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John Milton Gregory

John Milton Gregory was an American educator and the first president of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign known as Illinois Industrial University. Gregory was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction in Michigan in 1858, after several years spent as editor of the Michigan Journal of Education. After leaving office in 1864 he became the second president of Kalamazoo College from 1864 until 1867. Gregory served as the president of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from the university's founding in 1867 until his resignation in 1880. While Gregory credited Jonathan Baldwin Turner as the central figure in the university's establishment, during his tenure as University of Illinois's first president, helped determine the direction of the university by advocating the presence of a classically based liberal arts curriculum in addition to the industrial and agricultural curriculum desired by the Illinois Industrial League and many state residents and lawmakers of the time.

One of Gregory's most important contributions to the development of the University of Illinois was his commitment to the education of women. In 1870 Gregory cast the deciding vote to admit women to the U of I, making Illinois the first university after the Civil War to admit women. In his 1872 University Report he wrote, "No industry is more important to human happiness and well being than that which makes the home, and this industry involves principles of science as many and as profound as those which control any other human employment" To keep this commitment to the education of women he hired Louisa C. Allen in 1874 to develop a program in domestic science. Although the experiment in domestic science would only last six years, it was the first domestic science degree program in higher education. In 1886 Gregory authored his most well-known work The Seven Laws of Teaching, which asserted that a teacher should: Know and familiarly the lesson you wish to teach. Gain and keep the attention and interest of the pupils upon the lesson.

Refuse to teach without attention. Use words understood by both teacher and pupil in the same sense—language clear and vivid alike to both. Begin with what is well known to the pupil in the lesson or upon the subject, proceed to the unknown by single and natural steps, letting the known explain the unknown. Use the pupil's own mind, exciting his self-activities. Keep his thoughts as much as possible ahead of your expression, making him a discoverer of truth. Require the pupil to reproduce in thought the lesson he is learning—thinking it out in its parts, proofs and applications til he can express it in his own language. Review, review, REVIEW, reproducing the old, deepening its impression with new thought, correcting false views, completing the true. Gregory is buried just to the south of Altgeld Hall near the Main Quadrangle on the UIUC campus. John Milton Gregory Math and Science Academy of the Chicago Public Schools was established in 1923 as John Milton Gregory Elementary School and is located in the historic North Lawndale, Chicago community.

School Funds and School Laws of Michigan: With Notes and Forms to which are Added Elements of School Architecture etc. with Lists of Text Books and School Books Relations of the Normal School to the school Systems of the States: An Address, Delivered at the Re-Dedication of the State Normal School Building, at Ypsilanti, April 18, 1860 The Right and Duty of Christianity to Educate: Inaugural address of John M. Gregory... Delivered at the Jubilee Meeting at Kalamazoo, Tuesday evening, September 20th, 1864 The Hand-book of History and Chronology: Embracing Modern History, Both European and America for the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Centuries for Students of History and Adapted to Accompany the Map of Time Normal class manual for Bible Teachers Syllabus of Lectures on the History of Civilization. To Senior Classes of the Illinois Industrial University. Winter term, 1877 A New Political Economy The Seven Laws of Teaching L'Illinois: sa position géographique, son etendue, son histoire, ses écoles, ses ressources, son Agriculture, with O. R. Keith Las Siete Leyes de la Enseñanza Presidents of Kalamazoo College John Milton Gregory at Find a Grave

Malin Kundang

Malin Kundang, Si Tanggang called Nakhoda Manis, is a Southeast Asian folktale about retribution on an ungrateful son. A sailor from a poor family, the protagonist sneaks onto a trading ship becoming rich, marrying a princess, acquiring his own galleon. On his return to his home village, he is ashamed of his humble origins and refuses to recognise his elderly mother, she curses him, when he sets sail, he and his ship are turned to stone. In Indonesia, the story is called Malin Kundang, the legend is based in West Sumatra. Air Manis, a beach near Padang, has a rock formation called Batu Malin Kundang, said to be the remains of his ship. Another Indonesian folk story, alike but take the different location is the legend of Sampuraga; the legend is based in Central Borneo. Belantikan Hulu, a remote area along the river Lamandau, has a rock formation called Bukit Sampuraga, believed to be the ruins of his ship. In Brunei, the local variant of the story is called Nakhoda Manis and is associated with a prow-like rock, Jong Batu, in the Brunei River.

In Malaysia and Singapore, the story is known as Si Tenggang or Si Tanggang’’ One unique Malaysian variant is Cerita Megat Sajobang in which the main character, Tenggang or Tanggang, is an orang asli who assimilates himself into Malay society and refuses to receive his loincloth-wearing parents. As a parable on family responsibility, the story is popular in Southeast Asia as a theme for animations, film and literature until today. For example: a black and white Malay movie was produced in 1961. Malin Kundang Nakoda Manis ASEAN Stories Project

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor is a tactical role-playing video game in the Megami Tensei series developed by Atlus for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on January 15, 2009, in North America on June 23, 2009. An enhanced port for the Nintendo 3DS, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, was developed by Atlus and released in 2011 for Japan and North America while in 2013 for Europe. Devil Survivor is set in modern-day Tokyo and follows a 17-year-old student and his friends, who see an outbreak of demons with some of them becoming their allies; the Protagonist finds he has the ability to see a person's remaining lifespan and decides to work to avoid as many deaths as possible. Devil Survivor is a tactical role-playing video game where the player and computer control a number of squads composed of one leader and two supporting characters. Between combat, the player can explore several districts in Tokyo to either advance the plot by speaking to specific characters, discover new information, or take part in "free battles".

The narrative can branch in multiple ways that result in different endings, which depend upon the player's decisions during critical moments throughout the story. The game was designed to appeal to newcomers of the genre, it was commercially successful in Japan, selling 106,997 units. Critics praised the gameplay which allowed for multiple replayability. Overclocked received similar albeit lower critical response based on the addition and lack of improvements to the port; the series received a manga adaptation as well as a drama CD. A sequel, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, was released in 2011. Devil Survivor is a tactical role-playing game; the player takes on the role of a young second year high school student. Between combat, the player can explore several districts in Tokyo to either advance the plot by speaking to specific characters, discover new information, or take part in "free battles" that are not story-driven but can be used to improve the party's skills and experience. Certain story-based activities will advance the game's clock by a set amount of time, may lead to other activities becoming no longer available or creating a new activity.

The game's overall story is non-linear, choices made earlier in the game may affect which characters and battles are available in the latter part of the game. The enhanced version of Devil Survivor for the 3DS features an eighth day, which continues on from four of the six endings; each character can be assigned two demons. The player can acquire new demons, up to 24 in total, by attempting to win demon auctions using the macca collected in battle. In combat situations, the player takes turns with the computer opponents to defeat enemies and satisfy certain mission objects such as helping innocent characters to escape the field safely, while avoiding conditions that will end the mission in failure. Both the player and computer control a number of squads composed of one leader and two supporting characters. In each turn, a squad can move and attack an enemy, its individual members can perform one additional action such as healing the squad, buffing their attack, disabling an opposing squad, or for human characters, summoning a new demon to replace an unconscious one.

When attacking an enemy, the game allows the player to select one action for each squad member, the computer doing the same for its squad. Certain actions in combat can gain a specific squad member the ability to perform one additional combat round action after combat resolution, such as striking at an opponent's weakness. While any three members of the opposing squad can be targeted by combat actions, the leader remains strong while either of the two supporting units still retain health. However, if the leader is taken down to zero health, the entire squad becomes disabled if the two supporting units remain healthy. For the player, they can earn more experience by first removing the supporting squad members before attacking the leader, but can extend the length of battle and present more of a risk for surviving it. Defeating individual foes in battle gains experience points for the player and their units, "macca", a form of currency used for the game. Completing a battle can earn additional experience and macca for all of the player's units, revives any fallen units.

The player controls up to four squads, each led by one of the major human characters in the game with summoned demons as their supporting units. Each unit has up to seven abilities—three active ones that lead to combat actions, three passive ones that affect unit statistics and weaknesses, a final slot for a race-specific behaviors for demons, or for the human characters a means of buffing their squad at the start of a combat round. For demons, new abilities are learned either through leveling up, being trained a new ability by the player after defeating a certain number of enemies, or as a result of "fusion", inheriting the ability from one of the two demons used in the fusion; the player's human characters gain these by "skill cracking" abilities from the demons or other opponents they face. Once cracked, the player can assign these skills across all of their parties' human characters. Devil Survivor is set in modern-day Tokyo, put in quarantine after a demon outbreak, resulting in the area not having electricity and several people not having access to their homes.

The game's protagonist is a 17-year-old student. He is joined by com