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Education News Archive - September 19, 2007

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, an educational trade publication, has included DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management among several top 10 rankings for awarding business, management and marketing graduate degrees to minority students.

Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'