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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 …

Concord superintendent search committee selected, holding community input sessions

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Concord School Board has finished putting together a committee that is tasked with searching for the next superintendent. The committee, composed of 14 people who live or work in Concord, will hold two community input sessions in the coming weeks to solicit feedback from the public about …

Big History Project added to Concord curriculum for next academic year

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Students at Concord High School are required to enroll in geography and world culture classes as freshmen and a class on American history in the 20th century as sophomores, courses that educate them on hundreds of years of history. An elective in the social studies department planned for …

Dartmouth partners with Posse Foundation

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dartmouth College is partnering with a youth leadership and college access organization to provide full tuition scholarships to groups of veterans. Joining Vassar College and Wesleyan University, Dartmouth is the third institution to join The Posse Foundation’s Veterans Program, which has set a goal of expanding to a …

Four teams compete in We The People Constitution competition in Concord

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Four teams of students flexed their constitutional muscles yesterday as they squared off in an academic competition called “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution.” Teams of students from John Stark High School, Hollis-Brookline High School, Milford …

Concord Community Music School provides healing outlet through song

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

In a small, square room on a recent Tuesday evening at Concord Community Music School, 9-year-old Sophia Bush sat tall atop a stool as she tapped, tapped, tapped on the drum set before her. Her teacher, Julieann Hartley, …

Concord cosmetology expo lets hairdressing students get ahead

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meghan Hardy’s first clients were her Barbie dolls as a young girl. Now a senior studying cosmetology at Concord Regional Technical Center, Hardy has moved from playing with dolls to pursing a career in the beauty industry. “I …

The inadequate child care system that confronts student parents

Sunday, November 30, 2014

As a growing number of young parents find a way to pay for and attend college, they’re confronting a spotty and inadequate child care system that drives many to drop out or load up on debt – a …

Merrimack Valley SD: Washington Street School not for sale

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Washington Street School in Penacook is officially off the market. In response to an unsolicited offer from the Penacook Community Center to buy the building, Merrimack Valley School District officials have drafted a position paper that says the building is an important asset that will not be …

Andrew Card to lead Franklin Pierce University

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Former White House chief of staff Andrew Card has been named Franklin Pierce University’s fifth president. Card, a former Franklin Pierce trustee, starts Jan. 12, the university announced yesterday. He succeeds James Birge, who became president in 2009 and announced his intent to resign last summer. Card was …

PHOTOS: NHTI dental hygiene students practice their skills with after-schoolers

Monday, November 24, 2014

The NHTI Dental Hygiene Program held its Dental Wellness Fair recently at the Boys & Girls Club in Concord. Students in the dental program set up stations to make students aware of dental health issues. Top: Jessica Bonenfant …