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Dia Draper, associate director for strategic initiatives at the Tuck School of Business, greets civil rights leader and educator Julian Bond as he arrives at a luncheon for a select group of students and faculty at the Hanover Inn Thursday, October 30, 2014. Draper first met Bond while organizing panel discussions as a student at the University of Virginia where he is a professor of history.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Visits Dartmouth

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hanover — In the eyes of Julian Bond, icon of the American civil rights movement, our education on social justice in the 1960s shouldn’t consist of only four words — “I have a dream” — and two people, Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. “Neither those words nor those people are the entirety of the civil rights movement,” Bond …

Hartford Debates Track Proposal

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hartford — Less than a week before a proposed $3.5 million bond for athletic field improvements at Hartford High School goes to voters, the issue was hotly debated during a public hearing held at the school Wednesday night. Of about 40 attendees, about a dozen members of the public spoke in support of the bond, and two spoke against. If passed, School Board …

A Path for Every Student

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hanover — Kelsey Smith already was serving in student government at Hanover High School. Playing the saxophone. Distance-running for the girls cross-country and track-and-field teams. Agonizing over which Advanced Placement courses to take, and from which teachers to ask for letters of recommendation, in the scramble to catch the eyes of admissions officers …

All That Jazz

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Above: Musician John Clayton, of Los Angeles, uses a bass to explain the importance of feeling and sound during a workshop at Mascoma Valley High School in Canaan that Clayton and his brother Jeff Clayton hosted last week. …

Dartmouth’s Panarchy Crowdfunds for House

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hanover — Panarchy, an alternative undergraduate society at Dartmouth College, has launched an Internet crowdfunding campaign to renovate and reopen its house on School Street, which the fire department closed in June, citing code violations. Now, thanks to …

Dartmouth Teacher Makes Health App

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hanover — “I should have failed those students,” said Andrew Campbell, a Dartmouth College computer science professor whose latest innovation could help people avoid mental health problems. Fit and bespectacled with a strong British accent, Campbell is a …

Sketching on the Sidewalks

Friday, September 26, 2014

South Royalton School sophomore Kyle Duddie, left, and Sharon Academy senior Charlotte Atkinson work on a drawing during the first Chalk and Chowder Festival on the South Royalton green Thursday. Held in conjunction with the weekly farmers’ market …

School Notes: Ledyard Charter School’s New Leadership

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lebanon — Between trips toting furniture to the Ledyard Charter School’s new digs on the third floor of the Whipple Block one day this past summer, John Higgins indulged in some people watching on and around the mall …

Tunbridge Fourth-Graders Describe Their Treasures

Tuesday, September 23, 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 websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Dartmouth Wants Students’ Help in Reforming Greek Life

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hanover — Reform is brewing at Dartmouth College, where senior administrators met with Greek leaders earlier this week to weigh possible measures to curb high-risk behavior at the college, such as a campus-wide ban on hard alcohol and the elimination of pledge terms. Among those representing the college …

Welcome Aboard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire, left, embraces Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, 10th president of River Valley Community College, before he invests her with the medallion of office and the wooden mace at Harvey-Smith’s …

King Arthur Cafe Here to Stay

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — King Arthur Flour will keep its cafe in Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library after all, company officials said, after a mix-up earlier this summer over the bakery’s menu options at its Hanover location. As part of a …

Dartmouth College Has $4.5 Billion Endowment

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hanover — The value of the endowment accumulated through decades of donations and investments at Dartmouth College reached $4.5 billion on June 30, after a fiscal year in which $778 million in investment gains and $146 million in gifts and transfers more than offset $189 million in spending. …