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2008-08-28 03:00:48

The annual ritual is in full swing at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, and across the nation. If you are in the VCU area this week you will witness giddy freshmen hauling belongings from car to dorm followed by weary parents wondering if their child really needs this much stuff to survive. Some are asking more serious questions about this annual migration, specifically whether the United States has cast too broad a net in promoting higher education as a...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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