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UNH Sexual Violence Action Committee pushes for reform on campus

UNH Sexual Violence Action Committee pushes for reform on campus

Rhianwen Watkins December 3, 2021
The Sexual Violence Action Committee of New Hampshire (SVAC) is a new, student-run organization pushing for radical changes in the way college campuses handle issues of sexual misconduct. The committee, started by University of New Hampshire (UNH) students at the beginning of November, was formed in response to the lack of action being taken by UNH administration against cases of sexual harassment and assault on campus.
Students protest outside presidents house demanding for change in sexual assault protocol at UNH

Students protest outside president’s house demanding for change in sexual assault protocol at UNH

Melanie Matts October 29, 2021
“Be proactive, not reactive!” The students at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) chanted outside President James W. Dean’s house on Monday, Oct. 25; the second protest to take place within a week regarding the sexual assault and rape claims against a UNH student. 

USNH to decrease employee benefits for 2022

Benjamin Domaingue October 27, 2021
 The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) is proposing new employee benefits cuts for its upcoming fiscal year. 

UNH President announces vaccine mandate for all UNH employees

Ben MacKillop October 23, 2021
In an announcement sent out last Friday, UNH President James Dean announced that under new federal requirements some UNH faculty members are considered federal contractors and will now be subject to vaccine requirements. However, on Friday, Oct. 22, Dean announced that this vaccination requirement would now expand to all university employees, including students employed by the university.
Masks required almost everywhere indoors, UNH President Dean announces

Masks required almost everywhere indoors, UNH President Dean announces

Anna Kate Munsey September 13, 2021
All University of New Hampshire (UNH) students, faculty and staff are now required to wear masks in most indoor spaces on campus, President James Dean announced Thursday. 
Stillings dining hall closed due to labor shortage

Stillings dining hall closed due to labor shortage

Melanie Matts September 7, 2021
Campus Service sectors are failing to meet needed staff levels forcing the delayed opening of Stillings dining hall, one of the three main dining halls on the Durham campus. 
Fraternity members allege malpractice during quarantine

Fraternity members allege malpractice during quarantine

Cassie Hollasch May 7, 2021
Durham, NH -- Fraternity members at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) faced financial pressure to honor their leases – and a higher risk of infection in crowded residence halls – this past school year.
Financial review of UNH athletics budget

Financial review of UNH athletics budget

Ben MacKillop April 22, 2021
On Tuesday, University of New Hampshire (UNH) President James Dean and Athletics Director Marty Scarano announced the culmination of an extensive review of the financial health of UNH’s athletics department.
UNH community reflects on one-year COVID anniversary

UNH community reflects on one-year COVID anniversary

Cassie Hollasch March 23, 2021
Durham, NH -- On Mar. 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a global pandemic. Store shelves were stripped of bare necessities by worried customers, local businesses had to shut down their operation, and students were sent home by universities; all these happened in hopes of combating the spread of this deadly virus. 
Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Schools consider face-to-face instruction as COVID-19 cases decrease

Cassie Hollasch March 5, 2021
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday, March 2, that the administration is striving to vaccinate grade K-12 teachers with their first coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines by the end of this March. He also declared that national vaccination levels are moving vastly ahead of schedule. The U.S. is on track to administer the first vaccine shot to every American adult by the end of May -- two months ahead of the previously stated goal.
President Dean announces return to yellow mode

President Dean announces return to yellow mode

Josh Morrill March 4, 2021
On March 1, 2021, University of New Hampshire President James Dean announced in an email to students and faculty that the university would be returning to yellow mode, a distinction that would allow for full student-focused operation on campus.

UNH announces new incident reporting tool

Hannah Donahue February 25, 2021
A new bias reporting tool known as the Incident Report Form (IRF) replacing former tool, ReportIt!, was announced in an email on Tuesday from University of New Hampshire (UNH) President James Dean, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity Nadine Petty, and Director and Title IX Coordinator Donna Marie Sorrentino.
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