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EMCC head may step down for Florida post

Eastern Maine Community College President Lawrence Barrett is potentially stepping down after announcing that he has tentatively accepted a job offer in Florida.

Job training program helps ex-Verso workers

Some workers who were laid off from Verso Corp.’s former Bucksport mill are being retrained for woodworking and cabinetmaking jobs as part of a collaborative program between...

Cutler confirmed to lead new graduate school

The University of Maine System confirmed Wednesday that Eliot Cutler, the two-time former gubernatorial candidate, will lead the creation of a new graduate law and business...

Cutler to oversee new business, law school

The University of Maine System is expected to hire two-time gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler to oversee establishment of the Alfond Professional and Graduate Center, a new...

UMaine Law climbs U.S. News rankings

The University of Maine School of Law has climbed 19 positions in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of the country’s best law...

N.J. educator named as USM's president

Harvey Kesselman, provost at Stockton University in Pomona, N.J., was named USM's new president.

Alfond commits $23M to college scholarships

The Alfond Scholarship Foundation announced Monday that more than $23 million has been committed to fund the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge Grant for eligible Maine resident babies.

Feds give $2.5M to Maine housing authorities

The Maine State Housing Authority is receiving the majority of a more than $2.5 million grant from the federal government to help residents obtain affordable housing.

As public funding for R&D slows, universities feel pinch

Lori Valigra |

University spending on research and development rose by less than half a percent nationally in fiscal year 2013, according to data released recently by the National Science Foundation.

AT&T gives $200K to school for career prep

AT&T’s grant-making arm has donated $200,000 to Cony High School in Augusta for a career preparation program that seeks to address Maine’s so-called "skills...