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After his speech,  Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon and his wife Gail Gentes  speak to student Frank Cunningham, a member of the steering committee that shaped the new initiatives Hanlon has put forward in a speech on Jan. 29, 2015 in Hanover, N.H.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a residential college system similar to those at …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall in Newport. Lempster School Board Chairman Jim Grenier said Thursday night that the agreement has …

U.S. Adviser Gives Insight On Iran Talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — A key member of the United States delegation on the Iran nuclear negotiations expressed tempered optimism Wednesday about a possible deal despite a tight current deadline for action and formidable obstacles in both Washington and Tehran. Jake Sullivan, former Director of Policy Planning in the U.S. State Department under Secretary of …

School of Swimmers

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Learning continues outside the classroom during school vacation. Lindsay Stender, 7, of South Royalton, left, and Ana Elizabeth Nielson, 7, of Hartford, practice swimming on their backs during holiday splash camp at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in …

Earning the Gift Of Graduation

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Haverhill — Just before Christmas, a group of inmates at the Grafton County Correctional Facility received a gift many thought they would never lay their hands on. Unwrapped, without ribbons, not redeemable for cash, their presents were small. …

Task Force: Improve Vt.’s Financial Literacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Burlington — A task force launched by Champlain College unveiled a 13-point plan earlier this month for boosting Vermonters’ understanding of personal finances. One year after the state received a D on a national report card on financial literacy in high schools, the 20-member Vermont Financial Literacy Task …

Physician Assistant Program Planned

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vermonters interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant have always had to get their training outside the state. But that may change next year, if the College of St. Joseph’s in Rutland is able to launch the state’s first graduate PA program. Physician assistants are midlevel …

Historian Highlights Early Contributors to Claremont

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claremont — Colin Sanborn has been poking around the edges and digging deep into Claremont’s past for more than 30 years. A past president and current member of the Claremont Historical Society, Sanborn, who works at the Fiske …

Giving Season for Students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plainfield — Seventh-grader Will Forman was prowling the halls of Plainfield Elementary School one day last week, asking teachers, students and visitors to buy the holiday cards that he and his classmates are making by hand to raise …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Memories on Paper: Middle School Students, Kendal Residents Share Journals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What happens when a group of seventh-graders born into the age of Twitter, Instagram and texting become pen pals with women and men born into the age of the Smith-Corona typewriter, the public pay phone and the 78 …

Students Write About What Might Await Behind a Door

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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 cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …