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Education News Archive - April 08, 2010

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The Columbia University School of Journalism will begin offering a dual Master's Degree in journalism and computer science starting this fall.

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When students enter college, they either have it or they don't; and which side of the digital divide they fall on may well shape their identities and what route they take into careers, suggests a new study.

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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