merger http://nhpr.org en NHIA Faculty And Students Worry About Possible Merger With SNHU http://nhpr.org/post/nhia-faculty-and-students-worry-about-possible-merger-snhu <p>At the first public meeting since it was announced the New Hampshire Institute of Art was engaged in merger discussions with Southern New Hampshire University, faculty, staff and students voiced their concerns.</p><p>In the NHIA auditorium, filled with about fifty people, reactions to the prospect of a merger with SNHU ranged from cautiously optimistic to skeptical. Like faculty member Sean Beavers.</p><p><em>“I just have a lot of concerns and I see no benefit.”</em></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:03:45 +0000 Ryan Lessard 51279 at http://nhpr.org NHIA Faculty And Students Worry About Possible Merger With SNHU Utility Merger Could Impact Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/utility-merger-could-impact-northern-pass <p>After 18&nbsp;months of federal and state review, Northeast Utilities has completed a&nbsp;$5-billion&nbsp;purchase of Boston-based NStar. The deal makes PSNH&rsquo;s parent company the largest utility in New England.</p><p>During&nbsp;a conference call, CEO Tom May said the acquisition would help his company pursue the Northern Pass project.</p><p>&quot;The new NU will, because of the financial strength of the combined companies, actually have credit rating upgrades, which should make it a lot easier to finance this project,&quot; said May.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:46:13 +0000 Todd Bookman 3041 at http://nhpr.org