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2011-02-17 11:28:00

WASHINGTON and BERLIN, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama and Chancellor Merkel, "I don't want to die now!" is the urgent plea to two world-leaders from a child who will die without immediate medical intervention and protection. Ariana-Leilani King-Pfeiffer, a seven year old American and German citizen (with only a German passport) looks like any child. Yet she is very ill with a life-threatening very rare blood disorder called Severe Chronic Neutropenia. She is one of...

2010-07-15 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut has selected the Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) consulting team to help develop the plan for establishing a new, statewide digital learning clearinghouse to help increase the number of Ohio students that attend and graduate from college and, in turn, strengthen the state's overall workforce and economy. The clearinghouse will serve as a common, statewide platform for online courses to help...

2010-05-21 21:47:00

HONOLULU, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Rose Tseng, Ph.D. scholar, leader and community builder, steps down as chancellor of University of Hawaii at Hilo June 30. Chancellor for 12 years, she leaves a legacy of academic strength, expanded resources, and deep ties with the community it serves. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100521/LA09367) Donald Straney, Ph.D. of California State Polytechnic, Pomona will succeed Tseng. Few beyond Hawaii's shores realize the extent of UH Hilo's...

2010-04-13 23:05:00

Leading Advocate Establishes Center To Help Transform Education In America WASHINGTON , April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on a distinguished 110-year history of connecting students to college success and opportunity, the College Board today announced the creation of the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center. Designed to help transform education in America and increase the number of students who earn a college degree, the Center will make critical connections between policy,...

2009-11-18 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Steve Kerr is a business man, academic, author, advisor, and father to a six-year-old. He's also a long-time friend of Jack Welch and is the newly appointed Executive Director of the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) at Chancellor University in Cleveland, Ohio. Before getting re-connected to Jack Welch through JWMI, Dr. Kerr was formerly the Chief Learning Officer at GE where he and Welch first collaborated. More recently, he is a senior advisor...

2009-09-29 12:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandra Morgan, Chancellor University Trustee, has awarded two $5,000 scholarships to marketing students, Craig Harvieux, 46, and Elizabeth A. Disanto, 44. The scholarship is named after Ms. Morgan's grandfather, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr., born in 1877, who was an American inventor and innovator in the early to mid-1900s. Mr. Morgan invented and patented a traffic signal system that is the basis for current traffic lights...

2009-09-28 08:15:00

RCK Corp. and Open Text Work for and with OCTO and DCPS to Deliver First Major District Agency Web Site Upgrade WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Complementing the announcement by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) new Teaching and Learning Framework, RCK Corp. and Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), working for and with OCTO and DCPS, successfully completed the District's first agency Web site, www.dcps.dc.gov, to undergo...

2009-06-16 10:27:00

YOKNEAM, Israel and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15, 2009, the Honorable William B. Chandler III, Chancellor for the State of Delaware, granted Galil Medical Ltd.'s motion for an expedited trial in Galil's recently-filed lawsuit against Endocare, Inc., arising out of Endocare's alleged breach of the Galil/Endocare Merger Agreement. The Chancellor granted Galil's motion after oral argument, and ordered that a two-day trial would be held on July 9 and 10 in Chancery...

2009-06-03 06:30:00

Former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin John D. Wiley and serial entrepreneur Eric Apfelbach join the StudyBlue Board of Directors. MADISON, Wis., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- StudyBlue, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of two new members of the Board of Directors. Joining current Board members Charles S. Wallman, a Securities Analyst and primary investor in StudyBlue, and CEO Becky Splitt are former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin John D. Wiley and high tech...

2009-05-05 10:47:00

Online University Aims to Improve Student Enrollment by Instantly Verifying Interested Students VIENNA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- During these tough economic times, online universities are seeing a rise in demand from unemployed workers. According to a recent report by the Sloan Consortium, the growth rate for enrollments in these institutions is 12.9 percent, far outpacing the 1.2 percent projected growth rate for the overall higher education student population. Sorting through the...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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