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Education News Archive - April 03, 2006

By Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, Ill. Apr. 2--CHAMPAIGN -- Francis Ihejirika struggled through medical school. Two decades later, he's directing a program in Champaign that helps hundreds of students prepare for medical licensure exams.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'