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2008-06-20 03:00:24

By Lang, K J More than 3,000 students from area colleges were recently handed diplomas and are taking their first steps into the career world. And despite the slowing economy, those steps often lead graduates into jobs in their field of study. Area colleges collect information each year from surveys and other sources to see what their graduates go on to do after school. "It is kind of our bottom line," said Beth Dolder-Zieke, director of career services at Viterbo University. "This is a...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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