A Matter Of Degrees http://nhpr.org en How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online http://nhpr.org/post/how-snhu-edging-out-its-competition-online <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The week started with the news of Southern New Hampshire University’s new <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/snhu-launching-10k-bachelors-degree-program">$10,000</a> bachelor’s degree program. Recent undergraduate enrollment numbers show the small, Manchester school is now equal in size to UNH in Durham, with a vast majority of its students online.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:46:33 +0000 Brady Carlson & Ryan Lessard 48239 at http://nhpr.org How SNHU Is Edging Out Its Competition Online A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map http://nhpr.org/post/matter-degrees-story-map <p>For our week-long series <em><a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a></em>,&nbsp;NHPR reporters and programs produced stories about the issues facing colleges and universities throughout New Hampshire.</p><p>This first map links to most of the content. Play arrow icons represent radio and video stories, stars are web-only and print features.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="750" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="//www.thinglink.com/card/525771790434172929" type="text/html" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="428"></iframe></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:55:34 +0000 NHPR Staff 48221 at http://nhpr.org A Matter Of Degrees: Story Map White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/white-mountains-community-college-faces-declining-enrollment <p>Enrollment in the network of seven community colleges in New Hampshire nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010. But while overall growth is up, the North Country’s White Mountains Community College is seeing a decline.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Go to a restaurant, school or office in the North Country and chances are you'll find a White Mountains graduate.</span></p><blockquote><p>You see em at the hospitals, you see em at the doctor's office you see em in the schools.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 48190 at http://nhpr.org White Mountains Community College Faces Declining Enrollment UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment http://nhpr.org/post/unh-manchester-rebranding-boost-enrollment <p>At a recent cookout behind the red-brick mill building that houses UNH Manchester, senior Derek Burkhardt describes what’s been an eight-year run to get his bachelor’s.</p><p><em>“I actually attended UNH Manchester right out of high school,”</em> says Burkhardt.<em> “But I took some time off in between school to save up some money to be able to afford school, but also to join AmeriCorps. So once I was done with that I came back to continue my education.”</em></p><p>Like many students here Burkhardt says he chose UNH Manchester because that’s where he lives.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 48184 at http://nhpr.org UNH Manchester Rebranding To Boost Enrollment At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad http://nhpr.org/post/unh-dairy-bar-education-salad <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">An on-campus eatery makes sustainability a learning experience.</font></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:54:54 +0000 Michael Samuels 48138 at http://nhpr.org At UNH Dairy Bar, Education In The Salad David Foster Wallace's Commencement Speech: 'This Is Water' http://nhpr.org/post/david-foster-wallaces-commencement-speech-water <p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:56:33 +0000 Word of Mouth 48149 at http://nhpr.org David Foster Wallace's Commencement Speech: 'This Is Water' In Defense Of Millennials http://nhpr.org/post/defense-millennials <p></p><p><a href="http://davidburstein.com/" target="_blank"><strong>David Burstein </strong></a>is an author and founder of <a href="http://generation18.com/" target="_blank">Generation 18</a>, a nonpartisan young voter engagement organization, as well as a documentary filmmaker. He wrote <a href="http://davidburstein.com/fast-future/" target="_blank"><em>Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World</em></a> and joined us to talk about why he is defending millennials against being labeled aimless, risk-averse, and narcissistic.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 17:26:06 +0000 Word of Mouth 48148 at http://nhpr.org In Defense Of Millennials Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-sexual-assaults-nh-colleges <p>Under the federal Clery Act, colleges and universities are required to report crime statistics. This chart measures total reported forcible sexual offenses involving students, on and off-campus, at each New Hampshire school.</p><p>The numbers are not adjusted to account for enrollment, which would allow for a better comparison. For example, with a 2012 undergraduate enrollment of 12,565, UNH sees 1.67 incidences per capita - while, with an enrollment of 6,277, Dartmouth sees 3.82 per capita.</p><p>Research suggests as many 95 percent of campus rapes and sexual assaults go unreported.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:33:03 +0000 Sara Plourde & Brian Wallstin 48145 at http://nhpr.org Infographic: Sexual Assaults At N.H. Colleges George Saunders: "Congratulations, By The Way" http://nhpr.org/post/george-saunders-congratulations-way <p></p><p></p><p>In 2013, writer, journalist, and college professor <a href="http://www.georgesaundersbooks.com/" target="_blank"><strong>George Saunders </strong></a>made a short speech at a graduation ceremony that quickly went viral. He was speaking to the class of 2013 at Syracuse University where he teaches.<strong> </strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 16:12:59 +0000 Word of Mouth 48087 at http://nhpr.org George Saunders: "Congratulations, By The Way" Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working http://nhpr.org/post/career-readiness-what-nh-colleges-are-doing-whether-its-working <p>We’re continuing our series “<a href="http://nhpr.org/topic/matter-degrees">A Matter of Degrees</a>” with a look at what it means to be “career ready.”&nbsp; There’s a lot of angst about whether college graduates have the skills they need for today’s workforce, especially science, math, and writing. Some are saying it’s time to rethink which courses students really need, which they don’t, and whether employer expectations are reasonable.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:&nbsp; </u></strong></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48073 at http://nhpr.org Career-Readiness: What N.H. Colleges Are Doing & Whether It's Working Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-investigation-once-again-puts-spotlight-campus-life <p>Susy Struble was a 16-year-old high school student when, during a weekend visit to Dartmouth College, she was raped at an off-campus party.</p><p>Like many rape victims, Struble chose not to tell anyone about the assault, and two years later, she was back at Dartmouth as a student.</p><p>One night during her freshman year, she opened her door to a tall, sandy-haired man. Obviously drunk, he forced his way in, pushed Struble against the wall and tried to kiss her. Struble was able to fend off her attacker, who she realized was the same man who had raped her two years earlier.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 48121 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Investigation Once Again Puts Spotlight on Campus Life Why A UNH Sexual Assault Program Is Being Lauded By The White House http://nhpr.org/post/why-unh-sexual-assault-program-being-lauded-white-house <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this year, the Obama administration formed a White House Task Force to Protect Students from sexual assault. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recently that task force announced a series of actions to identify the scope of the problem and help schools with prevention. One of the programs the administration highlighted is the Prevention Innovations initiative at the University of New Hampshire. &nbsp;I talked with Jane Stapleton, a co-director, and asked her to explain the program:</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Rick Ganley 48097 at http://nhpr.org Why A UNH Sexual Assault Program Is Being Lauded By The White House State Puts Its Weight Behind STEM: Now It Needs Students http://nhpr.org/post/state-puts-its-weight-behind-stem-now-it-needs-students <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>By the mid-April at Keene State College, 13 students remained in professor Kristen Porter-Utley’s freshman biology lecture. Two had dropped out. &nbsp;Keene State's Dean of Sciences and Social Sciences, Gordon Leversee, &nbsp;says this is not unusual in science classes around the country. &nbsp;Here, science students are 2 to 3 times more likely to get a D, an F, to withdraw, or receive an incomplete than students in other classes.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 48112 at http://nhpr.org State Puts Its Weight Behind STEM: Now It Needs Students Campus Life: Therapy Dog Eases Finals Stress At UNH http://nhpr.org/post/campus-life-therapy-dog-eases-finals-stress-unh <p><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">With a name like </span><a href="http://www.library.unh.edu/locations/dimond-library/history/hamilton-smith" style="line-height: 1.2em;">Hamilton</a><span style="line-height: 1.2em;">, there’s little doubt that the big white Great Dane mix wandering around UNH's Durham campus belongs there.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:55:00 +0000 Melissa Proulx 48096 at http://nhpr.org Campus Life: Therapy Dog Eases Finals Stress At UNH How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO] http://nhpr.org/post/how-stem-became-buzzword-decade-video <p>If it seems like, these days, everyone is talking about STEM - that now common acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs - it's because they are.</p><p>In this animated two-way, we take a look at what the push for STEM means for the state - from our public university system, to the State House, and through the business community - and for students.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Deg4t2NixXY" width="520"></iframe></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 05:56:50 +0000 Sara Plourde & Emily Corwin 48120 at http://nhpr.org How STEM Became The 'Buzzword Of The Decade' [VIDEO]