Landrat-Lucas High School in Leverkusen is an elite sports school supported by the German Olympic Sports Federation. 40 pupils get a special course of studies at the boarding school tailored to promote their sporting talents and careers.
One is mistaken in calling this a story of disdain about boarding school life. Robert Musil's debut novel is about power and abuse, of cadets as sadistic torturers. It was a literary prophecy of the rise of fascism.
Sometimes help comes from unexpected places. In Colombia, a boarding school is providing a local community with drinking water by using equipment designed for ocean desalination.
The reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency by WADA is a slap in the face for clean athletes, writes DW sports editor Stefan Nestler. In his mind, WADA has lost all of its credibility.
Despite huge advances worldwide, women entrepreneurs still face major obstacles when it comes to venture capital, funding, and seeing their dreams through. Women's Entrepreneurship Day is trying to change that.
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