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Education News Archive - May 27, 2008

WASHINGTON and GENEVA, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac College of Washington, DC and University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) of Geneva Switzerland, today announced their five-year International Bachelor/MBA FastTrak Program.

Northeastern University President Joseph E. Aoun has appointed Stephen W. Director to be the university's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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