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Education News Archive - November 05, 2006

By Carli Teproff, The Miami Herald Nov. 5--Tucked in the corner of Promenade Shops in Aventura is Miami Dade College's new outreach center. Afternoons, the 3,000-square-foot space serves as the home to the Institute For Mathematics and Computer Science Center, a tutorial program.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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