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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. “Strong equity markets drove endowment returns, but the portfolio benefited particularly from excellent performance within private asset classes,” Pamela Peedin, an alumnus …

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. And not until this summer, when school boosters, the town Recreation Department and the Upper …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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River Valley Community College to Present Award to Hypertherm Exec

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Claremont — For her years of support of efforts to train and employ graduates of River Valley Community College in Claremont, and to generally widen access to job training, the school will confer its Walter R. Peterson Award on Hypertherm’s Barbara Couch. Couch, Hypertherm’s vice president of corporate …

Respected Vermont Law School Professor Dies

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Royalton — The community at Vermont Law School is mourning the death of professor Cheryl Hanna, an expert in constitutional law familiar to many from her frequent media appearances, where she worked to explain how law impacted …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor …

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Gets Interim Dean

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lebanon — A biochemical researcher without a medical degree has been tapped to serve as interim dean of Dartmouth’s financially troubled Geisel School of Medicine during a transition that a college spokeswoman said was expected to take “a …

Claremont Fills School Board; Heated Discussion Amongst Members

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Claremont — Andrew O’Hearne, a Claremont police officer and Democratic state rep, was chosen to replace Kristin Kenniston on the School Board in a 5-1 vote Wednesday night after a heated discussion that lasted more than an hour. Board members Richard Madigan and Becky Ferland switched their votes …

N.H. Dept. of Labor Investigates Unity School Site Workers

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Unity — The state Department of Labor Commissioner James Craig said Tuesday they are continuing the investigation into the possibility that undocumented workers from Mexico were employed by a subcontractor at the construction site for the new Unity Elementary School. “We were up there Friday but I have …

Dartmouth Sexual Assault Summit Calls for Action

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hanover — Federal officials on Tuesday called for colleges to meet a higher standard in combating sexual violence during sessions of the National Summit on Sexual Assault hosted by Dartmouth College. “If we get this right at this moment in time we will have a cohort of students …

Stopping Campus Sex Assaults

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hanover — A leading researcher on sexual violence on Monday said that Dartmouth College, in its National Summit on Sexual Assault, had initiated an uncomfortable but necessary conversation. “The activists who are shaking their fists at you are …

Dartmouth to Offer Native American Studies in N.M.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College, originally intended by founder Eleazar Wheelock to educate Native Americans, will offer an off-campus program through its Department of Native American Studies for the first time in its history. The Santa Fe, N.M., program, …

Cornish to Hear Revised Policies

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornish — A group of about 35 townspeople who gathered Thursday night informally agreed that former town moderator Peter Burling should present the School Board with a revised policy on public participation at board meetings that he had written as an alternative to one being considered by the …