As we all know, the first movie in the two-part series of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” is now in theaters. What is even more compelling than dressing up for the premiere or re-watching each movie before you watch the new one? Let us look at how similar the school of Hogwarts is to Drake University. I am going to compare just a few of the countless resemblances of the two schools. Contrasting five faculty members from each school will allow you to see how crazy Drake University can be to the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore – Headmaster of Hogwarts
Dumbledore received many awards and honors as a student, professor and headmaster of Hogwarts. He is so brilliant with a wand that he doesn’t need to use one. Lord Voldemort is quoted as describing Dumbledore as the “champion of commoners, of Mudbloods and Muggles.”
David Maxwell – President of Drake
Maxwell is loved by most and disliked by few. During my time at Drake University, I have never heard demeaning words said about President Maxwell. As weird as it sounds, he honestly is our campus leader. He is not too shabby with a tennis racket, similar to Dumbeldore’s wand skills. He has won a few awards and you can check out his biography on the Internet. He truly is the champion of students and employees.
Rubeus Hagrid – Care of Magical Creatures and Keeper of Keys and Grounds
Hagrid is huge in stature. He stands twice the size of a normal man and rocks a long beard with shabby hair. Hagrid is not a fully qualified wizard, but does have an abnormally vast grasp on magical creatures and the handlings of them. Hagrid is the keeper of keys—all of them, every single key for the Hogwarts castle. And last, but not least, he uses a massive flying motorcycle for transportation.
Guy who has a beard and mows the lawn – Keeper of the Campus Grounds
He is the notorious lawn-mowing man who does not want your affection, but wants your lawn. Have you seen his beard? Rumor has it that a first year Drake student is lost in it still. I’m not sure if he is qualified or not, but have you seen how nice the campus grounds are? He uses a lawn mower for his job and maybe transportation depending on how long his journey is. Seriously, have you seen the size of that lawnmower?
Remus Lupin – Defense Against the Dark Arts
Lupin was a new professor at Hogwarts and was only there for one year. He is young and scholarly looking. “Though still quite young, Lupin looked tired and rather ill: He had more gray hair than when Harry had said good-bye to him, and his robes were more patched and shabbier than ever,” J.K. Rowling wrote. Remus Lupin tends to cut the students slack on a regular basis and has all the students wishing they could have him as their professor.
Matthew Mitchell – Assistant Professor of International Business
Professor Mitchell is also new to the school he is teaching at and has quickly been deemed a Drake University favorite. We can only hope he teaches here for a long time. Occasionally he looks a bit tired due to staying up tirelessly at late hours in the night to complete his doctorate thesis. He is a young and passionate teacher that is fueled by his love for his profession.
Minerva McGonagall –Transfiguration and Deputy Headmistress
Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom. She has a certain stature at Hogwarts that demands respect from all professors and students alike. She is known for teaching challenging classes. She does not break rules or tolerate misbehavior. She also refuses to favor her own house; however, McGonagall cared deeply about Gryffindor’s success and cried when they won the Quidditch Cup.
Mary Edrington – Assistant Professor of Marketing
Edrington does not favor business students over others, but she does care deeply about her students’ success. She is a respected professor on campus and successful businesswomen. If you have ever taken a class with Professor Edrington, you find it challenging yet easy to attend.
Filius Flitwick – Charms
Flitwick was a dueling Champion when he was younger. When Ginny Weasley is taken into the Chamber of Secrets, he bursts into tears. He seems to have a gentle spirit. He is always in support of students in the classroom and in life. He is commonly characterized by being short, but where he lacks in height he makes up for in friendliness or magical ability.
Art Sanders – Professor of Politics
There is really no other way to say this, but he looks exactly like Filius Flitwick. I have never had him as a professor, but all the students I asked said he is a caring professor that sides with students first.