Hanover — More than 120 Dartmouth College faculty have signed a letter calling on administrators “to commit substantial financial and personnel resources to address structural inequality and institutional barriers for success.” The letter, which included the names of 121 professors and lecturers as of this afternoon, is being updated twice daily online as more faculty and staff sign it, according to a notation at the bottom. Dated Nov. 23, it says it was written “in support of and in solidarity with Dartmouth’s students, especially students
Randolph Center — Vermont State Police are seeking information about a police road rage incident that took place near Vermont Technical College last week. The confrontation took place on Route 66 on Nov. 19 about 2 p.m., according to a news release. “The vehicles involved were a gray GMC Envoy and a Gray Saturn Vue,” according to the release. “There was a loud verbal argument and the vehicles did collide with each other at one point before leaving in opposite directions.” Anybody who witnessed the
Deborah Amdur, who has served as director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center for three years, will depart next month to lead the trouble-plagued Phoenix VA Health Care System in Arizona. The White River Junction VA announced Amdur’s departure, effective Dec. 13, in a news release this afternoon. Find a full report in Tuesday’s VALLEY NEWS. ∎ Posted online Monday at 4:45 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @VNewsUV.
Photo galleries capturing Dartmouth football’s 2015 season are at the links below. ∎ Princeton at Dartmouth, Nov. 21 ∎ Dartmouth at Brown, Nov. 14 ∎ Cornell at Dartmouth, Nov. 6 ∎ Columbia at Dartmouth, Oct. 24 ∎ Dartmouth at Central Connecticut State, Oct. 17 ∎ Sacred Heart at Dartmouth, Sept. 26 ∎ Dartmouth at Georgetown, Sept. 19 Find full coverage of the season at www.vnews.com/biggreen2015.
Editor’s Note: This post, originally published to Emma Delaney’s Popping Around Paris blog on Sunday, is cross-posted to the Upper Valley Dispatch blog with permission. Delaney, who is from Hartland and attended Hanover High School, graduated from New York University with a degree in English and politics in May. She is working in Paris as an English teaching assistant in two elementary schools with the French government’s Teaching Assistant Program in France initiative. ∎ I heard that on Friday night there were people dancing in
UPDATE at 11:40 a.m.: Joanne Mason has been found safe in Brandon, Vt., according to a news release from Vermont State Police at 11:30 a.m. She is being returned to her family. Sharon — Vermont State Police are searching for a missing 72-year-old woman from Sharon. Joanne Mason was last seen on Sunday leaving a luncheon at the senior center in South Royalton at 2 p.m., according to a news release. She was expected to drive home, about 15 minutes away. The release said Mason
As November winds down and December begins, the holiday-themed events continue. Our Holiday Guide, which comes out the day before Thanksgiving, will feature a calendar with dozens of holiday events. But this week, I am choosing to highlight events that do not fit that bill. On Saturday, Susan Morse, of Keeping Track, will give a family friendly presentation about northern wildlife species that have already been affected by climate change in “Animals of the North: What Will Climate Change Mean for Them?” The free event,
In the next installment of the Roaring 20s series in the Sunday Valley News, you’ll read about 22-year-old Geneva Jonathan, a researcher at Geisel School of Medicine’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in Lebanon who is helping to test the effectiveness of smartphone apps to treat mental illness. In between graduating from Wesleyan University in May and moving to the Upper Valley for the research job in July, Jonathan spent about six weeks in South Sudan this summer, laying the foundations for a women’s
Lebanon — Police say a 48-year-old Lebanon man was charged with reckless conduct and criminal mischief after he shot his gun in his Parkhurst Street apartment Thursday and a bullet pierced a toilet in an adjoining apartment, causing a leak. No one was home in the adjoining apartment and no one was injured when Andrew Griffon allegedly shot the gun, according to a news release from the Lebanon Police Department. He was held at the Grafton County House of Corrections on $25,000 cash bail pending
Editor’s Note: This post, originally published to Emma Delaney’s Popping Around Paris blog on Wednesday, is cross-posted to the Upper Valley Dispatch blog with permission. Delaney, who is from Hartland and attended Hanover High School, graduated from New York University with a degree in English and politics in May. She is working in Paris as an English teaching assistant in two elementary schools with the French government’s Teaching Assistant Program in France initiative. ∎ Our world in Paris was rocked on Friday night with the