Latest University of New Hampshire News

Gubernatorial candidate series will look at civil liberties

Aug. 9, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A “Civil Liberties and the Corner Office” conversation series with state gubernatorial candidates is being hosted by the ACLU of New Hampshire and the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Candidates will be given the chance to discuss their...

No decision yet on dropping Pierce name from law school

Aug. 4, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is still deciding whether to remove name of the nation's 14th president due to concerns over his ties to slavery. Pierce, the only president to come from New Hampshire, served from 1853 to 1857. He never owned slaves and...

Fauci discusses reopening some schools, mask mandates

Aug. 3, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, on Monday warned against reopening schools in coronavirus hotspots. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases, spoke via video conference to physicians and medical students at New...

Governor takes up virus bills, delegation seeks SUD funding

Jul. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday to streamline absentee voting during the coronavirus pandemic but vetoed other measures aimed at helping workers, children and nursing home residents. While the attorney general’s office already had said voters concerned about the virus...

Faculty votes to remove Franklin Pierce name from law school

Jul. 8, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The faculty at a New Hampshire law school bearing the name of the state's only president, Franklin Pierce, have voted to support removing him from its title, weeks after students raised concerns about Pierce's ties to slavery. Pierce, the country’s 14th president, served from...

Some long-term care centers will allow outdoor visits soon

Jun. 16, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some long-term care centers in New Hampshire that meet state and federal criteria should be able to allow outdoor visits as soon as this weekend, the state’s health and human services commissioner said Tuesday. Centers need to submit a plan to health officials that would...