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2013-03-29 23:03:27

Following extensive national searches, Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, has named Deans for two of its professional schools. Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., has been named dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, and Bruce W. Berdanier, Ph.D., has been named dean of the School of Engineering. Fairfield, CT (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Following extensive national searches, Fairfield University has named Deans for two of its professional schools — the Charles F. Dolan School...


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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