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The University of New Hampshire is entering a $600,000 contract with the consulting group Huron to review UNH’s financials, according to an email sent to UNH faculty and staff Tuesday.

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The University of New Hampshire is renewing a long-term contract with a China-based group that’s raised concerns among U.S. intelligence agencies. Confucius Institutes, which partner with colleges and universities around the globe, have been accused of serving as propaganda outlets of the Chinese government. 

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Pamela Rogers is a mother of four, who, lately, has the entire house to herself.

“I’m getting a little taste of what it’s like to be an empty nester. I don’t really care for it, but ...” Pam says.

Three of her kids have left home. One is in the military, one’s on a mission trip, another in college in Idaho.

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Former UNH President Mark Huddleston’s employment agreement is getting some big changes. He’ll be returning to UNH this year, making a $20,000 salary as an adjunct instructor in the UNH Professional Development and Training department.

According to the agreement, Huddleston will present at various leadership conferences and institutes, and provide “consulting services” for future curriculum in that department this year. He will also be working with state public officials through UNH Extension.

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The University of New Hampshire has announced that it is officially partnering with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The partnership will make it easier for UNH students and faculty to engage in educational opportunities and conduct research with the Shipyard.

 

Kevin Gardner, UNH's vice provost for research, says it will especially benefit students in STEM fields, who will have greater access to paid internship and on-site learning opportunities.

 

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The University System of New Hampshire voted to move forward with negotiations two major development projects at UNH this morning.

The projects include replacing two undergraduate residence halls with a boutique hotel and parking garage, and building a new, privately-owned graduate housing complex at 66 Main Street in Durham.

UNH will be working with Elliott Sidewalk Communities on both of the projects. That company is set to purchase the Main St. property, and will completely fund the cost of the hotel and parking garage.

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Former University of New Hampshire president Mark Huddleston continued to collect a $425,000 salary in the year after he retired from his position in June 2018. That put Huddleston slightly behind UNH’s current president, Jim Dean, who earns $455,000 a year since taking over for Huddleston last summer. 

A Conversation with UNH President James W. Dean Jr.

Jan 28, 2019
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James W. Dean Jr. was installed as the 20th president of the University of New Hampshire in June 2018, and recently outlined his strategic priorities to guide the university's future. Before joining UNH, Dean served as executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was a professor of organizational behavior.  In addition to his vision for the future of UNH, we focus on perennial issues concerning the UNH community, especially high tuition and lack of diversity.  

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The sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are being felt on New Hampshire's college campuses.

At the University of New Hampshire, faculty and students staged a #BelieveHer walkout in support of survivors this week.

Amy Culp runs the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP) at UNH. She says the Kavanaugh hearings have had ripple effects on campus:

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New Englanders can get a closer view of stars this weekend at the University of New Hampshire. 

UNH is expecting clear skies for its annual Fall Astronomy Festival.  

Kids and families can look through telescopes at the school's observatory Friday night and listen to a talk by a top NASA scientist at 7 p.m. 

On Saturday, observatory director John Gianforte says, they can do some engineering of their own.

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Every summer morning, Midge Eliassen has the same routine. She walks out her back door, down the steps, and onto her dock on Lake Sunapee.

There, she pulls out a plankton net and takes a sample from the water, shipping off the results to be analyzed in a lab at Dartmouth College.

She’s been doing this, rain or shine, for 12 years. “I get a chance to look at the world and see what the lake looks like each day, which I really love,” she said. 

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A University of New Hampshire astrophysics team will be part of a NASA mission to study the edge of the solar system.

UNH astrophysics professor Nathan Schwadron says he’s been working for 10 years on the instrument NASA has chosen to send into space. 

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The chairman of the board of the Maine outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is encouraging University of New Hampshire graduates to live adventure filled lives.

Shawn Gorman, the great-grandson of L.L. Bean founder Leon Leonood Bean and a 1989 UNH grad, told graduates in Durham Saturday that the outdoors should be part of their lives.

Gorman said the outdoors "is a critical antidote to this hyper-competitive, hyper-stressed, tech-driven world we live in."

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The University of New Hampshire has named James Dean Jr. as the 20th President of the state's flagship university. 

Dean was recently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he is a professor of organizational behavior.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Dean about his new plans for UNH moving forward.

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The University of New Hampshire has named James W. Dean Jr. as the 20th President of the state's flagship university.

Dean was recently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he is a professor of organizational behavior. He will take office June 30, and succeed Mark Huddleston.

The University System of New Hampshire board of trustees voted unanimously to select Dean. 

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Two University of New Hampshire researchers have been arrested for allegedly misusing federal grant funds.

 

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Concord says Hailong Zhang, 44, of Nottingham, and Jichun Zhang, 45, of Durham, were arrested on Friday. The men each face 31 counts of theft of government money for spending nearly $90,000 in research funding on personal items, including Amazon gift cards.

 

 

University of New Hampshire Updates 2-year Degree School

Mar 12, 2018
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  The University of New Hampshire is changing its two-year degree programs to refocus on agriculture and respond to evolving workforce needs.

Officials recently completed a four-year review of the Thompson School of Applied Science, which has been offering two-year associate degree programs for 125 years.

Three programs — forest technology, animal science focused on livestock and large animal veterinary technology — will be integrated more closely with four-year degree programs, while four other programs will be dropped after 2019.

UNH Halts Plan to Pass Costs to Student Parents

Dec 4, 2017
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  Married students and staff who live in University of New Hampshire apartments won't be responsible after all for the full cost of sending their children to local public schools, UNH says.

The New Hampshire, the university's student newspaper, reported last week that due to budget issues, UNH planned to begin charging parents who live in the Forest Park apartments an additional $17,600 per year if their children are enrolled in the Oyster River School District in Durham.

  The University of New Hampshire Wildcats upset the Central Arkansas Bears in the second round of the FCS football playoffs Saturday.

They move on to face South Dakota State University in the quarter finals on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

A close game throughout, UNH dominated on defense and emerged with a 21-15 victory. The Wildcats recovered two fumbles and pulled down two interceptions.

South Dakota State University is the No. 5 seed.

Saturday's win was the 150th career victory for UNH head coach Sean McDonnell. UNH is now 9-4 on the season.

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University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston announced Wednesday that he will be retiring next year. 

When he leaves the University in 2018, Mark Huddleston will have been the longest-serving President in the school’s history. Tim Riley, the chair of the University System’s Board of Trustees, says Huddleston will leave big shoes to fill.

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Among the dozens of agencies and groups watching the state budget process this spring are the two organizations representing public higher education in New Hampshire: the University System, and the Community College System. In recent years, the two have fared differently when it comes to state support.

Is Spring Getting Longer in New Hampshire?

Mar 20, 2017
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Monday is the vernal equinox: that’s the beginning of spring, according to astronomers. For ecologists, spring isn’t just a matter of the earth’s rotation around the sun.  

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Chelsea Clinton is campaigning for her mother, Hillary Clinton, in New Hampshire on Friday. She'll make stops at Keene State and Dartmouth College, just the latest in a series of college campus visits for the Clinton campaign in the state.

The youth could mean a boost for Clinton in the New Hampshire polls -- but only if college-aged voters bother to cast their ballot. 

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A recently deceased graduate of the University of New Hampshire who worked for nearly 50 years at the Durham school's library gifted his $4 million estate to his alma mater.

While Robert Morin was known to live simply, he quietly amassed the fortune that was left to UNH following his death a little over a year ago.

Morin, a member of UNH's Class of 1961, worked as a cataloguer in the Dimond Library for decades.

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The University of New Hampshire is working on a new app that's designed to help survivors of sexual assault, set to launch in the fall. Called “uSafeNH,” the app will provides information on local crisis centers, hospitals, police and other resources.

UNH Holds Commencement For 2,500 Graduates

May 22, 2016
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  College commencement season marches on in New Hampshire. 

How does University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston explain the size of the school's top salaries, including his own, to students and families struggling to pay tuition?

The leader of New Hampshire’s flagship university, speaking on NHPR's The Exchange Monday, said the school needs to offer competitive rates to attract the best talent — but Huddleston maintained that the school isn’t “overpaying” in the process.

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In his annual address, Huddleston celebrated UNH's one hundred and fiftieth birthday this year, and declared that the state's flagship institution is thriving, with a growing student body, new degree programs, and robust private donations.  Still, challenges remain, including uncertain state funding and staggering student debt.

UNH, Faculty Union Reach Five Year Labor Deal

Mar 24, 2016
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After about a year of negotiating, the University of New Hampshire has reached a new five-year labor agreement with the university chapter of the American Association of University Professors – Tenure Track. 

The University of New Hampshire is using a $5.3 million dollar gift to set up a new advanced manufacturing center at its Durham campus.

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