Schools

Colby-Sawyer President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. (Courtesy photograph)

Colby-Sawyer College President Plans to Step Down in June

Friday, September 4, 2015

New London — Colby-Sawyer College will launch a search for a new president after incumbent Thomas C. Galligan Jr. announced that he will step down at the end of June. “I’ve had a wonderful nine years, and I’m sure I’ll have a busy and wonderful tenth,” the 60-year-old Galligan said in a news release from the college. “The whole time I’ve been at Colby-Sawyer, one of my themes is that change is good, and it’s inevitable. You have to live your message, and the institution, as always, will benefit from fresh ideas.” Galligan, Colby-Sawyer’s eighth president, announced his plans, which coincide with the end of …

Claremont School Board Objects to Union’s Cease and Desist Order

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Claremont — The School Board has filed an objection to a “cease and desist” order sought by the Sugar River Education Association on the new Stevens High School class schedule. The board argues that an arbitrator’s June decision that the new schedule violates the collective bargaining agreement is unenforceable because, under state law, schedule changes are strictly the purview of the School Board …

Merge With Dresden Still An Option

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hanover — In response to Vermont’s new school consolidation law, administrators and School Board members in Hanover and Norwich continue to consider the possibility of mergers with nearby districts and within the Dresden School District itself. A new opinion from Dresden’s attorney indicates that voters in the two towns could approve an intra-district consolidation as soon as March, provided both the Hanover and …

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 …

Dartmouth Dashes Frat’s Housing Plan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hanover — After cutting ties with Alpha Delta Fraternity over revelations members burned brands into their skin, Dartmouth College administrators have announced they are barring students from residing in unrecognized Greek-letter facilities, a move that may put an end to fraternity members’ fight to continue living in their …

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 …