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Dartmouth College President Philip Hanlon speaks to faculty and students about changes planned for the Ivy League school Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Dartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior

Friday, January 30, 2015

Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus yesterday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they’re enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to move past its hard-partying reputation, but the latest steps come amid a national furor over sexual assault on college campuses and the …

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of veterinarians from New Hampshire and New England who use the lab’s services for the diagnosis …

College of Saint Mary Magdalen becomes Northeast Catholic College, updating its image, curriculum and mission

Saturday, January 24, 2015

When Mike Girard began looking for colleges, he found a school named Magdalen College. When he arrived on campus four years ago, it was the College of Saint Mary Magdalen. And when he graduates this spring, his degree will say Northeast Catholic College. Girard, a senior, never transferred schools. The small liberal arts …

At NHTI, U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster discusses President Obama’s community college plan with students, faculty

Saturday, January 24, 2015

First-year NHTI students Kayley Beers and Morgyn Soucy think more could be done to improve Concord’s community college than offering free tuition. Instead of giving up-front free tuition, as outlined by President Obama, they said the government could …

iRobot engineer talks to Canterbury students about STEAM education

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fourth- and fifth-grade students sat on the floor in Canterbury Elementary School’s library yesterday, patiently listening to a presentation while waiting for the hands-on part of the morning: playing with a robot. “Did you know at iRobot, robots …

Students take on hunger

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For the second year in a row, students from Concord High School organized a fundraising event, Hunger Games for Hunger. Students raised more than $1,000 for the Friendly Kitchen. Joe Ossoff and Skye Reese lead the organizing, but …

Administrators, legislators testify on bill that would allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A bill to allow the Community College System of New Hampshire to grant four-year degrees to its students might not change much after all. That’s because no existing law prevents the community colleges from issuing bachelor’s degrees now, according to testimony before the House Education Committee yesterday. Current …

Kearsarge Regional School District voters approve land transfer to Warner, will vote on four additional articles in March

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kearsarge Regional School District voters authorized the district to transfer land next to the Odd Fellows building to the town of Warner at the school district’s annual meeting Saturday. “That’s been the missing piece that we’ve never had before,” said Jim McLaughlin of Warner’s Odd Fellows Building Committee. …

N.H. officials, students react to Obama’s community college plan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Aaron Cox sat in a hallway at NHTI yesterday, waiting to complete financial aid paperwork before classes begin at the community college next week. Cox, 25, is enrolled in a program for computer programming at the school in Concord, where costs exceed $7,000 a year for a full-time …

Robotics team prints 3D map

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OZ-Ram, the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics team from John Stark Regional and Hopkinton high schools, created a map using a 3-D printer. The map includes states and countries with a height that correlates …

Henniker Community School Honor Roll

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The following students earned honors for the first trimester at Henniker Community School. Grade 8 High Honors/Effort: Katelyn Brennan, Will Brown, Adelle Brunstad, Jared Clancy, Jacob Cole, Trinette Hunter, Brianna Martel, Aiden Moser, Shawna Murdough, Steven Shattuck, Aria Ulmer, Taylor Woodbury Grade 8 High Honors: Erik Hilyard, Jared …

Governor’s STEM Task Force announces final report, recommendations

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The governor’s STEM Task Force presented its final report yesterday, making eight formal recommendations to Gov. Maggie Hassan and calling for 2015 to be designated as the year of STEM education and for the creation of a STEM innovation fund. Ross Gittell, chancellor of the Community College System …

Principal: Let students hurl canned food at intruders

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense. In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned …