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Students hang out in the dining room at Northeast Catholic College on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The College of Saint Mary Magdalen changed its name to Northeast Catholic College the week after students returned from winter break this month. This name change is the second in five years. Until the fall of 2010, the school was named Magdalen College.

(SUSAN DOUCET / Monitor staff)

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 college that he attends in Warner has …

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 instead offer a reimbursement plan. To be eligible for tuition reimbursement, students would have to …

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 have the right of way?” Paul Caristi, an engineer with iRobot, asked the students. Caristi …

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The following area residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Keene State College. ALLENSTOWN Tyler Ranfos ALTON Joshua Snell Lauren Whalen BELMONT Gregory Bickford Nicholas Clements BOW Jacob Anderson Alison Howard Peter Lariviere Carol Vinnenberg BRADFORD William Coates CHICHESTER Justin Banks Meghan Jenks …

The Scene robots take to the seas

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEC plans performing arts center

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New England College will receive a $3 million private donation to build a new performing arts center. Thanks to the donation from Tom and Barbara Putnam, the Putnam family and the Putnam Foundation, the new center will be called the Rosamund Page Putnam Center for the Performing Arts. …

Safe Routes project to link mobile home park to schools in Allenstown

Monday, December 29, 2014

A federally funded sidewalk project is set to link a major population center in Allenstown with the existing infrastructure to allow children to safely walk to school in 2015. Sidewalks will be built, and a safe crossing of Route 3 will be added along a third-of-a-mile stretch of …

THE SCENE: Weare students send holiday cheer to troops

Monday, December 29, 2014

Second-grade students at Center Woods Elementary School in Weare created 79 care packages to send to troops overseas. …

Grant aims to reduce smoking, tobacco use at USNH and CCSNH institutions

Thursday, December 25, 2014

On the University of New Hampshire campus, smoking is not permitted within 20 feet of building entrances. NHTI limits smoking to designated shelters. And Nashua Community College is tobacco-free. A grant awarded to the University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire this …

New Hampshire’s online high school gains momentum

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Six years after it launched, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, based in Exeter, has more than 12,000 high school students taking at least one class via the online program. New Hampshire Public Radio ( ) reported this week that the free program appeals to several kinds of …

UNH School of Law appoints two leaders to guide Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice

Monday, December 22, 2014

The University of New Hampshire School of Law has selected two respected professionals to serve as the first leadership fellows at the school’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy. Tom Rath, a former New …

As part of artist-in-residence program, Henniker students learn about African culture

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Social studies teacher Beth Spaulding is teaching the sixth-grade students at Henniker Community School about Africa this year, beginning with ancient kingdoms and working through to modern history. Enforcing the cultural piece of the curriculum is artist-in-residence Segun …

New Hampshire moves to ease distance learning

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Hampshire is joining a national effort to make education more accessible to college students across state lines. The New England Board of Higher Education recently voted to make New Hampshire the first state in New England and the 18th nationally to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, …