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Sharing the WorkWhat My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)$
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Myra Strober

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034388

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.001.0001

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Into the Sanctum, 1958–1964

Into the Sanctum, 1958–1964

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(p.55) 4 Into the Sanctum, 1958–1964
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Sharing the Work
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Myra Strober

John Donahoe

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034388.003.0004

Chapter 4 covers my homesickness at Cornell and my excitement with my courses at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, meeting my future husband, Sam Strober, and the encouragement I get from several Cornell faculty members and from Sam to get a Ph.D. I highlight two devastatingly unsuccessful interviews (for a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and for admission to Harvard’s economics department), and describe my M.A. program in economics at Tufts. I also explore my unsuccessful efforts to find a comfortable spiritual home within Judaism and to create a loving relationship with my sister Alice.

Keywords:   Cornell University, Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Harvard University, Tufts University, Courtship and Marriage, 1950s and early 1960s

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