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  • UNH Facilities is instituting key issue policy and procedure changes within the next few weeks that will affect the way keys are requested on campus.  These changes will lead to a paperless streamlined system allowing designated “key requestors” to request keys online through the Facilities database FAMIS. 

    A list is being sent to BSC directors and RCU heads to confirm key requestors within each RC unit. Facilities is holding two presentations on campus in September that will outline policy, procedure, and an overview of FAMIS as well as the historical reasons for why these changes are occurring. Key requestors will receive an invitation to this presentation and are encouraged to attend.  Policy and procedure information will also be available online at the Facilities website as the go-live date draws near. 

    Facilities has been leveraging the software package FAMIS for several months to track maintenance related work. The spring rollout gave all...

  • Emily Gold and Barack Obama.
    Emily Gold, a first-year student at UNH, will serve as an official page with the New Hampshire delegation at the Democratic National Convention. Gold, 18, from Manchester, is majoring in political science. Here she is pictured with President Barack Obama during his visit to Durham in June 2012.

    Emily Gold, a first-year political science student from Manchester, is starting her academic career at UNH with a once-in-a-lifetime experience serving as an official page to the New Hampshire delegation attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Gold, 18, is the only UNH student serving in an official capacity as a page or delegate at either national political convention.

    “Being selected as a...

  • Sixty-four percent of Granite State residents did not agree with the state legislature’s decision to cut funding by 50 percent for public colleges and universities in New Hampshire, according to the latest Granite State Poll conducted by the UNH Survey Center.

    Five hundred eighty one (581) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by telephone between Aug. 1 and 12, 2012. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.1 percent.

    The survey also found that eighty-four percent of those polled believe keeping public colleges affordable is worth an investment in state tax dollars, and 71 percent favor restoring the state funding if in-state tuition rates are frozen at current levels. That number jumps to 81 percent if additional funds are made available for financial aid for lower income students.

    The USNH board of trustees is expected to vote Sept. 11, 2012, to ask the state legislature to restore funding to $100 million in return for no tuition...