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Leading Geneticist Eric Lander, Broad Institute President and Director, Named Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s 2013 Commencement Speaker
Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Lander; Carol Tecla Christ, President of Smith College; and Robert Beckett ’57, Retired Chairman and CEO of Robec, Inc. WORCESTER,
Word of the Day
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.