former dean of Douglass College during my first two years there (she left Douglass to become president of Radcliffe College) and Elizabeth Janeway, the well-known writer of both fiction and non-fiction. As a professor and a writer, I was inspired by these two women, now deceased, who had become my...

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