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Education News Archive - December 22, 2006

By Cohen, Betsy The Bitterroot Valley is one step closer to having a community college because of the inspired work of Hamilton residents who want access to higher education without leaving their hometown.

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune Dec. 22--Filled with well-heeled, worldly students, college-level programs and a motivated faculty, New Trier Township High School represents, to many, the creme de la creme in public education.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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