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UNH bias guide: The term ‘American’ can be offensive

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A “bias-free language guide” written by University of New Hampshire faculty has come under criticism from the school’s president and state officials. The guide, published in 2013, was meant to educate students and faculty about using “inclusive language” that does not stereotype individuals “or demean people based on personal characteristics” including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or economic background, according to its page on the UNH website. First posted by …

George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

Monday, July 27, 2015

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT. The announcement from the private university in the nation’s capital reflects a growing belief in some college admission circles that standardized tests are a barrier to recruiting disadvantaged students. …

Partnership lets Major League Soccer players earn degrees

Monday, July 27, 2015

Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students. The partnership, announced Monday, is the first of its kind for the 20-year-old league, which has 20 clubs throughout the United States and Canada. The university – which has 3,000 students at its Manchester campus …

Dartmouth to promote gap year service

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dartmouth College is partnering with a project that encourages incoming students to take a year off serving their communities in areas such as health, poverty, conservation and education. The Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project connects young people in search of service opportunities, nonprofits and agencies that have such positions …

Artist a driving force behind plan for Franklin art car

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A car is more than a mode of transportation. Each has a personality, an alter ego and a desire for expression. All vehicle owners may not see this, but this is how artist Laurence Gartel views cars and …

‘Pushed out’: Pittsfield high school graduate returns to confront school board

Saturday, July 25, 2015

One of the last projects Taylor Edwards handed in as a senior at Pittsfield Middle High School was a poster board for an English class about her idol, Marilyn Monroe. On it, she pasted photos from throughout Monroe’s …

Budding N.H. scientists release balloon that traveled to edge of space

Monday, July 20, 2015

A small group of would-be scientists huddled around an eight-sided, bright-orange saucer in a rest area parking lot off Interstate 89 in Sutton on Monday at noon. One of them slowly began to release the slack on a …

St. Paul’s increases amount of financial aid to prospective students

Thursday, July 16, 2015

St. Paul’s School recently announced it will increase the amount of financial aid it offers to prospective students, with the goal of including more families. Starting this year, the private boarding school in Concord will award full tuition and other fees, including room and board, to qualifying students …

Rivier University partners with Beijing City University

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Students and faculty from Beijing City University are being welcomed by Rivier University as part of a new partnership and biotechnology program at the Nashua school. The partnership, established last summer, includes a course in applied biotechnology that will be team-taught by faculty members from both institutions. A …

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create “human-quality” short stories, sonnets and …

UMass Amherst takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctions

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Massachusetts’s flagship public university confirmed that it won’t ban Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs as it initially said it would do this year but instead will unroll several new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran. …

Citing state budget, officials raise tuition at New Hampshire’s universities

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and …

Faculty, students worry about the effects of most recent community college layoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last month, the news of another round of faculty cuts at three of New Hampshire’s community colleges – White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia – sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Community College System of …