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Education News Archive - November 17, 2009

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A new study in the Journal of American College Health finds that students placed by their universities in coed housing are more likely to binge drink each week than students placed in all-male or all-female housing.

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Teton Valley Community School (TVCS) in Victor, Idaho received international recognition and $50,000 as the winning school in the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge.

Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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