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Report: Immigrants key to addressing Maine's workforce woes

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A new report from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Development Foundation says that attracting immigrants to the state is necessary to deal with Maine's workforce, which is projected...

Unity College: High demand leads to ‘instant admissions day’

Unity College officials say that a multi-year increase in demand has led the Waldo County private college to offer an “Instant Admissions Day” on Saturday, its third in three years.

Four Maine museums collect $382K in fed funding

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded $382,151 in grant funding to four museums across the state through the independent federal agency’s Museums for America program.

UNE among Maine schools named in U.S. News and World Report's 'Regional Universities North'

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The University of New England has yet another reason to celebrate the start of the new academic year, as U.S. News & World Report named the school one of the best universities in Regional...

UMaine one of 37 nationwide STEM projects to get NSF grant

Lori Valigra |

Researchers at the University of Maine in Orono will get a $299,451 grant from the new National Science Foundation INCLUDES program aimed at diversifying and boosting participation by women and...

Out-of-state enrollment costs offset drop in UMaine System enrollment

Orono and Fort Kent were the only schools in the University of Maine System to report enrollment increases over the past year. But system officials say that any revenue losses stemming from the lower...

$2.34M in funding earmarked for Maine health care programs, workforce training

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Nineteen Maine health care providers and educational institutions have been awarded $2,343,393 in grant funding from the Health Resources and Service Administration to help boost workforce training...

Report: UNE statewide economic impact tops $1 billion

James McCarthy |

The University of New England's economic impact across the state of Maine totaled more than $1 billion for the 2016 academic year that ended June 30, according to a report by Planning Decisions Inc.,...

A wild Wyeth appears! PMA launches its own spin on Pokemon Go

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While the Portland Museum of Art has been inundated with hopeful Pokemon Masters since the launch of Pokemon Go — both the museum and the McLellan-Sweat Mansion are Pokestops — the PMA,...

UMaine welcomes largest incoming class

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The University of New England isn’t the only Maine school celebrating a record number of incoming students — the University of Maine also welcomed its largest incoming class this week.