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Rudman Center advisers looking to future, building on momentum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

When he learned the state’s flagship university wanted to dedicate a public policy center in his name, former U.S. senator Warren Rudman said there was no greater mission than to train future leaders to seek justice, serve their country and work together for the common good. The late statesman would have frowned on the tumultuous week at the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy. Despite public …

Review of campus sexual misconduct policies in NH finds gaps

Friday, March 27, 2015

Lawyers who reviewed how New Hampshire’s public universities and colleges handle sexual harassment and other misconduct said yesterday the schools must address specific gaps in policies and practices while also making broader efforts to create a safe campus culture. University System of New Hampshire officials asked attorneys at a Manchester law firm to review their procedures in general and their handling of four …

Technology is the focus of first-time Smarter Balanced implementation

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With headphones on, hands on laptop keyboards and gazes focused on the screens, fourth-grade students at Christa McAuliffe School answered math questions yesterday during a Smarter Balanced testing session. Schools are used to administering standardized tests, but the tests corresponding to the Common Core State Standards are a new experience for both students …

Hampton Falls students’ hawk bill provokes abortion comment

Friday, March 20, 2015

A civics lesson took an unexpected turn for a group of New Hampshire fourth-graders when a lawmaker brought the abortion debate into their effort to name a state raptor. The students from Lincoln H. Akerman School in Hampton Falls worked during class and on their own time to …

Citing lack of support from UNH, Broderick to step down as director of Rudman Center

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Citing a lack of institutional support, John Broderick will step down as executive director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Police at UNH Law. Broderick’s announcement comes less than a year after he …

Penn State president: Frat posting of nude pictures very sad

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A now-suspended Pennsylvania State University fraternity’s Facebook posting of photos of nude and partly nude women, some of them asleep or passed out, is sad and offensive and could lead to some students being expelled, the university’s president …

N.H.’s ‘Poetry Out Loud’ winner from Goffstown High School

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Hampshire’s winner in the annual “Poetry Out Loud” championship is from Goffstown High School. Dessaline Etienne will compete at the national championship in Washington, D.C., April 28-29. As state champion, he receives $200 and travel expenses. His school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry …

Maine teacher wins $1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai

Sunday, March 15, 2015

An English teacher from rural Maine won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize yesterday after 42 years of work as an innovator and pioneer in teaching literature. Nancie Atwell plans to donate the full amount to the Center …

Pembroke Academy taps new principal

Saturday, March 14, 2015

After a yearlong search, Pembroke Academy has tapped one of its deans of students as the school’s next leader. Paul Famulari will take over as principal in July, when interim Headmaster Bob Pedersen’s contract expires. Pederson was hired for a year after the previous headmaster, Mike Reardon, retired …

Fraternity: Investigations underway in Texas, Louisiana

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity said yesterday it was investigating racism allegations at universities in Louisiana and Texas after hearing that young men at two schools sang or knew of the same racist chant caught on video in …

Students react to pending liquor ban at Dartmouth

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Stiff sanctions will soon take effect for students and organizations found in violation of Dartmouth College’s new ban on hard liquor, college officials announced last week. After March 28, undergraduates caught drinking or in possession of alcohol over 30 proof, or 15 percent alcohol, likely will face college …

UNH taking part in land-grant website

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The University of New Hampshire is participating in the new National Land-Grant Impacts website, a resource that highlights agricultural teaching and projects. The website provides access to accounts that document agricultural experiment station research and programming implemented by UNH and other land-grant universities. Information is available on food …

Merrimack Valley School District $38.9 million budget passes; survives motion to cut

Thursday, March 5, 2015

For the second straight year, a group of familiar budget hawks tried to cut the Merrimack Valley School District budget at the annual meeting. For the second straight year, their efforts failed. Voters in a packed Merrimack Valley High School last night eventually approved the $38.9 million budget …