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Education News Archive - November 14, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of foreign students at U.S. universities fell for the second straight year last year, but the decline that followed the September 11, 2001, attacks may already be abating, a survey showed on Monday.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.