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After his speech,  Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon and his wife Gail Gentes  speak to student Frank Cunningham, a member of the steering committee that shaped the new initiatives Hanlon has put forward in a speech on Jan. 29, 2015 in Hanover, N.H.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Dartmouth’s Road to Reform: No Hard Alcohol Among New Policies

Friday, January 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon on Thursday announced a wide range of policy reforms intended to curb high-risk behavior and improve academics and residential life on campus, including a ban on hard alcohol and a mandatory four-year education program on sexual violence. The extensive list of new policies calls for a residential college system similar to those at …

Newport May See Revenue Shortfall

Friday, January 30, 2015

Newport — Finances could get worse for taxpayers after the Lempster School Board voted Thursday night to enter into a tuition agreement with the Fall Mountain Regional School District. That could mean 14 Lempster students would attend Fall Mountain next school year, potentially creating a $200,000 revenue shortfall in Newport. Lempster School Board Chairman Jim Grenier said Thursday night that the agreement has …

U.S. Adviser Gives Insight On Iran Talks

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hanover — A key member of the United States delegation on the Iran nuclear negotiations expressed tempered optimism Wednesday about a possible deal despite a tight current deadline for action and formidable obstacles in both Washington and Tehran. Jake Sullivan, former Director of Policy Planning in the U.S. State Department under Secretary of …

Lebanon High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Jaret Armstrong, Benjamin Ask, Edward Bieszczad, Hunter Boutin, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Matthew Eylander, Tyson Goracke, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia Hampton, Shelby Hanks, Alexander Hill, Madison Hunt, Samantha Jones, Sachin Kamath, Fatima Khan, Sabrina Lawrence, Quinn LeCain, Zoe Liebold, …

Windsor High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

High Honors 7th Grade: Angelina Bigwood, Maxwell Clifford, Morgan Coffran, Dylan DeSchamp, Ryan Ducharme, Haley Fortin, Asa Gadis, Aria Kelly, Andrew Kelly-Jacobs, Austyn Larson, Madison McCorkle, Justin McKenrick, Caleb Meagher, Lillian Merriam, Alexianna Merrill, Harrison Morse, Olivia Rockwood, Elizabeth Wilson. 8th Grade: Joshua Gaudette, Margaret Gilman, Ryland Richardson, …

School Notes: Bigger Stages; Hanover Cellist Prepares for National Contest

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

While Justin Zhou found his way into music through the piano at the age of 3, the instrument never really spoke to him. “I kept on playing it for a while, but I thought the cello was more …

Crossroads Students Pen Poems in Honor Of Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and …

Jim Kenyon: School Spirits

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I’ve been hearing for the last couple of months that Dartmouth College is contemplating banning hard liquor on campus. That could be bad for business, and I don’t mean the education business. Why? For years, the college’s Centerra Marketplace in Lebanon has been home to New Hampshire Liquor …

VTC Cuts 8 From Full-Time Faculty

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Randolph — Eight full-time faculty at Vermont Technical College received layoff notices this week. The action is part of a large-scale financial reorganization that could have major implications for the school’s course offerings. Senior professors are being offered cash incentives to retire early, and up to 27 adjunct …

Stevens Weighs Schedule Switch

Friday, December 5, 2014

Claremont — A proposed change to Stevens High School’s daily schedule would reduce the length of each class, require students to take classes in the same course for an entire year, and create a 40-minute “flex” time to address individual academic needs. Currently, most students have four classes, …

Windsor Southeast Schools Champion Computer Access

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Among the more than 1,200 students enjoying easier access to the Internet at the schools of Windsor, West Windsor, Hartland and Weathersfield this academic year, Windsor High School junior Jacob Garnjost counts himself doubly fortunate. “I previously had …

Writers Tell Tales of Winter

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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 …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in …