The traditional functions of universities and colleges in New Castle are teaching and research. In their teaching activities, universities provide professional training for high-level jobs, as well as the education necessary for the development of personality. The current universities, however, open up the elite university to the masses of young people to adjust to today’s democratic, pluralistic society, while maintaining the standard of teaching and level of research. Research projects and methods are centered around Western problems, needs and conditions. The ultimate yardstick for measuring the success of a university or college is the improvement in the lives of the people it serves. The full benefit can be obtained only if the university and society are organically linked together. The universities and colleges in New Castle address all of these, besides having the needs of society at the center of their activities.
Each year as a tradition to myself and this green movement website, I write on the events of Earth Day (April 22nd) this year is no exception. I will focus more on some new ideas and representations of our planet Earth. The symbols of Earth Day have been similar throughout the years, including an image or drawing of the Earth..