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MECA mulls partnership with documentary school

After announcing that it would close doors this fall, the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland may be rescued through a possible partnership with the Maine College of Art.

UMaine System projects $16M shortfall

The cost of severance and retirement has contributed to a projected $16 million shortfall in the University of Maine System’s budget for the fiscal year that just ended.

A community model for inspiring young women to STEM achievement

Kathryn Woodson Barr |

The founding of the Sisters of Mercy, a religious congregation dedicated to the concerns of women and children, was inspired by Mother Catherine McAuley's confrontation with poverty and...

MCED launches online course for entrepreneurs

The Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development has launched an online learning platform called that offers courses for entrepreneurs.

UNE, Bangor Savings to launch online professional development program

Lori Valigra |

Bangor Savings Bank and the University of New England said Thursday that they will launch an online professional development program this fall whereby the bank's employees can take online...

Maine gets $1.1M to link workforce, education data

The Maine Department of Labor is receiving $1.1 million in federal funds to expand databases that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of workforce and education programs.

Unity College president to step down

Unity College President Stephen Mulkey is stepping down at the end of this year to retire.

UMaine Augusta, Fort Kent hire interim leaders

Two Maine university officials have been named as interim leaders for the University of Maine System’s campuses in Augusta and Fort Kent.

N.E. now included in UK's GREAT Tech Awards

Lori Valigra |

The United Kingdom has expanded its GREAT Tech Awards this year to include New...

Portland documentary school to close

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland is planning to close this September after seeing a decline in enrollment and finances.