Paul Reitter teaches in the German Department at Ohio State University and is the author of Bambi’s Jewish Roots and Other Essays on German-Jewish Culture. Currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, he co-edited The Rise of the Research University: A Sourcebook and Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Future of Our Educational Institutions. (February 2018)


The Business of Learning

German fraternity students, circa 1900

Speaking of Universities

by Stefan Collini

What Do You Think, Mr. Ramirez?: The American Revolution in Education

by Geoffrey Galt Harpham
In the summer of 1740, Adam Smith transferred from the University of Glasgow to Oxford. Things did not work out there as he had hoped. It wasn’t just the class snobbism that got to Smith, a scholarship student. He saw his years at Oxford as a waste of time intellectually, …