Padova, Italy: University Town

Like the rest of the Veneto, Padova was ruled by Venice from the 15th century until Napoleon came, about 1800. Chafing under Venetian rule for four centuries seemed only to sharpen Padova’s independent spirit. And that spirit survives at its prestigious university. Nicknamed “the brain of the Veneto,” it was founded in 1222, one of…

The College Struggle

Hey everyone! So, I’ve been in college for a while now and I’m really enjoying it actually! I’ve met some great people and made some really awesome friends! Umm…. anyway, so everything’s been going good, but knowing me I’ve had my share of… *nervous laugh*.. stupid disasters. I had this class “Intro to Computer- Model…

The World’s First University?

One of the most striking things about ancient Athenian life, is the availability of lectures and talks on Philosophy even to quite ordinary people. One particular site in Athens, Aristotle’s Lyceum gives us the opportunity to visit an ancient university where not only did specialist students study but we know that ordinary Athenians were invited…