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Bill Harwood has vivid memories of his time at Milton, including when students went on “strike” in the spring of 1970. It was the height of the anti-war movement, and campuses nationwide experienced tumultuous times. “Milton gave us just enough latitude to test our values and commitments without losing complete control of the student body,” Bill says.
Bill draws a direct connection from the high standards at Milton to his career as a lawyer and law professor. “I dreaded Sunday night because it meant I had to finally write the weekly essay due in English class every Monday morning. But I now realize that training led to my success in writing clear and persuasive legal briefs.”
Bill realizes tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of a Milton education; it’s why he’s made regular donations to Milton in his 50 years since graduation. He also made a charitable gift by naming Milton as a beneficiary of his IRA. The gift will count for his upcoming Reunion and in Dare: The Campaign for Milton. "It was easy and flexible to adjust the beneficiaries of my IRA without the cost of amending my will. It feels great to give back to an institution that gave so much to each of us," Bill says.
His advice to Milton students about education, careers, and life in general: "Always remember to appreciate the individuals who contributed to your success."