What I learned from The Doc reinforced things I think I had known at some level -- the importance of continuing to dig for as much of the truth as you can get and communicating that truth as clearly as you can. He also helped reinforce the idea that learning doesn't stop when you graduate; it's ideally a lifelong thing.
 
When I became a teacher, I found another avenue for passing on The Doc's lessons. I've told students they see some of what I learned from him in my classroom; I consciously use things he did that I felt worked well. I doubt that will ever change. 

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