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    Hamilton Smith renovations confirmed for summer 2017

    April 22, 2014

    Hamilton Smith is set to undergo a $37 million renovation and this time, we’re not joking. Home to both the English and Philosophy departments and one of the most used buildings on campus, Ham Smith was built in June of 1907 and received it’s last major renovation in 1965, when the back portion was added to provide more office and classroom space. Full story

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    Dimond discards thousands of books in dumpster

    April 22, 2014

    Dimond Library is cleaning house and library administrators are just trying to keep everybody calm. A dumpster located on the west side exterior of the building was seen filled with old books on Monday, raising questions as to what is going on at UNH’s central library. Full story

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    We run together: Boston Marathon ‘14

    April 22, 2014

    By AMANDA FOLSOM CONTRIBUTING WRITER   The 118th Boston Marathon started at 9:32 a.m. Monday morning, when the women elites took off from the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass. With runners from around the world, everyone had their own reasons for running the 2014 race in hopes of crossing the finish line on Boylston. Full story

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    SNL anchor Jost entertains UNH crowds

    April 22, 2014

    Kicking off the Easter weekend for students who stayed on campus, the Memorial Union Building offered a night of free comedy, headlined by Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost.  At 7 p.m., students started lining up to guarantee admission into the free event that started at 9 p. Full story

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    Salsa Picante closes doors

    April 22, 2014

    Salsa Picante on 38 Main St. in downtown Durham has been vacant since early March.  The Mexican restaurant opened in November 2013. The owner, Justin Hebert, made no official announcement that the young business would be closing.   “In December, you could really see [Salsa Picante] wasn’t working,” said Steve Petrovitsis, the restaurant’s landlord and owner of Durham House of Pizza (fondly known as DHOP). Full story

    Cloud inventor gives his views on Internet politics

    April 22, 2014

    Who is Agostino Sibillo? The simple answer is that he is a very smart man.  Sibillo is an inventor, a lawyer and a musician who invented one of the biggest technological advancements of the 21st century, the Cloud Computing System, which allows people to store and access their data from a remote server on any device. Full story

    Collective efforts reduce arrest rates at Nelly concert

    April 22, 2014

    Even with more than 4,000 students in attendance, Nelly’s concert on Thursday, April 17, proved to be calm in comparison to those in the past. “There were 26 arrests for the concert, predominately for alcohol related issues,” Paul Dean, executive director of safety and UNH police chief, said. Full story

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    UNH pioneers sustainable fish purchasing with seafood dinner

    April 18, 2014

    University of New Hampshire Dining is the largest food purchaser in New England. While UNH is the first campus in America to sign on to the “Slow Fish Principles,” it was the effort of several groups of people and long hours of planning that attracted people to the Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Holloway Commons Wednesday night. Full story

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    Kid Cassius’ debut performance

    April 18, 2014

    Maybe you have imagined what it’s like to have your voice projected over the loud speakers of the Whittemore Center. Maybe you even aspire to one day perform your original music in front of a screaming crowd in a large arena. For Kid Cassius, these were dreams of his as well, that is, until Thursday night. Full story

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    SCOPE throws back with Nelly concert

    April 18, 2014

      Nostalgia laced the sweaty, foggy air inside the Whittemore Center Arena as college kids who had enjoyed Nelly’s sweet melodies throughout their younger years filled the crowd. Even in the loathed sub-40 degree weather, the line outside the Whittemore Center began to form as early as 4 p. Full story

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    Women’s studies class sparks ‘selfie’ website launch

    April 18, 2014

    The concept of a “selfie” is not new. With selfies plaguing Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, senior Olivia Whitton got the idea for her own personal project: ForYourSelfie.com. Whitton is an English major with a minor in American studies. However, she plans to go to grad school for gender studies. Full story

    Caffeine cravings: coffee or tea?

    April 18, 2014

    With finals coming in less than a month, students are turning to coffee, energy drinks and tea to keep them awake and motivated. Both coffee and tea are packed with health benefits, caffeine and antioxidants, but which are students leaning towards more often? Aroma Joe’s and Breaking New Grounds are two popular coffee shops that are both located within a half-mile of each other on Main Street. Full story

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    Transgender comedian entertains UNH

    April 18, 2014

    On April 16, in Memorial Union Building Theater I, transgender comedian Jeffrey Jay came to entertain students and educate them about the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.  Jay came to the University of New Hampshire to do a show that was half comedy routine, half educational show about life as a transgender man. Full story

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    April brings Archeology to UNH

    April 18, 2014

    April is archeology month for The New Hampshire Archeological Society.  To honor this, the society partnered with staff members of the UNH archeology department to host an open archeology event from 3 - 5 p.m. in room G16 of Huddleston Hall.  All the activities are hands on. Full story

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    Student ambassador brings Real Food Challenge to UNH

    April 18, 2014

    Unity. Community. Movement.  That’s the slogan behind the national campaign dedicated to bringing “real food” to university dining programs – otherwise known as the “Real Food Challenge.” It’s not that dining hall pizza is some fake, engineered version of food, but the cheese on top certainly didn’t come from the local farm. Full story

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    Photo: Students wait for rare 'Blood Moon' eclipse

    April 15, 2014

    Students waited on T-Hall Lawn early Tuesday morning to witness the "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse, when the earth moved in between the sun and the moon. Full story

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    Counseling Center, UNHPD working with assault victims

    April 15, 2014

    Throughout the month of April, the University of New Hampshire’s Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program has teamed up with the White Ribbon Campaign and UNH Counseling Center to spread awareness about violence directed towards women.  The goal is to get at least 2,000 male signatures on a petition to end assault against women. Full story

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    Can you take the heat?

    April 15, 2014

    The Sigma Alpha Sorority asked contestants, “Can You Take the Heat?”, when they held their second annual wing eating contest in the Granite State Room in the Memorial Union Building Monday night. Contestants battled for the quickest time through several different heats, each attempting to eat eight wings for the best time overall. Full story

    Freedom Café seeks to raise $5,000 for Nepal health clinic

    April 15, 2014

    The Freedom Café in Durham, known for its efforts to silence human slavery and trafficking worldwide, has recently reached out beyond Durham, New Hampshire and the U.S. to play a prominent and global role in the creation of a small health clinic in Tikapur, Nepal, for ex-slaves. Full story

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    Sustainable Seafood Dinner part of larger picture

    April 15, 2014

    The University of New Hampshire will be the first college in the country to sign on to ‘Slow Fish Principles,’ which aim to bring local fish into campus dining halls and form a relationship between fishermen and UNH. UNH Dining is collaborating with a Boston-based fish processing plant. Full story

    Student Senate deliberates hall swipe policy and more

    April 15, 2014

    Comments were flying and heated debates were carried out during the Student Senate meeting this past Sunday, as the Senate worked to resolve the many topics on their agenda. According to Student Body President Bryan Merrill, there were four major outcomes by the end of the long meeting. Full story

    Heartbleed bug strikes terror across the web

    Huge flaw in OpenSLL lets hackers access personal data for past two years

    April 15, 2014

    If you have not yet heard of the Heartbleed bug, you should read this, and then run to your computer. On April 9, it was announced that Heartbleed, a coding flaw in the OpenSSL encryption library, has allowed anyone to have untraceable access to usernames, passwords, credit card numbers and other information encrypted by OpenSSL. Full story

    Department fee calculations outdated and complex

    April 11, 2014

    The University of New Hampshire’s increased mandatory student fees for the 2014-15 academic year fit inside a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budget model. But not every department that pays towards the RCM model is on the same page about what the model includes or what the benefit is. Full story

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    Hundreds march in anti-violence rally

    April 11, 2014

    Cowbells rang in the afternoon sun as hundreds of advocates marched through campus holding signs, banners and flags. Their message was clear: help us put an end to the violence. Organized each year by the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP), the University of New Hampshire Anti-Violence Rally & Walk attracts an impressive crowd via fliers, formal invitations and word-of-mouth. Full story

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    Bio sciences library in Kendall to be shut down

    April 11, 2014

    At the end of this semester, there will be one less annex library to visit on campus.  The biological sciences library in Kendall Hall will be closing on May 30. It will be absorbed into Dimond Library, which will have a science resource center installed, when students return in the fall. Full story

    UNH Animal Science Department brings folk singer for “Ireland class”

    April 11, 2014

    The Animal Science Department is bringing Irish folk singer Aoife Clancy to the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday. From Carrick-on-Suir in County Tipperary, Ireland, Clancy is the daughter of Bobby Clancy, one of the members of The Clancy Brothers, an Irish folk group that was popular in the 1960s. Full story

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    Robyn Giard, Naturopathic Physician at Starry Brook Natural Medicine

    April 11, 2014

    Robyn Giard, of Starry Brook Natural Medicine, is a leader in the rapidly expanding field of alternative and complementary natural medicine. Along with prescribing medications and ordering labs as a primary care physician, Giard offers her patients acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, counseling and homeopathy. Full story

    Who owns it? ‘Cloud’ inventor speak on the dangers and flaws of the patent world

    April 11, 2014

    On April 8, Paul College hosted a lecture by Agostino Sibillo, during which he talked about the Internet, innovation and patent laws.  It was a million times more exciting than it sounds.  Sibillo is an inventor and lawyer with 18 patents based off his creations. Full story

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    Confessions post prompts discussion about transgender care

    April 11, 2014

    The popular Facebook page “UNH Confessions” was originally created as a place where students could anonymously post funny stories and anecdotes; lately, though, the tables have turned and the page has become a social justice battleground, of sorts. A recent debate, which has since been deleted, centered around the importance of transgender care at Health Services. Full story

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    UNH Cooperative Extension Dean to retire

    April 11, 2014

    This year UNH will bid farewell to a man who all but grew up here.  John Pike, dean and director of UNH Cooperative Extension, is retiring. Pike’s 16 years of directing the branch of the university that interacts with the New Hampshire community on a statewide level will officially end June 30, 2014. Full story

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    Damaged property in downtown Durham

    April 11, 2014

    Sundays are usually relaxing days off for employees of the Durham Book Exchange. However, a shattered front window prevented store manager Lorraine Mechem from putting her feet up this time around. The bookstore window was broken sometime in the early morning on Sunday, March 30. Full story

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    BSU hosts seventh annual Black Family Weekend

    April 8, 2014

    The University of New Hampshire’s Black Student Union hosted its seventh annual Black Family Weekend on campus Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6. This is one of the many events that the student organization puts on, and over 100 family members and friends of BSU students registered for the weekend’s activities. Full story

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    Dine another day: Paul College presents latest dining experience

    April 8, 2014

    Students in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics’ hospitality management program got some of the best hands-on experience of their four years this past weekend. They put on three days of “License to Dine,” a Bond-themed weekend of banquets inside the Paul College’s Great Hall, culminating Sunday with the college’s first ever brunch. Full story

    Following the Red Road: Native American religion

    April 8, 2014

    Stacy Hokinson looks very much at home in her University of New Hampshire office, decked out with a Native American wall-hanging above her desk. Her beaded sinew-and-porcupine-quill earrings beautifully accent her dark, singly-braided hair. Hokinson is one of two advisors for the University of New Hampshire’s Native American Cultural Association, or NACA. Full story

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    Referees: The glue to intramural sports

    April 8, 2014

    The University of New Hampshire offers a large amount of intramural sports to its students. From basketball to water polo, students can choose from over 20 sports to play during the academic year.  While participants have the luxury of having a very organized intramural program, it would be nothing without the referees. Full story

    Speaker Esther Bauer returns to UNH

    April 4, 2014

    After a strong reception last year at the University of New Hampshire, Holocaust survivor Esther Bauer will return to the Memorial Union Building. Bauer’s next visit will be on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Granite State Room, a necessary shift in venue after Bauer packed the Strafford Room last spring with 280 people. Full story

    Weitzell pleads ‘not guilty’ in arraignment

    April 4, 2014

    Scott Weitzell, the former director of operations for the UNH men’s basketball team, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to falsify evidence after waiving his Tuesday, April 1 arraignment in Brentwood Circuit Court. The arraignment was after Weitzell’s Feb. Full story

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    Owners reflect on complex business environment in Durham

    April 4, 2014

    Running a business is hard. Running a business in a college town like Durham is even harder: where business is seasonal,  incomes are limited and students typically look for an environment to unwind in after a long day of classes. It’s a combination that makes demand intense for businesses that look to set up shop in Durham. Full story

    Students warned of consequences for ‘mass gatherings’

    April 4, 2014

    On Thursday, members of the UNH community received an email from administration detailing the ramifications of mass gatherings on campus. The email, which was signed by Executive Director of Public Safety Paul Dean and Dean of Students Anne Lawing, opened with, “As the UNH and Durham communities turn the corner towards the last weekends of the semester, we want to remind everyone about the expectations for good behavior that contribute to a safe and pleasant living environment both on campus and in Durham. Full story

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    Crunching the numbers

    TNH breaks down mandatory student fees

    April 4, 2014

    Over the past few years mandatory student fees have gone up or flat-lined. The biggest concern, aside from how much students pay to attend the University of New Hampshire, is not only the digits next to the dollar sign; it’s how those digits are being spent. Full story

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    Carsey Study reveals concerning percentages of abuse in relationships of LGBT students

    April 4, 2014

    More than 40 percent of surveyed LGBT college students (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and other non-heterosexual identities) have been victims of abuse in current relationships.  This, from a recent study conducted through the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, is a similar rate of violence experienced in heterosexual relationships. Full story

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    UNHPD brews interest at ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event

    April 4, 2014

    On Thursday, officers from the UNH Police Department continued to do their part to create community and conversation on campus. This time, they swapped cruisers for coffee for their first ever Coffee with a Cop session.  Dozens gathered around the Dunkin’ Donuts outside of Holloway Commons to participate in the department’s first installment of the national program, which allows students to ask police officers anything and everything. Full story

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    Up-and-coming SNL star Colin Jost to perform at the MUB

    April 1, 2014

    The Memorial Union Building will be hosting featured Saturday Night Live cast member Colin Jost on April 18. Jost only recently became a featured player on SNL on March 1 of this year. However, he has been writing for the show since 2005 and has been the co-head writer since 2012. Full story

    UNH graduates competitive in earning Fulbright scholarships

    April 1, 2014

    The Fulbright scholarship program is one of the most prestigious awards for teaching and research in the country. In the last year, three University of New Hampshire students received Fulbright scholarships to teach English and conduct research in Asia and South America. Full story

    Get your running shoes: Comcast’s Watchathon Week allows subscribers to marathon TV shows

    April 1, 2014

    “Dracarys!”  “I’m not giving up the prison.” “Dammit Cyril, you said they were sexy!”  What do all of these phrases have in common? Absolutely nothing, except that all this week the shows from which they come are free to watch on Xfinity On Demand (the quotes were from “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead” and “Archer”). Full story

    UNH students team with Young’s to raise money, awareness for Haiti

    April 1, 2014

    The smells of a traditional, Italian-style dinner will waft through Young’s Restaurant on April 25. The UNH Student Nutrition Association (SNA) will team with owner Ken Young and one of his chefs to prepare the menu while raising money for a meaningful cause. Full story

    UNH Law rises 26 spots in U.S. News & World Report, makes Top 100

    April 1, 2014

    In the annual law school rankings compiled by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of New Hampshire School of Law rose to No. 93 this year, which is 26 spots higher than last year. The law school has seen an unprecedented rise in its ranking, rising 49 spots over the past two years which places the law school among the top 100 in the nation for the first time in the school’s history. Full story

    UNH student takes on Boston Marathon for third time

    April 1, 2014

    The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. And for UNH sophomore Brooke McMullen, this year’s marathon will be the third time she looks to conquer the 26-mile event. A native of Hopkinton, Mass. Full story

    Devine resident was allegedly Randall’s Peeping Tom

    April 1, 2014

    After five weeks of investigation, one now former student has been arrested in connection to the series of Peeping Tom incidents that occurred during this time, including a dorm room break-in and reports of someone videotaping a woman in the shower. Eighteen-year-old Kewei Chen of Ningbo Cixi, China, was taken into custody on Friday, March 28 and charged with burglary, attempted burglary, two counts of violation of privacy and criminal trespass. Full story

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