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Education News Archive - January 28, 2007

By Mike Swift, Lisa M. Krieger and Rodney Foo, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jan. 28--Stanford Professor Bruce Wooley opened Friday's lecture on circuit design with a lesson about a more important set of connections.

By Genevieve Marshall, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jan. 28--Markita Acosta's dorm room at Kutztown University has a toddler bed, two bins of toys, a string of paper alphabet letters on the wall and a tiny Spongebob Squarepants sofa.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.