Tuesdays with Morrie - The Professor, Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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The Professor, Part 2 Summary

After receiving a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, one of Schwartz's first jobs is at a mental institution outside Washington DC. He decides research is a way of earning a living without exploiting anyone else. Schwartz receives a grant to observe mental patients and record their treatments. Though his job is simply to observe, being Schwartz, he can't help but get involved in some way and befriends many of the patients when no one else will. He observes that many of the patients come from well-to-do families. When all is said and done, the greatest lesson he learns is that their money has not bought them happiness or contentment.

Schwartz leaves the mental institute after five years and begins teaching at Brandeis in the late 1950s. Soon after, the college becomes known as...

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