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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 …

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. …

Tunbridge Fifth-Grader Writes About His Confidence Showing Cattle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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‘When Everything Is Possible’: Dartmouth Hosts Convocation for Class of 2018

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College welcomed its newest students, the Class of 2018, at its 245th convocation Monday afternoon with remarks from Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon, Provost Carol Dever and Student Assembly President Casey Dennis. Though the college this …

Crime Website Focuses on Safety

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hanover — As the U.S. Department of Education continues its investigation into Dartmouth College’s reporting of on-campus crime and compliance with the Clery Act, one of the students who originally brought the federal complaint says that the college still has room for improvement. The student, Guillermo Rojas, created …

Steven Sotloff Journalism Scholarship Planned at KUA

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meriden — In the months before his death, as he was held captive by Islamic State fighters in the Middle East, American journalist Steven Sotloff had a letter smuggled out of captivity to his family in Florida. He …

Writing Prompts for Students

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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Claremont School Day Lengthened

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — The School Board voted 6-0 Wednesday night to add 20 minutes to the school day at Stevens High School to make up for 10 days lost to the ongoing renovation. While the longer day was the ideal choice for parents surveyed, it presents some logistical challenges …

Cardigan Mountain Teacher Goes to Camp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canaan — Cardigan Mountain School science department Chairman David Auerbach spent part of late July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., mentoring middle school teachers of science and math who were undergoing NASA-astronaut-style exercises such as simulated flight of high-performance jets, practice scenarios for …

New School, New Challenge: Zimbabwean Student’s Journey Continues at Middlebury 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message …