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Dartmouth College Has $4.5 Billion Endowment

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanover — The value of the endowment accumulated through decades of donations and investments at Dartmouth College reached $4.5 billion on June 30, after a fiscal year in which $778 million in investment gains and $146 million in gifts and transfers more than offset $189 million in spending. “Strong equity markets drove endowment returns, but the portfolio benefited particularly from excellent performance within private asset classes,” Pamela Peedin, an alumnus …

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. And not until this summer, when school boosters, the town Recreation Department and the Upper …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this …

Crime Website Focuses on Safety

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hanover — As the U.S. Department of Education continues its investigation into Dartmouth College’s reporting of on-campus crime and compliance with the Clery Act, one of the students who originally brought the federal complaint says that the college still has room for improvement. The student, Guillermo Rojas, created …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Writing Prompts for Students

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Claremont School Day Lengthened

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday night to add 20 minutes to the school day at Stevens High School to make up for 10 days lost to the ongoing renovation. While the longer day was the ideal choice for parents surveyed, it presents some logistical challenges …

Cardigan Mountain Teacher Goes to Camp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canaan — Cardigan Mountain School science department Chairman David Auerbach spent part of late July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., mentoring middle school teachers of science and math who were undergoing NASA-astronaut-style exercises such as simulated flight of high-performance jets, practice scenarios for …

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 …

Unity Elementary School Delays Opening

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unity — The School Board decided Tuesday night to delay the opening of the new elementary school to Monday, Sept. 8, which is four school days later than planned. Principal Chip Baldwin said Tuesday night that a few parents told the board they wanted the school to be …