Students http://nhpr.org en Dartmouth President: College Is Making Progress On Student Safety http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-president-college-making-progress-student-safety <div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new president of <a href="http://dartmouth.edu/" target="_blank">Dartmouth College</a> says progress is being made on two pressing campus safety issues: high-risk drinking and sexual assault. &nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Philip Hanlon, who was inaugurated in September, told faculty members this week that the number of students treated for extreme intoxication --blood alcohol content above .25 percent--dropped from 80 in 2011 to 31 last year. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:33:19 +0000 Associated Press 39023 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth President: College Is Making Progress On Student Safety Class Of 2008: Addie Gann http://nhpr.org/post/class-2008-addie-gann <p></p><p>On September 15th, 2008, the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11.&nbsp; The subprime mortgage crisis had been percolating for months by then, as had a global economic decline – but the bankruptcy of the nation’s fourth largest investment bank panicked Wall Street, evaporating liquidity markets, sending the economy sharply downward, and sparking the worst global recession since World War II – a crisis from which the world’s economy is still recovering.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:51:28 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38864 at http://nhpr.org Class Of 2008: Addie Gann Class Of 2008: Emily Wienberg http://nhpr.org/post/class-2008-emily-wienberg <p>On September 15th, 2008, the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11.&nbsp; The subprime mortgage crisis had been percolating for months by then, as had a global economic decline – but the bankruptcy of the nation’s fourth largest investment bank panicked Wall Street, evaporating liquidity markets, sending the economy sharply downward, and sparking the worst global recession since World War II – a crisis from which the world’s economy is still recovering.</p><p>As part of NHPR’s station-wide series “How We Work: Five Years Later,” Word of Mouth presents “The Class of 2008,” conversations with people who graduated from high school or college around the time of the global economic meltdown.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:55:24 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38861 at http://nhpr.org Class Of 2008: Emily Wienberg Class Of 2008: Tim Mitsopoulos http://nhpr.org/post/class-2008-tim-mitsopoulos <p>On September 15th, 2008, the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11.&nbsp; The subprime mortgage crisis had been percolating for months by then, as had a global economic decline – but the bankruptcy of the nation’s fourth largest investment bank panicked Wall Street, evaporating liquidity markets, sending the economy sharply downward, and sparking the worst global recession since World War II – a crisis from which the world’s economy is still recovering.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:55:31 +0000 Taylor Quimby 38791 at http://nhpr.org Class Of 2008: Tim Mitsopoulos Class Of 2008: Jessica O'Hare http://nhpr.org/post/class-2008-jessica-ohare <p>On September 15<sup>th</sup>, 2008, the financial services firm Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11.&nbsp; The subprime mortgage crisis had been percolating for months by then, as had a global economic decline – but the bankruptcy of the nation’s fourth largest investment bank panicked Wall Street, evaporating liquidity markets, sending the economy sharply downward, and sparking the worst global recession since World War II – a crisis from which the world’s economy is still recovering.</p><p>As part of NHPR’s station-wide series “How We Work: Five Years Later,” Word of Mouth presents “The Class of 2008,” conversations with people who graduated from high school or college around the time of the global economic meltdown.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:04:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38713 at http://nhpr.org Class Of 2008: Jessica O'Hare Having 24/7 Access To Your Kid's Grades Might Not Be A Good Thing http://nhpr.org/post/having-247-access-your-kids-grades-might-not-be-good-thing <p>If recent revelations about the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs have you worried about the future of American privacy, it might do you good to think back to when you were still in high school… and nearly all of your activities were monitored by another powerful domestic agency: your parents.</p><p>Since then, technology has made surveilling students remotely, easier than ever before...Including a new program called “Power-School”, which offers parents around-the-clock online access to their children’s grades and academic progress. <strong>Jessica Lahey</strong> is a New Hampshire parent and educator, and author of the forthcoming book <em>Why Parents Need To Let Their Children Fail</em>. She recently wrote for The Atlantic about why her family is choosing not to use the system to monitor their fourteen-year old son.</p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:23:10 +0000 Taylor Quimby 34688 at http://nhpr.org Having 24/7 Access To Your Kid's Grades Might Not Be A Good Thing No Settlement Reached In Voter Registration Suit http://nhpr.org/post/no-settlement-reached-voter-registration-suit <p>The New Hampshire attorney general's office says the state and two advocacy groups have failed to reach a settlement in a case challenging a new law that blocks out-of-state students from voting unless they establish legal residency in the state.</p><p>A superior court judge set a deadline of Friday for the state and the New Hampshire chapters of the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union to reach a compromise.</p><p>Assistant Attorney General Richard Head says settling constitutional challenges is no easy task. He says the office will await the court's ruling.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:43:16 +0000 Associated Press 13382 at http://nhpr.org No Settlement Reached In Voter Registration Suit Word of ... Advice http://nhpr.org/post/word-advice <p>Charles Wheelan provides some unorthodox, albeit insightful nuggets of advice for graduating college seniors in his new book 10 ½ Things no Commencement Speaker has Ever Said</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:12:52 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4897 at http://nhpr.org Word of ... Advice