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USM receives largest donation ever to fund athletic complex improvements

The University of Southern Maine has received the largest gift in its history, $1.65 million, to fund improvements at Costello Sports Complex on the school’s Gorham campus.

Federal funding will support distance learning, telemedicine programs

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Monday that more than $2 million in federal funding will go to six entities throughout the state to support distance learning and telemedicine programs.

UMaine engineering college gets $100,000 donation from Pratt & Whitney

The University of Maine College of Engineering said a recent $100,000 donation from the aerospace manufacturer will be used to bolster recruiting efforts for prospective students considering the...

USM’s proposed international school gets initial OK

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved a resolution Monday applauding the University of Southern Maine’s proposal to establish an early college for international students.

Maine Law demonstrates that a small school can have a global reach

Laurie Schreiber |

The dean of University of Maine School of Law says the school embodies a network that originates beyond the school — law firms, corporations, public interest organizations and state and local...

Incubator for new lawyers launched in Portland

A Portland nonprofit organization launched this fall will serve as an incubator for new lawyers and provide lower-cost legal representation to clients.

Unity College unveils $6 million expansion plan

The private, environmental college plans to build a new academic building and freshman residence hall to accommodate higher student enrollment.

UMaine System moves toward purchasing more local food

The University of Maine System will evaluate bids from dining service vendors who could meet the system's goal of purchasing 20% of its food from local sources by 2020.

Colby College buys fourth downtown Waterville building

Colby College is continuing its investment into Waterville's downtown with the purchase of a fourth property in the last four months.

Report: Maine Maritime Academy one of top schools for high earners

Maine Maritime Academy in Castine is one of the top four-year colleges nationwide for preparing students for high-paying jobs, according to a report released Thursday by the Brookings Institution.