Episodes

Episode 18

The members of the Supreme Court of the United States first assembled in New York City’s Merchants Exchange Building in 1790 and in 1869 the court’s present total of nine judges was established.

Episode 17

Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, by architect Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus existed for 14 years before being shut down.

Episode 16

Stories in the popular media on the value of a college education tend to head in opposite directions.

Episode 15

Believed to be of such importance to its new country that it was included in the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being neces

Episode 14

The core tenet of higher education in the United States has been that students who attend these institutions will be given a diverse, encompassing experience that offers all viewpoints, no matter h

Episode 13

Since their dawn during the Age of Enlightenment (1685–1815), the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields, have been predominately male.

Episode 12

The emergence of social media over the last decade and a half has been rapid and abrupt.

Episode 11

The issue of cybersecurity is beginning to draw more attention in the United States, initiated, in part, by Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections.

Episode 10

By their very nature, colleges and universities should celebrate intellectual diversity, the free exchange of ideas, and cultural norms.

Episode 9

How did we get here? Where did we come from? Where are we going? As humans we have turned to both religion and science for answers to these infinitely daunting questions.