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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 …

Taking Up Pen and Paper to Say Thanks in a Season of Gratitude

Tuesday, November 25, 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 cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …

Dartmouth and Ayotte Discuss Plans to Address Sex Assaults

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon held a panel discussion Friday on the lawmaker’s recently introduced bill on sexual assault reform and potential changes in Dartmouth’s handling of the issue, including the …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too …

Drop In, Tune Out, Turn On

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christophe is having a lousy week. The storybook character — written by the Marion Cross School’s French teacher, Allison Litten, and read and recorded by her fifth-grade class — wants to play golf, but every day he takes …

Angels Assist And Inspire Young Writers In Many Ways

Tuesday, November 18, 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 cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Dartmouth Probes Cheating Allegations

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hanover — A Dartmouth College professor has accused scores of students, many of them athletes, of cheating on in-class quizzes in his sports ethics course. Department of Religion Chairman Randall Balmer alleges that on Oct. 30, 43 students …

Dartmouth Mulls Switch in Fuels

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College is exploring an energy plan that would end the college’s heavy reliance on No. 6 fuel oil to heat and power much of its campus, possibly moving toward a deal with a Hanover developer working on a natural gas plant proposed for the Route …

Understanding Veterans: Canaan Elementary School Connects to Those Who Served 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Logan Evans, a fourth-grader at Canaan Elementary School, didn’t realize his aunt Jessica Soule had served in the military until she put a Navy sticker on her truck. Emma Bill, Evans’ classmate, knows that one of her uncles …