A Student of History

June 22, 2007

Latin is still dead

Filed under: The Academy,The past that is still with us — John Maass @ 3:58 pm

The University of Ottawa had ended a tradition of allowing students to request that their diplomas be in Latin (over the more popular options of English or French), The Ottawa Citizen reported. Relatively few students would picking Latin and the university was having difficulty coming up with Latin equivalents for some words, such as “software” and “genomics.”

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