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Old gift to Dartmouth College leads to a new investigation

Monday, October 12, 2015

Frustrated by a lack of response from Dartmouth College, a state lawmaker hopes the Legislature will force the Ivy League school to explain how it has repaid New Hampshire for its generosity more than a century ago. In 1807, the state gave the then-cash-strapped college 42 square miles of land in far northern New Hampshire, with the provision that all income produced from it be used to educate students from …

UConn mac and cheese incident spawns fundraisers

Sunday, October 11, 2015

UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video about macaroni and cheese to raise a little cheddar. The video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon mac and cheese prompted a group of students to start an online fundraiser to give the beleaguered employees a …

N.H. colleges, universities hone safety plans for gun violence

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Following the fatal shooting of nine people on a community college campus in Oregon, the systems that run New Hampshire’s universities and community colleges say the safety of students, faculty and staff is paramount and that officials constantly review security and emergency response plans. The state’s four university campuses design and review their own emergency response plan to shootings, while the seven community …

Science scores in state up this year, but less good over past five years

Friday, September 25, 2015

Statewide science scores rose slightly over the past five years for 11th-graders but dipped over that period for eighth- and fourth-graders despite generally improving this year, according to the results of the New England Common Assessment Program released Thursday. The test, known as NECAP Science Assessment, is given …

Franklin Pierce University puts heavy emphasis on 2016 coverage by both professors and students

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Colleges and universities across New Hampshire are in the thick of the 2016 New Hampshire primary fever, offering special political classes and hosting candidates. But one college in particular – Franklin Pierce University in Rindge – is offering its students the chance to actively participate. The school’s Marlin …

Rich Ashooh named interim director for Rudman Center

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Six months after John Broderick announced his departure from the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at UNH Law, an interim executive director has been named. Rich Ashooh, currently the director of strategy and …

Franklin considers implementing a truancy court

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A reinstated juvenile curfew is only one tool the city of Franklin plans to use to keep minors out of trouble. City officials are also looking to create a truancy court to help keep students in school. “We are talking about very young individuals, who are our responsibility,” …

Obama wants public groundswell for free community college

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Unable to have his way with Congress, President Obama reached back to his roots as a community organizer and sought Wednesday to spark a national movement in support of his idea for free community college. Congress has shown …

After rape trial, questions linger at prep schools

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A rape trial that drew intense scrutiny to one of New England’s elite boarding schools has cast a shadow over other prestigious prep schools as they start a new year. Somber letters going home to parents at some …

Learning with autism: From preschool to Concord High

Sunday, September 6, 2015

During the last few days of summer vacation, 18-year-old A.J. Labrie of Concord could be found at his kitchen table, filling yet another sketchbook full of drawings. Last week, he started his senior year at Concord High School, …

Amid confusion over sexual consent, advocates calling for increase in sex education

Saturday, September 5, 2015

When incoming freshmen arrive at the University of New Hampshire, Maggie Wells, who works at the university’s Sexual Health and Rape Prevention Program, has a few questions for them. “What is sexual consent?” “Can a person consent to sexual activity if they’ve had too much to drink?” Often, …

New london: Colby-Sawyer president heads for new adventure

Friday, September 4, 2015

Colby-Sawyer College’s president is stepping down after the end of this academic year. Thomas Galligan, Jr., who has been president since 2006, will leave the school at the end of his current five-year contract in June, the college …

State to release its Common Core results this fall

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A handful of states that participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the testing that corresponds with the Common Core State Standards, have released results, including two New England states. But New Hampshire, which participated in the testing for the first time this past academic year, is not …