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Why Is It Important to Attend Virtual School Events?

Remote education and social distancing have created a situation where we cannot have the normal face to face interactions we are used to. Despite this, interacting with others is still important in order to make strong connections and relationships. Southern New Hampshire University continues to have events going on, remotely, of course. They are giving students opportunities to connect with other students who have
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Public Safety on Campus during COVID

Even with SNHU's campus mostly closed, public safety continues to aid the remaining faculty and students. Those utilizing SNHU’s emergency housing, grounds keeping, or those that need to be on campus to do their jobs are all being watched over by public safety. "Public safety includes general services such as helping students who may be locked out of their room, helping them access their
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Life On Campus: Emergency Housing

Students have been given the option to utilize emergency housing on campus for the 2020 fall semester. This option was put in place for those that were in unstable and unsafe living conditions as well as for those that had nowhere to live. Prior to the fall semester, an email was sent including a survey that asked students questions regarding their living situations which
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SNHU Professor Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

SNHU adjunct professor Joshua Dallaire, 37, was arrested on October 21 in his Manchester home on three counts of both distribution and possession of child sexual abuse images. Manchester Police began the investigation on September 7 based on a CyberTip forwarded by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. They tracked the IP address to Dallaire's home on Pine Street and executed
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How SNHU is Adapting to COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to reshape the world, colleges are scrambling to deliver effective solutions to their communities that adapt to the health crisis. While SNHU has had to accommodate like the rest, its existing online environment has undoubtedly made the transition smoother. Last spring, when SNHU decided to move to a completely online environment, it was already ahead of the curve. Thanks
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Blackout Weeks: Are They Mandatory?

The fall online semester is in full swing, and with it comes some changes to the usual SNHU academic calendar. Naturally, there has been some confusion regarding these changes, specifically about what SNHU is calling “Blackout Weeks,” which are the weeks of October 12th and November 23rd. The confusion begins with inconsistencies between classes. Some professors have those weeks “Blacked Out,” meaning there will
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Interim Campus President Wil Zemp to Step Down

In a duo of statements sent to faculty on September 23, 2020,  SNHU announced that Interim Campus President Wil Zemp would be leaving SNHU, effective October 16. Having previously served as President Paul LeBlanc's Chief of Staff, Zemp took over as Interim Campus President this summer following the retirement of former Campus President Patty Lynott. Zemp took over the position during a very stressful
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Trip to Guatemala Will Bring Students to an Indigenous Mayan Community for Documentary Video Production

In 1980, the Guatemalan government launched “Operation Sophia,” with the intention of ending the civil wars that were plaguing the country for 20 years. This mission would direct the Guatemalan army to destroy the civilian bases where the guerilla movement hid and targeted indigenous Mayan communities who were suspected of supporting them. More than 626 villages were destroyed, more than 200,000 people were killed
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Political Engagement Grows with a Bernie Sanders Rally

As the primaries and presidential election edge closer, more students are turning their eyes to the future of 2020. Inevitably, New Hampshire and the college student demographic is a top priority for many candidates, so it’s likely that the campus will keep seeing hopeful presidential visitors. For a few students, this has ignited efforts to bring more political engagement closer to home. Political activity
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SNHU Commits to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

It’s well known that one of the institutional goals for SNHU surrounds the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students quickly understand this when joining SNHU by having to take First Year Seminar, which aims to explore diversity issues in the classroom. However, it is less known that SNHU has developed a full five-year strategic plan to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in