Celebrating Women’s History Month: Professors break gender barriers

Remarkable women have been part of Roosevelt since its founding in 1945, starting with the first advisory board chair, Eleanor Roosevelt. In the 70 years since, Roosevelt has counted many extraordinary women among its students, staff, trustees and friends.

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BMLA: A life-changing experience

As a high school student, I had a few mentors who I could look up to in every aspect I can possibly think of: father figures, business mentors, sports mentors and journalism mentors (which is now my major). Those mentors changed and shaped me into the man I am today. More importantly, they have motivated me to mentor others.

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Social Justice in Politics: A Q&A with Mayor Toni Harp (BA, ’72)

Toni Harp (BA, ’72) is the first female mayor of New Haven, Conn., and the city’s second black mayor. After completing an English degree at Roosevelt, Harp went on to earn a master’s from the Yale School of Architecture. From 1993 to 2014, she served as state senator in Connecticut. She spoke to us about her memories of Roosevelt and her work on social issues.

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