European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 15 1957, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 15, 1957, Darmstadt, Hesse Jarw student studies in to comfortable room in the mens dormitory Entrance above at Heidelberg choir right in old University Assembly historic Eidelberg University by John staff writer tithe c3iaracteristic dueling scar Al no longer rivals fraternity pin in the life of male students attending famed Ruperto Carola University at enrolled in this oldest of German seats of Are More inclined to spend free hours sipping eating tee Cream and exchanging pfennig for Jan from an american made Juke than they Are to engage in Bee drinking rowdiness and secret Frater nity rites so prevalent a few decades the change is most of the present student body Are older than the average pre world War ii student and they definitely have a More constructive Outlook on the Many Are Ameri cans attending under the i the Drift away from the militant Stu Dent societies of the Bismarck Era is reflected in the students their purpose is different today Ger Man and foreign Are intently engaged in a serious search for knowledge with some discovering that their finances Are strained to carry them from semester to in earlier it was a Mark of distinction for socially influential families to have a son enrolled at Heidel Berg those the Days when student life was governed by fraternal societies whose greatest achievements Are listed on police blotters or satirized in Candle smoke on the Walls and ceiling of the students which joins the Halls where More serious minded individuals have left their names to there is still distinction in attending Heidelberg but present Day emphasis is on constructive achievement the Bunsen spectrum astronomical research and far reaching medical advances Are but a few in the Field of humanitarian achievements fostered by the University since an april Day in 1518 when Martin Luther resolutely occupied the courtyard and delivered his widely thesis which i itself has contributed to the schools in it is a custom that universities Bear the name of their the two Ruperto carols reflect the Hurt that Heidelberg University been founded first is in 1386 by elector Rupert i of the palatinate and next by Karl grand Duke of the earlier University was organized along the lines of the University of its purpose was to educate the during Germany period of it changed from a Catholic to a protestant stronghold of learning and flourished until the 17th the capture of Heidelberg by count Johan tse Clars von German general in the thirty years and subsequent removal to Rome of a famous collection of left the old school defunct Stan and photos by it had gained the distinction of being the first University in Germany to be reformed along lutheran University did not exist Between 1648 and 1652 when it was for the next 200 years its future was a new inaugurated by the grand Duke of placed the new University on the Road to today University is a Hodgepodge of buildings representing every period and architectural style from its founding until the present the newest group of build called the new were erected in 1931 from contributed by the american Jacob Gould Shurman and Many of his in the echoing heart of old Heidel Berg nearly students pursue their particular specially in the schools 54 institutes and it is a principle at the University that knowledge cannot be this year old Precept of learning forms the Backbone of the University system and has led to some famous especially in the Field of there Are no examinations at the University until the student feels that he has reached the requirements of the degree sought Many students spend several semesters preparing their for the most part pursuing their work in their own individual German is the required language at Heidelberg and All lectures Are Given in for those foreign students who Are not proficient in the the University offers a summer Short course but for the most part the academic year is divided into two although the University is men outnumber women four to less than of this years student body Are from countries other than with persian students in the Many having transferred from English schools in the past few at present there Are 184 americans regularly enrolled and another 37 attend ing in a guest Many of the americans Are former who were at one time or another stationed in Ger Many and Are now advancing their Educa Tion under the i according to Heidelberg Ger hard the schools free learning sys tem has led to some rather unusual student for one of the students attended the University for 68 or 34 he was 63 years old before submitting his thesis toward a degree in Hinz pointed that Law was a Hobby with this individual rather than his he was known As the perpetual Hinz added that Heidelberg students do have fraternities but that most Are inactive and in no Way compare with the fraternities of German universities of the pre world War i Many of the older generation Are attempting to revive some of the famous fraternities and Are succeeding in a Small Duel Hinz has been outlawed for several the student body at Heidelberg has an Active athletic but not on the scale of soccer and Tennis Are the most popular Many of the students live in dormitories and take their meals in the student dining a reconstructed 16th Century Battle ment overlooking the Neckar food is ranging from 5 to 20 cents per the Cost of rooms but most students Jay Between and per american students interested in Heidel Berg University find that the Entrance requirements differ slightly from those in the the minimum in Germany is two years of College level work for this is due to a difference in elementary and High school in precollege work is advanced beyond that of typical High school in the German colleges have no degree com parable to the Bachelor but in Stead All students work toward their shortly following world War the facilities of Heidelberg University were occupied by the University of Maryland overseas program today there is still a direct link Between the especially during the last week of the graduating body of the University of Maryland visits Heidelberg University during that time As guests of the professor doctor Edmund and have their commencement exercise in the auditorium of the new University sports Cor on Campus denotes chanic in recent the stars and strips april

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