News Brief July 2013
While the recently adopted state budget is great news for New Hampshire students and their families, I am equally grateful for how the budget process helped us create a renewed, stronger and even more effective partnership with our state's elected leaders.
State budget clears way for tuition freeze, scholarships
Shortly after the Legislature restored funding for the University System of New Hampshire to $69 million in the first year of the new biennium and $84 million in the second, the system's board of trustees voted unanimously on June 28 to freeze tuition for in-state students for two years, which will help thousands of New Hampshire students and families. This is the first time in 25 years the board has voted to freeze in-state tuition.
Commencements celebrated in Durham, Manchester and Concord
At recent ceremonies in Durham, Manchester and Concord, UNH commencement speakers urged graduates to maintain a commitment to serving others as a core value throughout their careers and in their communities.
UNH student team takes 3rd in NASA competition
While it's the off-season for most Wildcats, a team of UNH students recently returned from an international competition with a trophy. The UNH LunaCats rocketed to a surprising third-place finish in NASA's fourth annual Lunabotics Mining Competition May 20 to 24.