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Education

New $2.5M veterinary lab to be constructed on UNH campus

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is getting a new home on the University of New Hampshire campus. The lab assists the state commissioner of agriculture and the state veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. It also provides diagnostic services to hundreds of veterinarians from New Hampshire and New England who use the lab’s services for the diagnosis of animal diseases in pets, farm animals, …

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 …

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 …

Epsom students, staff remember teacher’s dedication, connection to students

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Students and staff at Epsom Central School are grieving after the unexpected death of a beloved teacher. Heather Kennedy, 38, who was in her 10th year at the school, died suddenly Saturday night. Kennedy taught math and Spanish …

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 (http://bit.ly/1A8XKJB ) 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 …