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2014-09-15 08:26:23

Best Value Schools has launched its newest article for ranking the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates by their overall return on investment PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new article, the educational website Best Value Schools has ranked the top 25 colleges with high freshman retention rates that offer students an excellent return on their investment for the greatest value in higher education. "25 Colleges with High Freshman Retention Rates Ranked...

2014-08-25 08:24:58

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independent college rankings and review website College Choice (http://www.collegechoice.net) has published a ranking of the fifty U.S. colleges and universities with the happiest first-year students. Based primarily on the percentage of freshmen who return for their sophomore year, the ranking puts Yale University at the top of the list, followed by the University of Chicago and Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, California....

2014-08-12 08:27:02

WATERVILLE, Maine, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off of their best season in ten years, Colby College field hockey is looking to take the next step. And when the Mules take the pitch this fall, they will be stepping onto a brand new playing surface from AstroTurf®, the originators of the synthetic turf industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140811/135175 The new pitch at Bill Alfond Field features the AstroTurf 12 product, a premium knitted nylon system engineered...

2013-05-28 23:26:09

A recent Tufts University study showed Food for the Hungry´s child health and nutrition work in Bolivia is impacting lives years after the program´s conclusion. Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 A recent Tufts University study showed Food for the Hungry´s (FH) child health and nutrition work in Bolivia is impacting lives, years after the program´s conclusion. Stunting among children in Potosi and Cochabamba areas of Bolivia decreased 25 percent during the life of this...

2011-08-10 20:47:16

Pilot study's results published in veterinary school white paper Second graders who read aloud to a canine over the summer seem to maintain their reading skills during the dog days of summer, according to a pilot study published today by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. In the study, published in a whitepaper on the school's website, second-grade students with a range of reading aptitudes and attitudes toward reading were paired with dogs"”or...

2011-05-26 06:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tufts Health Plan recently received two Web Health Awards, which honor the nation's best electronic health programs and web-based tools for consumers. KeepingYouHealthy.com was awarded Gold recognition in the Social Network category and Merit recognition in the Microsite category. KeepingYouHealthy.com is a website offering Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents an array of resources for healthy living. In addition to highlighting local...

2011-05-13 07:00:00

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy (MMLA) in partnership with Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., will soon open its new Italian Academy, a full immersion Italian residency program for middle and high school students this summer. The program, taking place this summer from June 26 to July 23, will offer a unique study abroad alternative for students interested in learning more about the Italian language and culture in an engaging...


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.'