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  • While the cappa magna is not a strictly liturgical vestment, it is still a part of the prelatial choir dress, and perhaps the one that most vividly typified the prelatial dignity.

    Cappa Magna In Use Again

  • Following graduation from Harvard in 1973 with an A.B. in English, magna cum laude, and election to Phi Beta Kappa, Fong returned to California to earn his doctorate in English literature from UCLA in 1978.

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  • Shucks, Tom, it's a real pity I had to learn to write at lowly Orem High School or the barely reputable University of Utah Honors BA in English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994.

    Philocrites: The Associated Press, spun.

  • If so, and if such differences are reflected to some degree even at elite places like Harvard Law, do you think it would be meaningful if I were to do an analysis of what percentage of graduating HLS students graduate magna, that is, in the top 10% of theclass?

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  • In the past the publication has called the magna cum laude Harvard Law School graduate

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  • I have the first two books, God help me, I actually went out and bought some "magna".

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  • Nay, and did not king James II. with great ostentation as well as earnestness, often declare, that he would have a kind of magna charta, (forsooth,) or standing law for liberty of conscience, in this nation for ever?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • Now that the board dropped the traditional nomenclature for describing top students, students that reach high grade-point averages (GPAs) will be given collegiate designations, such as magna cum laude and summa cum laude -- terms that School Board member Debra Walker believes better reflect student achievement.

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  • Janie Hoy, principal of Huntington Beach High School, says graduation honors such as magna cum laude and summa cum laude will allow more students to be recognized for their academic achievement and ease competitive pressure among top students.

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  • Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively.

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  • Well, no. Actually, it's rather small at 500cc's, but I wouldn't exactly call it a mini bike. ;P It's just that vehicle makers generally try to find names that sound impressive/fast/tough/etc., so a town in Utah just seemed like an odd thing to name a bike after.

    November 4, 2007

  • So you have an enormous bike? ;-)

    November 4, 2007

  • Okay, I suppose it's probably meant to be read as "great" or "maximum" or some such thing. A bit more believable, anyhow.

    November 3, 2007

  • Magna is used as a prefix of sorts for documents like the Magna Carta. If you go to the Britanica site, you'll find a pretty large list.

    November 3, 2007

  • I suppose it could be an incredibly interesting town, though.

    November 2, 2007

  • According to Dictionary.com my bike is named after a town in Utah. A bit of a let down, really.

    November 2, 2007