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As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, President Mooney was determined to keep Franklin Pierce University open. Because of the nature of its programs and its idyllic setting, which lets students enjoy a wealth of outdoor options such as hiking and kayaking, a return to a live campus became the preferred option in the fall.

Monday, December 21

In-person success: How Franklin Pierce made it happen

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, President Mooney was determined to keep Franklin Pierce University open. Because of the nature of its programs and its idyllic setting, which lets students enjoy a wealth of outdoor options such as hiking and kayaking, a return to a live campus became the preferred option in the fall.

A Holiday Message from Franklin Pierce University.

Wednesday, December 16

A Holiday Message

A Holiday Message from Franklin Pierce University.

Franklin Pierce University today announced the appointment of Catherine M. Paden, Ph.D. as provost and vice president for academic affairs. In July 2021, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s highly collaborative senior leadership team, where she will oversee the development, implementation and assessment of new programs and the ongoing review and evaluation of existing curricula. She will report directly to Dr. Kim Mooney, president of Franklin Pierce University.

Wednesday, December 16

Announcement: New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affair

Franklin Pierce University today announced the appointment of Catherine M. Paden, Ph.D. as provost and vice president for academic affairs. In July 2021, Dr. Paden will assume her new role as the chief academic officer on Franklin Pierce’s highly collaborative senior leadership team, where she will oversee the development, implementation and assessment of new programs and the ongoing review and evaluation of existing curricula. She will report directly to Dr. Kim Mooney, president of Franklin Pierce University.

As announced earlier Tuesday by the Northeast-10 Conference, given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region, the league’s Council of Presidents has voted to cancel formal regular season and championship competition in the Conference’s seven winter sports. Impacted sports involve competition for both men and women in basketball, indoor track & field, and swimming & diving as well as men’s ice hockey.

Tuesday, December 15

NE10 Update on Winter Sports

As announced earlier Tuesday by the Northeast-10 Conference, given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region, the league’s Council of Presidents has voted to cancel formal regular season and championship competition in the Conference’s seven winter sports. Impacted sports involve competition for both men and women in basketball, indoor track & field, and swimming & diving as well as men’s ice hockey.

Several weeks into the fall semester at Franklin Pierce University and the dust from the original flurry of COVID-19 testing done on returning students has settled, with the university reporting only one active case currently on the Rindge campus.

Wednesday, September 09

FPU settles into new normal

Several weeks into the fall semester at Franklin Pierce University and the dust from the original flurry of COVID-19 testing done on returning students has settled, with the university reporting only one active case currently on the Rindge campus.

A total of 10 Franklin Pierce University students have tested positive for COVID-19 since they began returning to campus on Aug. 16, but that's not necessarily a surprise to the school leaders.

Thursday, September 03

COVID-19 response going according to plan

A total of 10 Franklin Pierce University students have tested positive for COVID-19 since they began returning to campus on Aug. 16, but that's not necessarily a surprise to the school leaders.

In-class instruction began for more than 1,200 Franklin Pierce University students on the Rindge campus last week, despite six students testing positive for the COVID-19 virus during testing done on every student as they arrived on campus.

Monday, August 24

Six students test positive in return to FPU campus

In-class instruction began for more than 1,200 Franklin Pierce University students on the Rindge campus last week, despite six students testing positive for the COVID-19 virus during testing done on every student as they arrived on campus.

Officials with colleges and universities in the Granite State said they have been preparing to reopen for months, and for many, it has come at a cost.

Monday, August 17

NH college presidents say flexible aid needed as campuses reopen

Officials with colleges and universities in the Granite State said they have been preparing to reopen for months, and for many, it has come at a cost.

The Council of Presidents of the Northeast-10 Conference voted unanimously on Thursday, July 16, to suspend all NE10-sponsored competition and championships through December 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, July 16

NE10 Suspends Conference-Sponsored Competition for Fall Semester

The Council of Presidents of the Northeast-10 Conference voted unanimously on Thursday, July 16, to suspend all NE10-sponsored competition and championships through December 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A month ago, the killing of George Floyd, like so many senseless deaths before, offered a stark reminder of the systemic racism that continues to plague our nation. Mr. Floyd’s murder set in motion a long overdue refusal to accept the status quo, and revealed in thousands of peaceful protests Americans' collective commitment to justice and equality for all.

Friday, June 26

Franklin Pierce University Issues Statement on Racism

A month ago, the killing of George Floyd, like so many senseless deaths before, offered a stark reminder of the systemic racism that continues to plague our nation. Mr. Floyd’s murder set in motion a long overdue refusal to accept the status quo, and revealed in thousands of peaceful protests Americans' collective commitment to justice and equality for all.

On Thursday evening, June 18, more than eighty members of the Franklin Pierce community convened for the university’s second virtual gathering to listen, learn, reflect, share and ultimately evaluate how it can help advance real change in the effort to eliminate systemic racism. Thursday night’s session included the heartfelt and often emotional stories and reflections of several participants who shared their personal experiences.

Tuesday, June 23

Ravens Continue Conversation on Diversity and Inclusivity

On Thursday evening, June 18, more than eighty members of the Franklin Pierce community convened for the university’s second virtual gathering to listen, learn, reflect, share and ultimately evaluate how it can help advance real change in the effort to eliminate systemic racism. Thursday night’s session included the heartfelt and often emotional stories and reflections of several participants who shared their personal experiences.

The Board of Trustees of Franklin Pierce University announces the appointment of new member Genevieve McGillicuddy, Vice President, Enterprises and Strategic Partnerships at Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in Atlanta, GA. She brings deep experience in marketing and leadership to her role on the Board of Trustees, as well as an enduring appreciation for the opportunities to explore and experiment that she had as a student at Franklin Pierce University.

Tuesday, June 02

FPU Welcomes Genevieve McGillicuddy to its Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Franklin Pierce University announces the appointment of new member Genevieve McGillicuddy, Vice President, Enterprises and Strategic Partnerships at Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in Atlanta, GA. She brings deep experience in marketing and leadership to her role on the Board of Trustees, as well as an enduring appreciation for the opportunities to explore and experiment that she had as a student at Franklin Pierce University.

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