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2008-07-21 15:01:02

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- After the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University, schools across the country spent tens of millions of dollars to bolster campus security. There have been 137 murders on college campuses in the past eight years and on-campus murders represent less than 1 percent of homicides nationally. "The fact is that colleges and universities may be safer than our own homes," says Dr. James C. Turner, Executive Director of the National Social Norms...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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