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Penitence and Redemption

Penitence and Redemption

West Virginia County Courthouse September 20, 1634 James Rothrock interrupted his pacing behind the defense table and turned to the rail dividing the room when his old tutor William Oughtred came up to it and leaned across to be heard above the spectators' murmuring....
Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 3

Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake, Part 3

Part 3: Development of Universities The Middle Ages The universitas magistrorum et scholarium (community of teachers and learners) was a term forged in the twelfth century after Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa issued an edict called authentica habita. Hereby he...
The Undergraduate, Episode Six

The Undergraduate, Episode Six

Previously . . . In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of 14, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground. To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly belonged, and go...
Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake Part 1

Clash of Cultures—School Systems at (the) Stake Part 1

Wisdom is power. —Francis Bacon (1561–1626) Introduction When American parents think about a good—or better, the best possible—schooling for their children, they invariably think about private preschools, private schools, and expensive universities. When German...
The Undergraduate, Episode Five

The Undergraduate, Episode Five

Previously . . . In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of fourteen, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground. To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly belonged, and...
The Undergraduate, Episode Four

The Undergraduate, Episode Four

Previously . . .   In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of fourteen, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground. To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly...
The Undergraduate, Episode Three

The Undergraduate, Episode Three

Previously . . . In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of 14, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground. To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly belonged, and go...
The Undergraduate, Episode Two

The Undergraduate, Episode Two

Previously . . . In 1628 Matthias Ehrenhardt was orphaned at the age of 14, when his family home in the small village of Vehra burned to the ground.  To have any sort of future, he was forced to leave his Heimat, the place where he grew up and truly belonged, and...