In early February, students at Princeton University protested when a professor used the N-word in a class about hate speech. He ended up canceling the course. It’s hardly the first time this epithet has sparked a debate over racial sensitivity and freedom of speech, including last semester at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
It seems every few weeks there is a hate crime reported on a college campus in New England. The groups that keep track of these kinds of incidents say there is, in fact, a marked increase in the number of racist slurs found scrawled on campus walls and an increase in white supremacist group activity.
After the latest mass shooting at a school in Florida, there’s one idea most policy makers seem to agree on: If you see something, say something. But as NHPR’s Jason Moon reports, school officials and parents in one New Hampshire town are finding that’s a lot more complicated than it might seem.
Women are one of the fastest-growing demographics for outdoor recreation in New Hampshire. The state Department of Fish & Game has encouraged that for more than 20 years with its“Becoming an Outdoors-Woman” program, or BOW. It helps the department make money and cut down on preventable rescues.Read More
Many Muslim-Americans will tell you that this is a tough time for them. From the 9/11 attacks to President Trump’s proposed travel ban, Muslims in America feel besieged by discrimination and misunderstanding.
So Robert Azzi, a Lebanese-American Muslim who lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, is hoping to clear up some of that misunderstanding by encouraging dialogue with an invitation to “Ask a Muslim Anything.”
Of the 530 refugees who arrived in the New Haven region last year, more than 270 were children. Many are nearing the end of their first year in a U.S. school. A local arts organization has partnered with the region’s resettlement agency to create a special afterschool violin program for the young refugees.Read More