Saint Anselm College

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At Saint Anselm College in Manchester Friday night, all eyes were on the Democratic presidential debate taking place inside a large campus auditorium. But outside was just as exciting. As the candidates prepared to go on stage, crowds of their supporters gathered at the campus’ main entrance to cheer, sing, wave signs, and more. 

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The monks of Saint Anselm College appeared in court this morning for the first hearing in their lawsuit against the college's board of trustees over the question of who has ultimate authority to amend the school's bylaws.

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Director of Charitable Trusts, Tom Donovan, has been granted a motion to intervene in this case. He says in addition to the court proceedings, outside mediation would also make sense.

Saint Anselm College

In 1889, the Bishop of Manchester invited a group of Benedictine monks to form a college. That college is now known as St. Anselm. From the start, those monks were empowered by the school’s charter to govern the school.

One of the monks fulfilling that role today is Abbot Mark Cooper. Like most of the Benedictines, the 70-year-old Cooper has taken a “vow of stability” to live and work on campus, where he’s been for the last 50 years. 


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Saint Anselm College, the Catholic liberal arts college in Goffstown, is getting a new president in July.

Dr. Joseph A. Favazza will become the 11th president in the college's 129-year history.

Favazza is a former professor of religious studies and most recently served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Stonehill College in Massachusetts for seven years.

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Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan swung through the first-in-the-nation primary state Tuesday, telling a group of business leaders and politicos at Saint Anselm College that he's seriously considering running for president in 2020. 

 

Hogan called for more Republicans to challenge President Donald Trump in the primary ("the more, the merrier," he said), as he believes a bigger field would help Trump be a better candidate and grow the Republican Party.

 

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  And just like that, it was primary season again in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

But does it really ever end?

Two past (and potentially present) presidential hopefuls, Martin O’Malley and John Kasich, made their way through the first-in-the-nation primary state Tuesday.

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Saint Anselm College in Manchester welcomed more than 2,700 books to its political library on Friday. The collection, which focuses on the presidency, first ladies and the founding fathers, includes many first editions and rare texts.

“I grew up in a house full of books, and have spent my  professional life concerned with their care, preservation and dissemination,” says Dr. Arthur Young, who is donating the collection he amassed during the previous 25 years. He and his wife Patricia were both librarians.

State Confirms Mumps Cases In Saint Anselm Students

Feb 28, 2016
CDC/ Dr. F. A. Murphy

  New Hampshire health officials have confirmed several cases of mumps at Saint Anselm College. 

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A report released this week by the Project on Student Debt shows average student debt among New Hampshire’s college graduates increased slightly last year.