(Zusammenfassung von Jessica Jansen)
Our visit to Regent University was the product of extraordinary planning by the school’s staff and faculty; they organized an entire day of events. The day began with a panel discussion, which was followed by a buffet lunch and a tour across the campus.
The panel consisted of the following participants:
Ultimately, the panel was not very enlightening; they essentially reported facts and argument that are available on the Regent University website and about which we were already informed.
The informal discussion with faculty and students at lunch was more informative. For example, at my own table, we had an involved discussion about the meaning of “law reform”. This led us to considerations on the death penalty – which is not to say that the discussion led to any firm conclusions. Professor Cook basically said that this sort of open-ended discussion is characteristic of the university; all the conversations at Regent, Cook said, depend on the mix of professor and students.
A woman from the university’s public relations department ably led the tour of the campus. The tour was comprehensive and shed light on the facilities of each academic department. We were also shown the promotional film for the university in the school’s cinema an the Graduate School of Communication.
A constant of our stay at Regent University were the assurances from staff and students that the education on offer was objective, that the standards were high, and that the school aspired to be a tolerant and cosmopolitan place.
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