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Geert Cappelaere, the UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, with a child suffering from cholera, on a recent trip to Yemen.
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Modern-day Vermonters may think of cholera as an ancient disease, but researchers at Dartmouth College are still looking for cures. And in war-torn Yemen, cholera is rampant even today. How are local labs connecting to this global issue?

A panel of women behind the documentary "It's Criminal" takes questions from audience members. The panel included Dartmouth professors, students, formerly incarcerated women and the filmmaker.
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At the White River Indie Festival over the weekend audiences watched the local debut of a documentary that follows a Dartmouth College class working with incarcerated women from Sullivan County, New Hampshire.

Jim Wieck, far right, a hydrogeologist and senior project manager overseeing the Rennie Farm cleanup, talks to residents about the pump and treat system at the former Dartmouth College burial site.
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The remediation system cleaning up a Hanover neighborhood’s chemically contaminated groundwater appears to be working.

In the early 20th century, Vermont was among a group of states that had policies on the books based on eugenics — the idea that the human population could be controlled to bring out what were considered "desirable" characteristics.

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After the election of President Donald Trump, Dartmouth professor of government Brendan Nyhan warned of the possible erosion of democratic norms. Now, as we reach the 100-day mark of the Trump Administration, VPR is checking back in with Nyhan for his thoughts on how the administration is faring so far.

A Hanover couple has reached a settlement with Dartmouth College after their groundwater was contaminated by a former hazardous waste site.

A large parcel of land is being added to the Appalachian Trail in Hanover.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Dartmouth College buried lab animals, human tissues and other medical waste at Rennie Farm. Today some drinking water in the areas around Rennie Farm has been contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a suspected carcinogen.

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This weekend, residents of a Hanover neighborhood near a Dartmouth College hazardous waste site went to check out a system designed to clean up their groundwater.

Dartmouth College is implementing a program to protect property value in the Hanover neighborhood affected by a contamination caused by the school.

Residents of a Hanover neighborhood say they will be suing Dartmouth College in federal court over a contamination affecting their drinking water.

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Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday. A Dartmouth professor has been arguing that Trump's candidacy and presidential campaign have steadily eroded the political norms that provide a solid foundation for American democracy.

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The general assumption has been that the higher the student loan debt, the more likely for a young adult to "boomerang" back to their parents' house. According to a recent study though, it's a more complicated than that.

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Dartmouth political scientist Brendan Nyhan has been warning that the Trump presidency could undermine democratic norms — not through a single event, but through a slow erosion and normalization of undemocratic actions.   

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Under new federal legislation, the Environmental Protection Agency will work to deepen its understanding of 10 chemicals in commercial use. Topping that list is 1,4-dioxane, which has also been found in drinking water in a Hanover, New Hampshire, neighborhood. 

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This week, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hanover, the play Intimate Apparel is being performed by Dartmouth students. The play is set in 1905 but director Tazewell Thompson says the themes are reflective of our time.

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As residents of a Hanover, New Hampshire neighborhood grapple with a contamination caused by Dartmouth College, the school is providing more information about the health hazards of the chemical released.

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A Hanover family whose drinking water was contaminated by a Dartmouth College hazardous waste burial site is now threatening to sue. The Higgins family is giving the college 90 days to relocate them.

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With less than a month before the presidential election, former president Bill Clinton came to Hanover, New Hampshire Monday to stump for his wife Hillary Clinton at an event at Dartmouth College.

Bill Clinton will campaign for his wife in New Hampshire on Monday. The former president plans to make stops at Keene State College and Dartmouth College in Hanover.

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