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The Dartmouth: Census data shows increased population and racial diversity in Upper Valley towns

2020 U.S. Census data shows an increase in racially diverse populations in Upper Valley towns in New Hampshire. Ken Johnson, Senior Demographer with the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy, was quoted by The Dartmouth: “A larger proportion of the minority populations of women are in their childbearing years, so there are more of them to have children,” Johnson said.

WebMD News Brief: Ohio Records More Deaths Than Births For The First Time in History

In 2020, half the states in the U.S. reported higher death than birth rates according to a study published by Ken Johnson of the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. WebMD recently reported how this grim trend is impacting Ohio – where the state recorded more deaths than births for the first time in history last year.

Foster's Daily Democrat: Portsmouth school district forms Equity Council for social justice

The Portsmouth, N.H., school district is forming an equity council of students, teachers, administrators, and community members who will serve the city's six public schools. Foster's Daily Democrat covered the pathway to a more equitable education and mentioned how University of New Hampshire's NH Listens will be facilitating sessions for the new 20-member Equity Council.

NHPR: Nashua's Public Health Division awaits a report on listening sessions with residents of color

The University of New Hampshire's NH Listens recently held four listening sessions to communicate with specific racial, ethnic, and community groups in Nashua and ultimately better understand the interactions of group members with the health care system. NHPR covered this project, which was funded by a post-COVID-19 Equity Grant, in a recent article and explained how The Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services will receive a report on the feedback and begin a conversation with health care providers across the city.

Still Seeing STARS

The University of New Hampshire has achieved a renewed platinum rating—the highest possible under the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)’s rating system—in recognition of its ongoing and increasing sustainability achievements. UNH is one of only nine higher education institutions in the nation to earn platinum from STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. Among the STARS platinum schools in the U.S., UNH has the 5th highest score.

Paving the Way

Francesco Preti ’21 is the first UNH student to graduate with a cotutelle, earning dual doctoral degrees from UNH and the University of Parma in northern Italy, where he is from.