Sydney Engleberg is a veteran professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He has been lecturing for over 45 years and in that time, has added "Father of four" and "Grandfather of five" to his list of distinguished titles. That's why when one of his students got up to leave the lecture hall because her baby was crying, scooping the child up and soothing him was the work of an instant for Sydney - and he didn't even miss a beat in his lecture on organizational behavior.
Engleberg's daughter says that her father believes that no mother should have to make the choice between her child and an education, and he allows mothers in his graduate-level classes to bring their children and even breastfeed if necessary.
When this adorable little lad wouldn't stop crying, his mother got up to leave so as not to disturb anyone.
Professor Engleberg immediately took the child in his arms and soothed it while continuing his lecture as though nothing happened.
His daughter, Sarit Fishbaine, says that "the way he sees the concept of getting education is not only learning the dry facts that you need to learn in class, but also learning values."
My own mother, a strong and brilliant woman who dedicated her life to her children, told me a story once of how she cradled my infant older sister in one arm while using the other to complete her final exam for her M.A. in economics. Here's hoping more professors take a cue from Professor Engleberg so that parents everywhere can complete their education with less hassle.
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