News Brief October 2013
New Hampshire parents and students welcomed especially great—and much-appreciated—news as they came to our campuses this fall: a two-year freeze on in-state tuition. It was our first tuition freeze in 25 years, a step made possible after the Legislature approved a budget that restores most of the public support for higher education that was cut in 2011.
Marine school: Top 10 already
The new UNH School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is off to a good start since it was launched in September—it's already among the top 10 such schools in the nation. And it's bringing in $25 million a year. Those notables came about because of how the school was created: It brings together the assets of UNH's existing marine-related research, teaching and outreach to create the University's first interdisciplinary school. MORE >>
Giving back—and then some!
Emmy-winning television producer Marcy Carsey ’66 has a great deal of passion for her alma mater and for inspiring young people to pursue careers in public service. Early this month, she made a major mark on both, with a gift of $20 million to UNH to support the creation of the new Carsey School for Public Policy. Her gift is the second largest in UNH history." MORE >>
Greggs, Haas receive UNH’s top honors
U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg and Kathy Gregg received the Pettee Medal award and Thomas W. Haas received the Hubbard Family Award for Service to Philanthropy, the University’s most prestigious awards, at a celebration last month.
Students to governor, lawmakers: Thank you!
Usually, it’s the Governor and Executive Council that present awards to citizens at their joint meetings. But when they met at UNH in September, UNH students stepped up to present a commendation thanking them for restoring most of the state’s support for higher education. The support made it possible for UNH to freeze in-state tuition for two years. Gov. Maggie Hassan also recognized three UNH programs with commendations: Northeast Passage, the UNH Football Team and Project SMART. MORE >>
Nobel Laureate inspires forum, challenge
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and pioneer of the global microfinance industry, rallied hundreds of New Hampshire students and entrepreneurs during a recent visit to Durham for the New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum and the Social Business Innovation Challenge.