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Dartmouth Raises Pay 1.5%

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hanover — Non-temporary Dartmouth College staff hired on or before March 1 will receive a 1.5 percent pay raise to their base pay for the coming fiscal year, according to an announcement distributed to employees. “Present financial constraints, and the economy as a whole, have resulted in a lower increase than last year,” said the announcement, signed by Lynn Baker, the college’s interim vice president for human resources, and Richard …

Law School Gets Bond Downgrade

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moody’s Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School’s $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody’s lowered its rating for the school’s bonds from Baa2 to Ba1 this week. The downgrade drops Vermont Law School by two rating categories. TD Bank holds the bonds, which were issued by the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency. Moody’s gave …

Dartmouth President Gets Mixed Review

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — Students and alumni welcomed Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s call for reform and condemnation of “harmful behaviors,” but others questioned whether a committee will be able to solve problems on campus that some consider intractable. Hanlon addressed a hand-picked audience of students and faculty members on Wednesday during an unusual “presidential summit,” where he said Dartmouth’s reputation is being “hijacked” and …

Tuition to Drop At N.H. Colleges

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classes at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will be a little less expensive next year. Following through on a promise he made last year, Chancellor Ross Gittell and Trustee Chairman Paul Holloway announced yesterday that an increase in state funding allowed the Community College System of New Hampshire …

Dartmouth President Vows to Clean Up Campus Social Scene

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Wednesday night held an unusual “presidential summit” with student leaders, faculty and selected alumni in a bid to change a culture on campus he said is tarring the Ivy League school’s image and future. “We can no longer allow this college to …

Liftoff in 3, 2, 1 ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Siblings Scott, 6, left, Andrew, 2, and Callie Thomas, 7, labor to get their kites off the ground while playing in their backyard in White River Junction recently. “They’re still getting the hang of flying kites,” said their …

Stevens High Has New Principal

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire the Hillsboro-Deering Middle School principal as the next Stevens High School principal. It is clear, however, Patricia Barry will have her hands full with challenges given the strong criticism the board and administration came under from parents, students …

School Notes: Students From Grantham, Sunapee and Lebanon High Recognized For Service Projects

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grantham Village School’s long run of success in a series of imaginative challenges continued this year, as a pair of teams qualified for the global finals of Destination Imagination. Five teams of Grantham students, and a sixth from Lebanon High School, advanced to the state finals. Of those, …

Young Writer on the Joy of Gardening

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). YWP is supported by this newspaper and …

Anonymous Donor Pays Boy’s Tuition

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lebanon — Arriving at Hanover Street School to pick up his son Lucian on Friday, Edmund Vigneault found the third-grader with a group of friends seeing him off on what they feared was his last day at the K-4 elementary school. Then Vigneault broke the news: Earlier in …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, April 11

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vermont Law School Receives $500,000 Donation South Royalton — Vermont Law School announced a $500,000 unrestricted gift in a statement Wednesday. Because the gift was granted without restrictions, the school can put the money toward a wide range of purposes including leadership and faculty development and scholarships, the …

Lebanon Pupil Left in Lurch

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lebanon — The Windsor father of a Hanover Street School third-grader vowed to continue the push to keep the 8-year-old enrolled in Lebanon until the end of the school year, despite another setback after what had been a …

Dartmouth Announces Anonymous $100 Million Donation

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College today is announcing an anonymous $100 million donation — a record amount for the school — that is meant to fund several of the initiatives launched by first-year President Phil Hanlon. Part of the donation is being dubbed a challenge grant with a goal …