News Brief January 2014
The UNH News Brief e-newsletter is designed to be an easy, fast way to catch up on highlights of our recent work across UNH, yet it allows us to scratch just the surface of the remarkable depth and diversity of our service to the Granite State.
Fortunately, during the first week of February, we will offer two additional opportunities to explore UNH more fully. On Feb. 4, I will deliver the State of the University address, which will be available via live online video streaming beginning at 1 p.m. In addition to reviewing our major accomplishments, I will discuss the challenges facing higher education nationally and outline UNH’s plans for success in this dynamic landscape.
On Feb. 6, I will join with my colleagues in the University System of New Hampshire for a special State House presentation for lawmakers in Representatives Hall from 9 to 10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about our state’s four-year public universities and colleges, and our efforts to train a skilled workforce, support the economy and maintain our state’s great quality of life.
UNH-led effort connects NH with high-speed internet
More residents and businesses across New Hampshire's 10 counties now enjoy high-speed internet access and improved safety communications thanks to a UNH-led public-private collaboration. Network New Hampshire Now recently completed work to add 865 miles of fiber-optic cable to under-served areas. MORE >>
Student access, affordability expanded
Fifty new $5,000 scholarships will be offered annually to the state's low-income community college students who enroll at UNH with their associate's degree completed.