The state of New Hampshire is in good civic health, ranking higher than the national average on several key indicators such as voter turnout, engaging in political discussions, contacting public officials, volunteering, and charitable giving, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at UNH.
Natalie LaFlamme has taught sixth grade math for 27 years and for the first 20 years she had just one minority student. That’s all changed. Now the students in LaFlamme’s Nashua middle school classes come from all over the world, and they speak many languages.
Dozens of students have taken over the Hennessy Theatre. Faculty are not allowed. Only a few days remain before opening night of a major Department of Theatre and Dance production. No matter what happens, they and only they are responsible.
Imagine Harry Potter literature at the center of a spider’s web, with silks expanding out that connect mythology, language, pop culture, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy back to the literature and to each other—a web of interconnected information.
Hannah Waller, a political science/international affairs dual major, was selected as one of three student representatives from Amnesty International to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU), held earlier this month in St. Louis.
The book “Letters to Jackie: Condolences From a Grieving Nation” by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire, will be made into a major documentary film produced by TLC and involving many A-list actors, including Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Laura Linney, and Betty White.
Despite New Hampshire being one of the most liberal states in the nation at the time of the American Civil War, racism was common in the letters of New Hampshire soldiers, including those who said they supported freeing the slaves.
Writer Chris Outcalt, ’06, has been named the 2013 Donald Murray Visiting Journalist at the University of New Hampshire. He will discuss his career as a magazine writer and share his experiences with journalism students during his weeklong visit beginning April 8, 2013.