Posts Tagged: New Hampshire

Trends & Indicators: Demography

Updated May 2012 ...The six-state New England region's population grew by a sluggish 3.8% between 2000 and 2010—while the nation's as a whole grew by 9.7%, according to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 population figures released in December.Among other highlights:• United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household goods mover, classified four of the six New England states as &ldquo...

New Chiefs of NH Community Colleges, Connecticut Regents, COA, Maine Think Tank

J. Bonnie Newman, the former interim president of the University of New Hampshire, was named interim chancellor of the New Hampshire Community College System, succeeding Richard Gustafson, who is retiring as chancellor of the seven-campus system. Newman was executive dean of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, an assistant to President George H.W. Bush, president of the Business and...

Walter Peterson, 1922-2011: New England Loses Another Giant

New Hampshire governor and longtime NEBHE delegate and chair, Walter Peterson died at age 88 on Wednesday, June 1. Walter attended William and Mary College and the University of New Hampshire before serving as a naval officer in the Pacific theater of World War II. After the war, he graduated from Dartmouth College. In 1948, with his father and brother, he founded The Petersons Inc. Real Est...

Launching the Next Industrial Revolution in New England: New Hampshire’s Green Launching Pad 1.0 and 2.0

There is an exciting new opportunity for universities and colleges to advance the New England economy and at the same time help address environmental concerns. The current snapshot of New England’s economy relative to other areas is favorable. The region suffered less decline during the recent recession than the national average, and the region’s recovery has been stronger than the na...

NEBHE Announces 2011 Excellence Award Winners

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will hold its ninth annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards on Friday, March 11, at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Each year, NEBHE presents Regional Excellence Awards to individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of higher education and the advancement of educational opportunity, and Stat...

LGBTQ College Presidents Organize to be Heard

In August 2010, nine openly gay college leaders met to form a first-of-its-kind collegiate organization, the LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education. Among their ranks were three officials from New England: Ralph Hexter, past Hampshire College president and among the first openly gay presidents; Katherine Ragsdale, president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge; and Theo Kalikow, president of th...

NH Pundits to Discuss Future of Granite State

The New Hampshire Forum on the Future will feature Lew Feldstein, retiring president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and Charles Arlinghaus, president of the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, discussing priorities and direction for the state of New Hampshire, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 8 a.m., in The Great Hall at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH. The forum is an allianc...

One in 10 N.H. Households Experiences Food Insecurity

Access to healthy food is becoming increasingly difficult in some parts of New Hampshire, as grocery stores relocate and consolidate to cut down on costs, leaving some Granite State residents completely dependent on convenience and corner stores for basic goods.The new study by Nena Stracuzzi and Sally Ward of the University of New Hampshire's Carsey Institute finds that more than 10% of New...

Flexibility is Key for Working Parents

Flexibility with work is key to maintaining the "work-life balance" issue with which many parents struggle. Nearly a quarter of working parents have passed up promotions because of issues relating to  flexibility, according to a report produced by the Carsey Institute, UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Employment Security this week at the NH Work-Life Summit....

The Green Launching Plan for New Hampshire’s Environmental and Economic Future

Economic vitality and environmental protection have long been linked in New England, and will be again with efforts to address climate change in the region. There is an emerging body of literature to support the potential economic benefits of a so-called “green economy” in the region and the nation. In New Hampshire, economic studies of both the Renewable Portfolio Standards and R...