Schools

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on hazing in 2012. Complaints of alcohol-related hazing this fall at Sigma Alpha Epsilon spurred the national SAE office this week to suspend the Dartmouth chapter, a move that triggered a college policy to sever ties with any fraternity that has its charter revoked by its …

School Notes: Windsor Student’s Unconventional Path Inspires Others

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After taking a couple of U-turns in his career path, Hunter Knox now aims to spend his working life in the woods and on the waterways of his native Vermont. And while pursuing an associate’s degree in environmental science at the Community College of Vermont, the 2009 graduate of Windsor High School finds …

Young Writers Project: What’s Behind a Pair of Brown Eyes?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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 Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize 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 …

Nonprofit Leader Appointed to N.H. Education Standards Board

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Page Tompkins, executive director of the Upper Valley Educators Institute, has been appointed to a three-year term on the New Hampshire Professional Standards Board. The 21-member board advises the State Board of Education on issues related …

Dartmouth Black Lives Matter Protest in National Spotlight

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hanover — A Black Lives Matter protest last week at Dartmouth College’s Baker-Berry Library has sparked national controversy over the confrontational tactics of some participants and their portrayal in conservative media outlets. Nearly 250 black-clad demonstrators, most of them Dartmouth students, marched floor by floor through the campus’ …

Miss Vermont Aims to Interest Children in STEM Fields

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

South Royalton — The c hildren at the Royalton Memorial Library on Saturday were there to see one thing, and it wasn’t necessarily Alayna Westcom, also known as Miss Vermont 2015. What drew them was the promise of …

Students Write About Winter’s Bones and the Holocaust

Tuesday, November 17, 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 …