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Dan Rockmore, a professor ot mathematics and computational science at Dartmouth College, is promoting a test of computer creativity. He and colleagues are seeking computer-generated poems, stories and music, to see if software can imitate human creators. (Eli Burakian photograph)

Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hanover — What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn’t hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute at Dartmouth College, enjoys spinning classes, workouts that take place on stationary bikes with pumping music and the shouted encouragement of a spin instructor. One day, during a …

Cornish to Combine K, Pre-K

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cornish — The School Board during an emergency meeting Monday night voted to open half-day kindergarten to pre-K students to boost the program’s enrollment after two families with kindergarten-aged students left the district in recent days. The departures, including one family who switched the affiliation of their home on the Plainfield-Cornish town line in order to send their children to Plainfield Elementary School, …

Dartmouth Expert Cheers Release of Seuss Book

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Donald Pease, a veteran English professor at Dartmouth College, this year’s discovery of a new book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, the 1925 Dartmouth alumnus better known as “Dr. Seuss,” is a welcome chance to make more of the late author’s work available to his original audience: children. Since Geisel’s death in 1991, …

Mascoma Third Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The following students were on the third-quarter honor roll at Mascoma Valley Regional High School: Highest Honors Grade 12: Shayna Levesque, Olivia Powers, Arianna Carter, Karina Zawlinski Grade 11: Ching Wing Cheng, Tristan Williams, Rachel Kahn Grade 10: Amy Labrecque, Evan Peck, Courtney Grover, Kylie Sumner, Maia Zawlinski, …

Hartford High Honor Roll

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The following students were on the third-quarter honor roll at Hartford High School: Grade 9 Maximum Honors: Havailah Arnold, Brianna Aubrey, Hannah Ballou, Alexandria Bartlett, Kylee Beaucage, Elise Boyle, Olivia DeFelice, Madison Druge, Tyler Eldredge, Malachy Flynn, Grace Furlong, Benjamin Healy, Madelyn Koff, John MacElman, Patrick McGlone, Lauren …

Jim Kenyon: Hanover High School’s ‘Super Senior’

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The colleges that students from Hanover High School’s Class of 2015 will attend include the usual abundance of academic heavyweights. In looking over the list, I counted 10 students who were bound for Ivy League schools, four more headed to Middlebury College and another to Stanford. Rachel Fried …

Hanover Schools Project Deficit

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — The Hanover school district is contending with a large deficit in the fiscal year 2015 budget ending June 30, largely stemming from an unforeseen rise in special education costs. The bulk of the projected $633,670 deficit comes from special education spending — including unanticipated out-of-district placements …

Gift That Keeps on Giving: Man Donates Norwich Farm to Vermont Technical College

Friday, June 19, 2015

Norwich — Vermont Technical College has announced that it plans to convert Norwich Farms, whose owner is donating the Turnpike Road property to the Randolph-based college, to a working dairy farm that will begin residential training programs for …

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Granite State College Concord — Here are the Upper Valley residents who graduated from Granite State College at its June 7 ceremony in Gilford, N.H.: Shaun Frazee, Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Science, Canaan; Martha Zabielski, Associate in Science, Business, Charlestown; Melissa Norton, Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Charlestown; …

Learning on the Move: Adult Education Agency Forced to Find a New Home

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

If it takes a village to raise a child, what does it take to replace, on short notice, a center where grown-ups can study and network and otherwise sharpen their skills while jump-starting their educations? In the case …

Dartmouth Accepts $20 Million Dollar Gift

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hanover — In addition to the election of three new trustees, Dartmouth College has recently announced the reception of a $20 million gift from Etna philanthropist Dorothy Byrne that will finance an academic cluster focused on mathematics. Given in honor of Byrne’s late husband Jack Byrne, the donation …

SoRo Grads Celebrate the Journey

Sunday, June 14, 2015

South Royalton — As longtime chemistry teacher Evan Ellerson approached the lectern on the South Royalton green Saturday morning, he apologized to the crowd for turning his back on them, but said he wanted to face the high …

Kearsarge Regional High Grads Urged to Find Their Purpose

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sutton, N.H. — From the traditional musical selections at the start, including God Bless America sung by kindergartners, to the burst of fireworks at the end, the Kearsarge Regional High School community recognized and applauded the achievements of …