This was a featured word when I opened up the OED this morning. It means "An item or matter debated in the schools." It seemed appropriate.
I'm Anne-Marie Deitering.
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“While many colleges offer three-year degree programs, most of them have been at public universities rather than small, private liberal arts colleges, many of which have stressed the intangible benefits of the four-year undergraduate experience”