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magazine names

In campus publications set the names of magazines in italics: Newsweek.

Lowercase "magazine" unless it is part of the formal title: Harper's Magazine; Time magazine.

magna cum laude
"With great distinction"; italicize and lowercase.

majors
Do not capitalize.

MEC2

Acronym for the "Multi Ethnic and Cross Cultural Programs" (formerly the Multicultural Center). Always use the official name on first reference. On second reference in informal publications, MEC2 may be used if the meaning will be clear to readers. If you intend to use the acronym on second reference, let readers know this by setting it off in parentheses directly after the first official reference.

more than, over

These words are not interchangeable. Do not use "over" unless you are referring to a spatial relationship: Her plane flew over Belknap Campus on her way home. "More than" should be used when referring to figures and amounts: The number of students taking his class rose to more than 200 after the article appeared.

multi

In general, no hyphen when used as a prefix: multicultural.

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