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The University of Padua

The University of Padua is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the second oldest in Italy. It was founded in 1222 by a group of students and faculty from the University of Bologna and has since become a premier institution for higher education in Italy, boasting an enrollment of 65,000 students and an academic staff numbering more than 2,200. Over the course of the university's long and illustrious history, many famed historical figures passed through its doors, such as what scholars? More...
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Among athers there were: Nicolaus Copernicus, astronomer; •Torquato Tasso, poet; Galileo Galilei held the chair of mathematics between 1592 and 1610; and Giacomo Casanova, traveller, author and seducer.
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Here in the United States, some people feel that the idea of the university is being destroyed by liberals (left-wingers).

Some commencement (graduation) speakers this year had to cancel their appearance because a small number of protestors threatened problems if those speakers had shown up.

It is said that many professors will give students bad marks unless those students agree with those professors' ideas on social matters.

The idea of an interchange of opinions in a free and peaceful and civil environment seems to be disappearing as political correctness takes charge. Anyone with a different opinion is shouted down as being ____ [fill in any insulting epithet].
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In the Aula Magna (Great Hall), the old Scola Granda dei Legisti and the double, two-tier old cloister by Moroni, both wonderfully decorated with the coats of arms of famous students and professors. Busts, memorial tablets, inscriptions, statues, and paintings depict the renown persons who have made the history of the University of Padua, as Pietro d'Abano, Nicolò Copernico, William Harvey, Andrea Vesalio, Gabriele Falloppio, Galileo Galilei, Fabrizio d'Acquapendente, Giovan Battista Morgagni, just to mention a few.

Its historical building, the Bo Palace, preserves the oldest anatomy theatre in the world as well as some historical sites and outstanding items, as the 14th-century Medicine Room, the chair of Galileo Galilei - who was a professor in Padua from 1592 to 1618;


http://www.padovaincoming.it/info/university-padua-science/en
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@Parser

It is a disturbing trend in high academia, that patrolling the halls of knowledge, there are many narrow minded liberals.

Here is a case in point on political correctness gone haywire:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/01/is-teaching-american-history-racist/


"Now" is the eternal present.
TheParser
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Absurdicuss wrote:



Here is a case in point on political correctness gone haywire:






Thanks!

But that is nothing compared with what's happening throughout the United States.

The federal government has ordered all school districts to stop suspending students for "defiance."

Why?

Well, the majority of defiant students belong to a certain group.

Therefore, reasons the federal government, the policy of suspension is pure racism!

Is it any wonder that no one in his right mind would choose to spend four years and a ton of money to become a teacher in government-sponsored schools nowadays?


P.S. Hope that everything is going well in "Western Sahara."
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More poets and philosophers came from that university.
Absurdicuss
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It's raining sand, Parser.

Adding to your insight:

What is happening in "education" is an orchestrated agenda of social engineering designed to mold future adults into viable, optimized economic assets smart enough to follow instruction without question and sufficiently cowed to endure the austere living conditions that are now in the works.

Crisis planners are tightening the vice on liberty while simultaneously agitating with idiotic laws, ordinances, regulations and outrageously unfair judgments in a continual probing of the culture's acceptance of tyranny.

So far so good.




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TheParser
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Absurdicuss wrote:

a continual probing of the culture's acceptance of tyranny.







Fair-minded liberals and conservatives and moderates all agree: George Washington could never ever imagined that a government would have so much control over its people as do today's city, state, and federal governments.

Yes, the Ameerican people -- compared with other nationalities -- do seem to be rather docile in accepting measures that were unimaginable before the 9/11 disaster and before the widespread use of the Internet starting in the aughts.

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