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2012-07-25 23:01:10

Chuck Harmon, Managing CEO at the Charles C Harmon Co LLC, Firmly Asserts That a College Dorm Mattress Topper, and the Good Sleep It Can Help a Student Get, is One of the Major Secrets to Getting Good Grades in College. (PRWEB) July 25, 2012 It´s long been known that good sleep and good grades in school go hand in hand. A college dorm mattress topper can turn a hard, uncomfortable college dorm mattress into the vehicle for a great night´s sleep and, in turn, the vehicle for...

2012-03-26 23:00:18

Bed bugs were discovered in the University of Texas in San Antonio for the fourth time. To help solve the problem, BedBugControl911.com advises students to use pesticide-exempt bed bug spray for early prevention. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Bed bugs were again seen at the University of Texas in San Antonio this Wednesday as stated by David Gabler, the university spokesperson. A report from MySanAntonio.com said that the incident was already the fourth bed bug case in the...

2011-08-02 05:18:00

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tune in on Friday, August 5th when DormSmart.com will be featured in the back to school segment hosted by Mal Pearson, style and beauty guide and featured guest on the nationally syndicated show, The Daily Buzz. "We are thrilled to have our brand featured by Mal Pearson. Mal is a beautiful person inside and out. Exactly the type of individual we want building brand awareness for DormSmart with college students across the US," stated...

2010-06-07 13:03:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the introduction of a new student life programming and all inclusive pricing option, a little green goes a long way at Studio Green www.campushousing.com/fsu, a premier, private student housing village serving Florida State University. Residence hall rates for the fall 2010 semester start at just $650 per month with seven meals per week in furnished, standard double accommodations. "Our goal at Studio Green is to provide our residents with a...

2010-04-02 14:54:00

GREENFIELD, Ind., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- University Loft Company ("ULC"), also known as LOFT, today announced strong growth in profitability in 2009 despite a tough economic environment with expected high growth in 2010 in all markets. The company is highly optimistic about growth opportunities in 2010 in part because of large contracts with Universities and retailers such as Lowe's and Sam's. ULC has just hired 5 new managers and, in anticipation of swift business growth, is making...

2009-10-06 19:24:00

New Dorms Feature Fitness Centers, Theaters and Environmentally Friendly Energy Systems, Fabrics and Lighting WEST CHESTER, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University Student Housing, LLC, in conjunction with West Chester University, celebrated the official opening of two new residence halls at the University's North Campus. The two residences, Allegheny Hall and Brandywine Hall, can accommodate more than 1200 students and feature the latest in student living amenities and...

2009-06-15 08:15:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Austin's No. 1 private dorm, Dobie Center, has announced that it has selected The Weitzman Group as the exclusive leasing agent for Dobie Mall. The Dobie Mall features 65,000 square feet of retail space on two levels at 2021 Guadalupe Street, across from the University of Texas at Austin, and is located directly below the 27-story Dobie Tower which houses 900 students. Just steps away from the University of Texas campus, the Dobie Mall benefits from more...

2008-12-02 12:37:09

A Stockholm hotel owner has transformed an old Boeing 747 into a hostel for use near Arlanda airport. Hostel Jumbo is set to open Jan. 15 with 85 beds and 25 rooms -- including a cockpit suite and and four-person dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, The Local reported Tuesday. It feels like it's really good, really well built, said Oscar Dios, who spent four months refurbishing the 1976 jumbo jet. The jet's last flight was in 2002 when it was owned by Transjet, which went bankrupt, said Dios,...

2008-08-05 15:00:00

By ERICA PEREZ The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Real Estate Foundation on Monday released a list of eight proposed locations for the school's new dorm in Milwaukee's east side and Riverwest neighborhoods, with sites as far west as the Holton Terrace apartments and as far east as the old Prospect Mall. Eight developers responded last month to the foundation's request for proposals issued in May. The foundation released the names of locations and developers after an open records...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'