Hi 58° | Lo 36°


N.H. community colleges freeze tuition for this academic year

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tuition at the state’s seven community colleges will not rise this year. Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire said Thursday they had approved a tuition freeze for the current academic year. The colleges had frozen tuition provisionally for the current semester and promised a freeze based on the level of state funding, but they could not formally adopt the rate until the state budget was enacted. The …

Dunbarton School Board to consider full-day kindergarten in coming months

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Dunbarton School Board is taking a closer look at an all-day kindergarten option in the town’s elementary school. With full-day kindergarten, school and district officials say teachers won’t have to cram so much reading and math into a 2½-hour school day, leaving more time to focus on other important parts of early childhood education. A final decision is still a long way …

Colleges help student startups navigate the legal landscape

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It seemed like a sure thing. Working on weekends in a cramped fraternity room, four friends at MIT built a computer program that would give websites a new way to make money without online ads. Not so fast. New Jersey’s attorney general alleged the software had been used to hijack computers. Progress halted while authorities investigated. After more than a year, the inquiry …

Artist a driving force behind plan for Franklin art car

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A car is more than a mode of transportation. Each has a personality, an alter ego and a desire for expression. All vehicle owners may not see this, but this is how artist Laurence Gartel views cars and …

‘Pushed out’: Pittsfield high school graduate returns to confront school board

Saturday, July 25, 2015

One of the last projects Taylor Edwards handed in as a senior at Pittsfield Middle High School was a poster board for an English class about her idol, Marilyn Monroe. On it, she pasted photos from throughout Monroe’s …

Budding N.H. scientists release balloon that traveled to edge of space

Monday, July 20, 2015

A small group of would-be scientists huddled around an eight-sided, bright-orange saucer in a rest area parking lot off Interstate 89 in Sutton on Monday at noon. One of them slowly began to release the slack on a …

St. Paul’s increases amount of financial aid to prospective students

Thursday, July 16, 2015

St. Paul’s School recently announced it will increase the amount of financial aid it offers to prospective students, with the goal of including more families. Starting this year, the private boarding school in Concord will award full tuition and other fees, including room and board, to qualifying students …

Rivier University partners with Beijing City University

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Students and faculty from Beijing City University are being welcomed by Rivier University as part of a new partnership and biotechnology program at the Nashua school. The partnership, established last summer, includes a course in applied biotechnology that will be team-taught by faculty members from both institutions. A …

Dartmouth contests showcase computer-generated creativity

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create “human-quality” short stories, sonnets and …

UMass Amherst takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctions

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Massachusetts’s flagship public university confirmed that it won’t ban Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs as it initially said it would do this year but instead will unroll several new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran. …

Citing state budget, officials raise tuition at New Hampshire’s universities

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a two-year freeze, tuition at New Hampshire’s state universities will go up next year. Facing $9 million less than they requested in state funding, University System of New Hampshire officials will raise tuition by 2.75 percent and …

Faculty, students worry about the effects of most recent community college layoffs

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Last month, the news of another round of faculty cuts at three of New Hampshire’s community colleges – White Mountains Community College in Berlin, Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth and Lakes Region Community College in Laconia – sparked a fresh wave of controversy. Community College System of …

After retirement, Rath isn’t done teaching or learning

Sunday, June 28, 2015

During her last week at work, retiring Concord Superintendent Chris Rath wasn’t slowing down one bit. On Monday morning, Rath was busy cleaning her large, sunny room in the district’s central office. It was a daunting task, because …