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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 …

Haverhill Passes School Budget, Building Upgrades

Friday, March 21, 2014

Haverhill — Following some impassioned speeches on both for and against, Haverhill voters approved a school budget of $13.7 million, 66-27 Thursday evening,that includes an increase in spending of less than 1 percent over the current year. The addition of a half-time language teacher was the line item …

Rivendell District’s Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orford — In an efficient hour-long meeting, voters from the four communities of the Rivendell Interstate School District approved a budget of $9.8 million from the gym floor at Rivendell Academy on Tuesday evening. Also by voice vote, attendees said ‘yes’ to a $50,000 allocation for a capital …

Unity Residents Split on Bond to Finish School

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Unity — Mixed opinions at Tuesday night’s School Board meeting portends a divided house Saturday at the annual school meeting when residents will decide whether to approve a $2.75 million bond to finish the new K-8 elementary school. Some of the roughly 50 people at the board meeting …

At Some Schools, Mindfulness Spreads the Calm

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Los Angeles — Erica Eihl speaks in a voice that her kindergartners can hear only if they are as quiet as the church mice in children’s storybooks. And with a couple of squirrelly exceptions, they stay that quiet …

A Study in Contrasts from Young Writers

Tuesday, March 18, 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 …

Anticipating Changes in the SAT: Will It Be Better for Students?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When the College Board announced changes to the SAT earlier this month, it was widely understood as an attempt to make the test more relevant to students who take it and more useful to admissions officers who weigh …

Getting Dramatic in Cornish

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In the first photograph, Cornish Elementary students, from left, Kaitlyn Merrihew, Kylee Peck, Charlie Cloud, Chloe Thompson and Aby Panther rehearse a scene from Alice in Wonderland at the school last week. Around 40 students participated in the …

Royalton Honor Roll Announced

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

South Royalton School has announced the second-quarter honor roll. High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen …

Hartford Board Eyes Bond Revote

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hartford — The School Board did not make a decision Monday night on how to spend the roughly $1.5 million left under the joint recreation bond that voters approved during Town Meeting last year. And it might not have to. After a lengthy and occasionally intense debate between …

VTC Adds Two New Agriculture Programs

Monday, March 17, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College has added two agriculture programs through its Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. The Summer Diversified Agriculture Program and the Cold Climate Viticulture Series will be offered for the first time this spring and summer. “The Institute uses a cooperative learning model …