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COVID-19 booster shots available for all UNH students, faculty and staff

COVID-19 booster shots available for all UNH students, faculty and staff

Teddy Tauscher November 16, 2021
Health & Wellness at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is now offering Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots to UNH community members. Individuals over 18, residing or working in a school setting or who have received a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago are eligible for the booster shot.  Individuals who received Johnson and Johnson (J&J) only need to wait two months for a booster. 
Mill Pond Dam continues to be a point of contention among Durham community

Mill Pond Dam continues to be a point of contention among Durham community

Teddy Tauscher November 10, 2021
Durham residents will soon have to decide whether or not they want to remove the Mill Pond Dam. Residents will have to mull over the environmental, economic and social consequences of either choice.
UNH receives $260 million in record funding

UNH receives $260 million in record funding

Teddy Tauscher November 10, 2021
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) received $260 million in grants and contracts this fiscal year. Among many programs, grants have gone to studies dealing with climate change and a program to guide lower-income students towards college.
UNH lab adds Keene State, Plymouth State and K-12 schools to its testing regimen

UNH lab adds Keene State, Plymouth State and K-12 schools to its testing regimen

Teddy Tauscher October 13, 2021
New Hampshire (UNH). While dropping off COVID-19 test samples has been uniform for students, for those who analyze the tests, it's anything but stable.

Covid persists at UNH despite high vaccination rates

Teddy Tauscher September 27, 2021
As of Aug. 31, 88% of University of New Hampshire (UNH) students arriving in Durham, 77% of UNH faculty and 70% of UNH staff had provided proof of vaccination. Despite relatively high vaccination rates, COVID-19 is still prevalent on campus, with the UNH COVID-19 dashboard showing 74 positive tests in the last seven days as of Sept. 22.

UNH reacts to HB2 regulations on teaching race

Teddy Tauscher September 9, 2021
With language prohibiting certain ideas from being taught in public schools in place, HB2 passed this summer and was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu. Most University of New Hampshire (UNH) classrooms will not be affected by any language in the law due to a provision that exempts faculty in the New Hampshire university and community college system.  They are protected from anything that would restrict their academic freedom “to conduct research, publish, lecture, or teach in the academic setting.” But, the bill's effect on diversity training at UNH remains uncertain.  

New Hampshire drought lingers as summer approaches

Teddy Tauscher May 7, 2021
New Hampshire's drought conditions have improved substantially from the extreme dry-spell that much of the seacoast experienced in the fall. But University of New Hampshire (UNH) Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist George Hamilton said he is still worried about the conditions, particularly a lack of snow in the winter which can lead to drought conditions in the spring.
Nevada bill challenges N.H.’s spot as first state to hold primaries

Nevada bill challenges N.H.’s spot as first state to hold primaries

Teddy Tauscher April 28, 2021
New Hampshire's status as the first state in the nation to hold presidential primaries is being challenged, this time by a bill in Nevada that would cause the state to hold primaries before New Hampshire. However, New Hampshire Democratic Chairman Raymond Buckley said while he is monitoring the situation he is not worried.
Local cities work to combat pollution in Great Bay

Local cities work to combat pollution in Great Bay

Teddy Tauscher April 22, 2021
The cities of Rochester, Dover and Portsmouth, N.H. have agreed to a new plan to curb pollution in the Great Bay. These three towns are responsible for about half of the nitrogen runoff into the bay.
N.H. bill easing land permit process passes

N.H. bill easing land permit process passes

Teddy Tauscher April 9, 2021
A bill has passed in the New Hampshire State Senate that would ease the process for which land permits are given out. According to Sen. Jeb Bradley, the author of the bill, SB 129, current restrictions prohibiting developing on land that might cause any harm to endangered species are holding up a large number of development projects. The proposed changes would require developers to minimize harm instead. However, some wildlife organizations worry the bill might result in harm to endangered species.
UNH conducts wastewater testing system to track COVID-19 virus

UNH conducts wastewater testing system to track COVID-19 virus

Teddy Tauscher April 8, 2021
Self-testing isn’t the only way the University of New Hampshire has been keeping track of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus. Alongside the self-tests, the college has been using a waste water testing system.
Local artists adapt to pandemic-related challenges

Local artists adapt to pandemic-related challenges

Teddy Tauscher March 23, 2021
3S Artspace in Portsmouth has a new exhibition which opened March, 5 and will remain open until April, 25. This comes amid a pandemic that has made it harder for artists who deal in physical mediums to adapt to an increasingly online world.
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