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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UPDATE: UNH on Thursday removed the language guide from its website. --------------- 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 …

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 …

For Pembroke Academy grads, ‘small moments’ hold a big meaning

Sunday, June 14, 2015

With their whole lives and a world of possibility in front of them, this year’s graduates of Pembroke Academy took a moment yesterday to put that all aside and look back. They each remembered those vivid memories they’d …

Bow High School graduates told to ‘keep on laughing’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jason Smick was busy right up until last day of high school. On Friday afternoon, Smick came rushing back to Bow High School graduation practice, fresh from signing up for the Air National Guard. In the next few …

Valedictorian tells Merrimack Valley class they have already made choices that will impact the rest of their lives

Saturday, June 13, 2015

As the student speakers addressed their classmates at the Merrimack Valley High School graduation yesterday, they acknowledged the challenges that high school presented. Different grading systems were introduced, new administrators and teachers joined the school this year, and …

Seventh-generation nephew of John Stark encourages graduates to reflect on past to continue forward

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The cannon sat off to the side of yesterday’s festivities, away from the flashing cameras and waving relatives and the smiling graduates of John Stark Regional High School. That cannon is a relic of a time gone by, …

For Josh Marzelli, Kearsarge Regional graduation marks a milestone after multiple surgeries and a heart transplant

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The story of Kearsarge Regional High School’s class of 2015 is one of reacting to unexpected change. “This group has done a very good job with adjusting to change,” Robert Bennett, who was serving his first year as …

Franklin High graduates marked by talent, potential

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kimberly Gerlarneau is ready to move on from the homecoming and winter carnival events, say goodbye to high school athletics and move beyond the lifestyle of a student. Change is something she and her Franklin High School classmates …

From running away to running his life, via Second Start

Saturday, June 13, 2015

As a sophomore in high school, Dom Lucio was on the verge of giving up. He said he felt he was being torn down by his peers in the place where he was supposed to be building himself …

Parker Academy, graduates, do things their own way

Friday, June 12, 2015

Trevor Bowler didn’t wear a traditional mortar board cap at yesterday afternoon’s Parker Academy graduation ceremony. Instead, he wore a green-and-white Boston Red Sox hat, to match his polo shirt and neon-green Nike sneakers. None of the 11 …

Derryfield seniors getting ready for graduation

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Derryfield School teaches students starting in sixth grade, but the name given to students who spend seven years at the school signifies a permanence to their time there. The students who begin at the middle school and …

Concord High School graduating class T-shirt causes a stir

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Concord High School seniors were handed their crimson-colored Class of 2015 T-shirts on Tuesday morning.. But hours later, the administration asked for the T-shirts to be returned after students discovered potential racism and innuendos hidden in the design. …