Schools

WISE to Open Dartmouth Office

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has reached an agreement with WISE, the Upper Valley nonprofit that provides crisis counseling and other services, to place an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. Beginning this summer, a crisis center will be staffed by a full-time WISE employee who will serve as a liaison between the nonprofit’s main office in Lebanon and the college community. Among many responsibilities, the …

Couple Gifts $21M to Dartmouth

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has received a $21 million gift from an alumnus and his wife, adding to the couple’s endowment for international scholars engaged in entrepreneurship and public service in their homelands. Robert E. King, a Silicon Valley financier and a member of the class of 1957, and his wife, Dorothy J. …

Hartland Elementary School Reconsiders Nightly Homework

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In the homestretch to graduation from Hartland Elementary School, eighth-grader Anna Morse still shivers at the memory of hitting the after-school wall. “In fifth and sixth grade is when homework cut into my personal life the most,” the Hanover High School-bound Morse recalled recently. “I felt pressured most of the time and often …

Dartmouth College Details Compensation

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hanover — The 2013 compensation packages of nine Dartmouth College administrators and professors each exceeded $600,000, according to the college’s most recent tax return. Pamela Peedin, the Boston-based chief investment officer who oversees the college’s $4.47 billion endowment, was once again the institution’s highest paid employee. Her $473,000 …

Young Writers’ Thoughts Turn to Spring, and to Scars That Run Deep

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

Vermont Law School Holds 40th Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Above: Dean Shirley Jefferson, left, and Dean Melissa Scanlan, right, place hoods for the juris doctor and master’s of environmental law and policy degrees on Adam Schmelkin during Vermont Law School’s 40th commencement on the South Royalton green …

Young Writers Project: Where a Child Can Feel Truly Safe

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Mock Accident in Thetford

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Every four years, the Thetford Fire Department demonstrates a mock car accident at Thetford Academy, in an effort to make students aware of the consequences of impaired and distracted driving. The demonstration in these photographs by Jennifer Hauck, …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …

Dartmouth College Students Petition for Professor

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hanover — Nearly 800 students at Dartmouth College have signed a petition that demands the reinstatement of a chemistry lecturer whose teaching and lab supervisory positions are disappearing as her department moves toward employing more tenure-track faculty. The …

Dancing to the Tune of Tradition: Girls Gather for Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Showtime was 7:30 p.m., but by 6:45, a standing-room only crowd filled the Riverside Middle School gym, awaiting the start of the Apple Blossom Cotillion. Audience members, many clasping bouquets for the contestants, sat hip …

Unified Prom Called ‘Amazing’

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hanover — A unified prom, themed “Under the Sea,” was held last weekend at Hanover High S chool. The prom, supported by the Byrne Foundation, brought together about 40 Hanover and Hartford high school students with and without …

Colby-Sawyer Graduates: Be Mystical

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New London — Tales of rock and roll, mythical creatures and sentimental inspiration prevailed at Colby-Sawyer College’s commencement ceremony early yesterday afternoon. Before 312 students crossed the outdoor stage, faculty and students told stories to the soon-to-be graduates …