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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.

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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