Dartmouth Chooses Michigan Provost As New President

Dartmouth College has hired an alumnus who built his career as a professor and provost at a major university to succeed Jim Yong Kim as the school’s president. Philip Hanlon, a 1977 Dartmouth graduate and the current provost at the University of Michigan, will take office on July 1 as the college’s 18th president, the college announced this afternoon.

Americana Museums Reinvent Themselves, Attract New Visitors

Americana museums exist in many forms and many sizes across the country, from local historical societies to the Shelburne Museum in Vermont to the Smithsonian in Washington. Many of these museums have been having more trouble attracting visitors in recent years, and are trying a variety of innovative things in an effort to change that.

Valley News expands into Claremont

The Claremont, New Hampshire, area lost its daily newspaper earlier this month when the Eagle Times abruptly closed. That loss has created a local ‘news vacuum’ in the region. And a former competitor up the river from Claremont hopes to fill it.