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Dartmouth President Gets Mixed Review

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — Students and alumni welcomed Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon’s call for reform and condemnation of “harmful behaviors,” but others questioned whether a committee will be able to solve problems on campus that some consider intractable. Hanlon addressed a hand-picked audience of students and faculty members on Wednesday during an unusual “presidential summit,” where he said Dartmouth’s reputation is being “hijacked” and made bold declarations. “It’s time for Dartmouth …

Tuition to Drop At N.H. Colleges

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Classes at New Hampshire’s seven community colleges will be a little less expensive next year. Following through on a promise he made last year, Chancellor Ross Gittell and Trustee Chairman Paul Holloway announced yesterday that an increase in state funding allowed the Community College System of New Hampshire to reduce tuition by 5 percent. “We committed to the governor and Legislature that investing …

Dartmouth President Vows to Clean Up Campus Social Scene

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Wednesday night held an unusual “presidential summit” with student leaders, faculty and selected alumni in a bid to change a culture on campus he said is tarring the Ivy League school’s image and future. “We can no longer allow this college to be held back by the few who wrongly hide harmful behaviors behind the illusion of …

Diagnosing ‘Strange Spells’

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dear Dr. Roach: I have been having weird spells for about six months. They occur only occasionally and last a couple of days and nights. They awaken me out of sleep and are a little frightening. It starts with a burning sensation on the right side of my …

A Home for Students Who Served: Group Looks to Buy House For Vets Who Attend Dartmouth

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hanover — Military veterans could choose to live with former comrades-in-arms while attending Dartmouth College under a nonprofit group’s plan to buy a house for them to rent less than a mile from campus. With an anonymous pledge …

Pruning, Grafting Demonstration Is April 19

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Haverhill — A demonstration of blueberry pruning and apple grafting techniques is set for April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Windy Ridge Orchard, 1775 Benton Road, Route 116, North Haverhill. Bill Lord, formerly a fruit specialist with University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, will lead …

Vermont Technical College to Host ‘Try a Major Day’

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Randolph Center, Vt. — Vermont Technical College will host “Try a Major Day” for high school sophomores and juniors April 18 on its Randolph Center and Williston campuses. The VTC academic programs taking part in the event include aviation, diversified agriculture, engineering technology, IT and computer science, nursing …

Dartmouth Accepts About 11% of Applicants for Class ’18

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College announced this week that it offered acceptance letters to 2,220 of the nearly 19,300 students who applied to attend the Ivy League institution starting this fall. In a news release on Friday, the college said that its admissions office notified the accepted students — …

VLS: No Plan for Merger; Buxton Quit UVM Board Over Possibility

Friday, March 28, 2014

South Royalton — When state Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, announced she had stepped down from the University of Vermont’s board of trustees, she said her decision was intended to avoid a potential conflict of interest between her duties …

Accentuate the Positive: Bethel Educators Say a Behavior Program Has Made a Difference

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

As Bethel Elementary School teacher Karol Delia walked among her fifth- and sixth-grade class in the school’s computer lab, she carried a small pad of yellow paper . The yellow pad isn’t for making notes. Each page bears …

Young Writers Describe a Disaster

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with audiences through the Newspaper Series (and youngwritersproject.org) and the Schools Project (ywpschools.net). YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power and value …

Local ‘Mathletes’ Place in Contest

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Lebanon — Several local teams and individual “mathletes” were among the top scorers in a statewide math competition earlier this month in Plymouth, N.H. About 100 students competed in New Hampshire’s Mathcounts state competition. Teams from Richmond Middle School and Lyme School placed fifth and sixth, respectively. In …

Volunteers, Baked Goods Are Needed

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hartford — Hartford Project Graduation is seeking donations of baked goods and bottled water to sell during intermission at the Pizzazz talent show on April 3 and 4 at Hartford High School. Project Graduation is also in need of volunteers to help sell the items during intermission on …