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Dartmouth Receives Cystic Fibrosis Grant

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hanover — A grant secured by medical researchers at Dartmouth College will fund new treatments for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. Dartmouth College last month announced a $30 million gift allowing the formation of three new academic research groups, or clusters, rounding out a planned set of 10. One of those clusters, encompassing an existing group of 24 faculty and more than …

VTC Recruiting Women

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

During the four years she studied electromechanical engineering at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Desiree Cerretani found a lot more sisterhood on the soccer field than in the classroom. “In my major, there were two other women in the class behind me,” Cerretani recalled in a telephone interview last week. “And there were maybe a couple in the class behind them.” All …

Young Writers Ask Their Readers to Look a Little More Closely

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with 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 Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the power …

Class Emulates Eminent Poet

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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 …

App Has Swept Through Nation’s Schools This Fall

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in. The After School app has exploded in popularity this school year …

Fresh Air and Funding: Hartland Preschool Takes Learning Outside, Receives Grant 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of late fall is deterring the preschoolers who attend afternoon sessions at the Hartland Cooperative Nursery School from their appointed rounds on Fridays. The school is in its first year of Outdoor …

What Would You Pack in a Small Box for a Move Far Away?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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 Mourns Beloved Professor

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hanover — John Rassias, a dynamic teacher of language who created an instructional method used at Dartmouth College and beyond, died early Wednesday morning at home in Norwich. He was 90. His linguistic prowess and love for theater …

Honoring A Donor: Thetford Academy Graduate’s Gifts Celebrated

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thetford — By her senior year at Thetford Academy, Marley Sirjane knew two things for sure. First, she wanted to spend her working life helping people in medical need. Second, should she not live long enough to carry …

Students Write Tales of Winter Snow and Ice

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit based in Burlington that engages 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, cowbird.com and more. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Big Help From Small Hands: Enfield Student Takes Charge of Thanksgiving Donations

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fifth-grader Kaylee Felix put the giving into Thanksgiving at Indian River School this fall. Shortly after classes began at the middle school of the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, the 10-year-old graduate of Enfield Village School learned about …

Students Write About Confronting Ghosts in Their Daily Lives

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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. …

Hanlon Addresses Library Protest

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon, in a community-wide email Monday, condemned reports of aggressive tactics during a Black Lives Matter protest earlier this month, calling that behavior “antithetical” to the college’s values. As a crowd of students marched through Baker-Berry Library to protest social injustice on …