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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 …

Lebanon Board Denies Tuition Waiver for Boy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lebanon — A third-grader at Hanover Street School will attend his last class there on Friday, unless his father, who lives in Windsor and recently gained legal custody, pays tuition covering the rest of the 2013-2014 academic year. On Wednesday night, the School Board let stand, without discussion, …

Into the Woods: On Fridays, Ottauquechee Kindergarteners Take Class Outside

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

At 9 on Friday morning, teacher Eliza Minucci asked her class a question that isn’t often heard in kindergarten classrooms: “What do you think we’ll notice out in the woods today?” The 17 children sat in a ring, …

Writers List Their Top Five

Tuesday, April 8, 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 foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power and value …

At Oxbow, Top Choice Gets Nixed

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow School Board has dropped its bid to hire a candidate for high school principal who was embroiled in controversy surrounding reporting abuse allegations. Officials said the board decided in executive session Thursday night to “reluctantly not pursue” the candidacy of Noah Noyes for …

Budget Shortfall At VTC Is $2.5M

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College is looking at a budget shortfall of $2.5 million. The financial bombshell was dropped Thursday during the monthly meeting of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees by Dan Smith, who at the meeting was appointed interim president for VTC. Smith pointed to …

Skip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dressed as jesters, Mount Lebanon Elementary School fourth-graders, from left, Lilly Zarr, Kenzie Leuthauser and Emily Devers bound down the street to the Kilton Library in West Lebanon on Friday. Students were walking to the library for their …

Superintendent’s Charges Dropped

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Superintendent Martha Tucker is no longer facing criminal charges. Judge Robert Bent dismissed misdemeanor charges against Tucker for neglect of duty by a public officer and failure to report an allegation of child abuse, following a two-hour hearing in Caledonia …

Lebanon School Chief to Step Down at End of Academic Year

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lebanon — The superintendent of the Lebanon public school system will resign at the end of the school year in June. Gail E. Paludi, who replaced Mike Harris in 2010 and oversaw the completion of the $25 million …

Finalists Named in Stevens Search

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Claremont — The field of candidates to replace Frank Sprague as principal at Stevens High School has been narrowed to two. Patricia Barry, with the Hillsboro-Deering School District, and Jennifer Prileson with Indian River School in Canaan, will visit the school and community over the next two weeks, …

Students Confront President: Change Demanded At Dartmouth College

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hanover — More than 30 students occupied Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s office on Tuesday afternoon, demanding a more detailed response on a student proposal to “eradicate systems of oppression” on campus. Senior Jillian Mayer said students delivered …