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Bill would address dwindling broadband subsidy for schools, libraries

With revenues dwindling that support more than 900 schools and libraries across the state to pay for high-speed broadband connections, state Rep. Marty Grohman, D-Biddeford, has proposed legislation...

Maine faces a looming shortage of nurses

The latest Maine Nursing Forecaster predicts that the state will be down more than 3,000 nurses by 2025. The forecast says one solution is to increase capacity for in-state nursing education and...

Maine in lower tier of U.S. states for economic impact of immigrants


Maine ranks 37th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in WalletHub's new analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations.

Engineering News-Record names Dagher a 'Top 25 Newsmaker'


Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering News-Record.

Grant provides support for Mainers seeking digital careers


The University of New England Academy of Digital Sciences has been chosen as a learning provider by Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., which together with Educate Maine, received a $4 million U.S.

UNE receives two strong bond ratings


The University of New England said it received a financial rating of A3 by Moody's Investors Service, its first financial ranking by the debt-rating service, and an A-rating from Fitch Ratings.

Bill to lower college costs advances in State House

A majority of the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by state Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of...

Silicon Valley entrepeneur to lead weekend workshop


A Silicon Valley entrepreneur will lead a two-day workshop this weekend designed to give college students an immersive study of start-up techniques.

Colby College art museum receives $100 million gift

Peter and Paula Lunder, philanthropists with long ties to Colby College, have made another $100 million gift to the college’s museum of art.

USM gets green light to complete Portland master plan


The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has given the go-ahead to the University of Southern Maine to complete a master plan that could dramatically change the layout of its Portland campus.