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.
The holiest plant of the Christmas season may be a raggedy shrub with peeling bark that seems to grow best in a dusty backyard in Tempe, Ariz. This is Boswellia sacra, better known as the frankincense tree. The shrub’s gum resin is one of the three biblical gifts that the wise men bestowed on the infant Jesus. Until recently, Americans who wished to cultivate their… ... more