University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston is expected to reflect on the challenges, accomplishments and milestones of the past year - and look ahead to this year - in his annual State of the University address. He's scheduled to give the address at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Union Building's Granite State Room. Members of the UNH community are invited to take part in a town hall meeting question-and-answer-session with Huddleston immediately following his remarks.
UNH President Mark Huddleston delivered his State of the University address, Thursday. He used the speech to reiterate his call to restore the cuts to the State University funding.
In exchange for restoring the state’s nearly $50 million dollar cut from the university system Huddleston again pledged to freeze tuition for two years and increase student grants and scholarships to students.
A former University of New Hampshire women's hockey coach has admitted he assaulted a player during a 2013 home game.
Strafford County Attorney Tom Velardi said Wednesday that Brian McCloskey made the admissions in writing Tuesday as part of a diversion program that requires him to take anger management classes and perform 100 hours of community service.
He admitted pulling a player's jersey, prompting her to land on her back on the bench. After causing her to fall and hit her head on the bench, he held her face mask with his hand.
On the field, the UNH Wildcats had a nearly perfect season, advancing into the playoffs as the top ranked team in their division. But off the field, a study using this team is trying to figure out how to reduce concussions. The big idea is to protect player’s heads by having them practice - without a helmet.
It’s no big secret that football, from the NFL down to Pee-Wee leagues, has a concussion problem. And there are lots of efforts out there to fix it: new helmets, softer turf, gentler tackling rules, even diagnostics on the field to identify concussions right after a hit.