Fall enrollment at all COCC campuses is expected to be around 6,800 credited students — students who are seeking college credit — according to COCC spokesman Ron Paradis. Official enrollment numbers will be counted in the fourth week of the fall term. Although enrollment peaked in fall 2011 when 7,286 students attended, this year’s enrollment will be well above, for example, fall 2006’s enrollment of 4,371.
Q: Why do some vegetables, such as cooked diced carrots, spark when I reheat them in the microwave?A: Microwaves work by sending out electromagnetic waves that vibrate the water, fat and sugar molecules in food, creating heat. The microwave generates an electric field, but the intensity of the electricity varies throughout the microwave. When you cut a carrot into small pieces and heat them in… ... more