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Marrakech

(Encyclopedia) Marrakech or Marrakeshboth: märä´ksh, m–, city (1994 pop. 672,478), W central Morocco. The city, renowned for leather goods, is one of the principal commercial centers of Morocco and…

Oporto

(Encyclopedia) Oporto oopôr´t, Port. Pôrto, city (1991 pop. 310,600), capital of Porto dist. and Douro Litoral, NW Portugal, near the mouth of the Douro River. It is Portugal's second largest…

The Gap Year

A growing trend among American students by Elizabeth Olson Related Links Bad Advice for New Graduates Cost of Higher Education Distinctive Destinations for…

Timeline of Affirmative Action Milestones

Learn about the major milestones in the history of affirmative action. 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s March 6, 1961 Executive Order 10925 makes the first reference to "affirmative action"…

LSSU's Banished Words of the Year

Every year since 1976, Lake Superior State University has released a “List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness” on New Year's Day. While the…

The Supreme Court and Equal Rights

  The Constitution describes equal rights only in general terms. The courts, especially the Supreme Court, have had to decide how these consitutional guarantees apply to specific situations. Some…

France Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note France Index: People History Political Conditions Foreign Relations U.S.-French Relations PEOPLESince prehistoric times, France has been a crossroads of…

Greece Department of State Background

U.S. Department of State Background Note Greece Index: People History Government and Political Conditions Economy Foreign Relations U.S.-Greece Relations PEOPLE Greece was inhabited as…