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2008-09-22 03:00:25

By Moritz, Gwen LAST MONTH, JIM PURCELL, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, delivered the bad news: Despite significant improvement in the rate at which high school graduates who enroll in college - very nearly the national average, in fact - the percentage of Arkansas residents with college degrees is on the decline.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.