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Education News Archive - November 28, 2006

The Goldman Sachs Foundation today announced $9.4 million in grants to programs designed to further the Foundation's commitment to support the academic and leadership development of promising young people around the world.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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