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2010-04-01 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a report on accommodation of athletic interests and abilities of college students under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds, including athletics, and is enforced by the Department of Education. The Department's regulatory test for compliance (widely known as the...

2008-09-09 15:00:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will be holding a briefing on Friday, September 12, 2008, to examine the reasons that talented minority students leave science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation. Among the views expected to be addressed is the "mismatch" theory. It seeks to explain the disproportion by comparing entering academic credentials of minorities with those of the...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will be holding a briefing on Friday, September 12, 2008, to examine the reasons that talented minority students leave science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation. Among the views expected to be addressed is the "mismatch" theory. It seeks to explain the disproportion by comparing entering academic credentials of minorities with those of the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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