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2008-09-10 15:00:30

By VIRGINIA ROHAN On a stage at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, the guest professor from Brown University is lecturing about why the 2008 presidential election is such a crucial one. Her audience is quiet and attentive. And as she mentions key moments from past presidential campaigns, many heads some of them bald, some of them gray nod in recognition. Baby boomers comprise a large part of the student body of One Day University a two-year-old program that brings professors...

2007-10-15 03:00:23

By Birritteri, Anthony Obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree is becoming a "closer- to-home" experience for the residents of New Jersey's 21 counties, as more four-year institutions of higher education are building facilities and sending faculty to teach at community colleges. The arrangements are win-win situations for everyone involved: the two- and four-year colleges and students - especially nontraditional, working students who juggle full-time jobs and families. The closer-...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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