Schools

Orthodox Dartmouth Students Demand Stricter Kosher Fare

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hanover — Students at Dartmouth College are petitioning administrators to institute a higher standard of kosher dining, arguing the college’s current methods of food preparation don’t meet widely held standards in the Orthodox Jewish community. A small group of Orthodox students say their religious dietary restrictions essentially prevent them from eating at Dartmouth, even though the school has a designated kosher cafeteria. They worry that because of “leniencies” on the …

Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the new schedule. The seven-page complaint to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board claims the board …

Lebanon Grad Presents at CRREL

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Heather Selmer, left, discusses “Advancement to Autonomous Rovers” with Loren Wehmeyer, who heads the research and engineering division for the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, during the lab’s 2015 Research Symposium in Hanover on Aug. 13. Selmer, a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Lebanon High School graduate, was …

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 …

Dartmouth Wants Zoning Exception

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanover — As part of its plan to create a residential house system similar to Harvard’s or Yale’s, Dartmouth College tonight is asking the town for a special zoning exception to build a single-family home next to the …

One-Third of Vt. Schools Ready for Pre-K

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Montpelier — A third of Vermont school districts are on track to launch universal pre-kindergarten programs in the next school year. Melissa Riegel-Garrett, pre-K coordinator for the state Agency of Education, told the Vermont Child Poverty Council on Tuesday that some school districts are poised to implement universal …

Dartmouth Sets Donation Record

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College has announced a record year in donations from alumni and other sources, with a total of more than $49 million in gifts to the college annual fund. The annual funds of two professional schools have posted all-time highs as well, according to a college …

Lebanon High School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The following students met the requirements for inclusion on Lebanon High School’s honor roll for the third quarter of the last academic year: Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Edward Bieszczad, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Luc Gauvin, Tyson Goracke, Fiona Greenough, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia …

Claremont Schools May Lease House

Friday, July 17, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has voted to have the administration explore the possibility of leasing a vacant house across the street from Stevens High School for the purpose of educating some students who have been placed in out-of -district educational facilities at a considerable cost. The property …

Windsor Southeast Districts Consider New Arrangement

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Windsor — In an effort to make the best of a new state education law, the four school districts that make up the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union are exploring plans to form a new entity: the Mount Ascutney School District. As they gear up for a series of …

Dartmouth Professor’s Smartphone App Can Predict GPA

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hanover — “My phone knows we’re in a conversation,” Andrew Campbell, a computer science professor at Dartmouth College, said one morning last week in his office. “It doesn’t know you, but it knows I’m in a conversation right …

Tuition Is Going Up In N.H.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Concord — After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and also cut spending to make up the difference. …

Dartmouth to Replace Moosilauke Lodge

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College is making plans to replace the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge, the rustic log cabin in Warren, N.H., that occupies a special place in the hearts of many alumni, some of whom are protesting the college’s …