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Colby alumnus donates $2.5M for Maine student scholarships

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A former corporate attorney for Scott Paper and S.D. Warren has donated $2.5 million to Colby College in Waterville to support financial aid for students from Maine.

Husson to confer honorary degrees on Vigue, Hunter

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Husson University announced this week that it will confer honorary doctorates on Peter G. Vigue, chairman of the board of Cianbro Cos., and Susan J. Hunter, the University of Maine’s first...

Maine Law students gear up for busy summer as Rural Practice Fellows

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law will send more students to rural areas this summer in its efforts to improve legal representation for people living outside major population centers.

UMaine hires high-profile researcher and STEM advocate as president

James McCarthy |

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, chief operating officer of the $7.8 billion National Science Foundation, will be the 21st president of the University of Maine and the president of the University of Maine at...

Marine-based magnet school set to open in Searsport

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The Maine Ocean School, a new public magnet high school with a marine-based curriculum, is scheduled to open in Searsport for the fall 2018 semester.

UMF president leaving to take new job at The College of New Jersey


University of Maine at Farmington President Kathryn A. Foster has accepted an appointment to serve as the next president of The College of New Jersey, effective July 1.

Action plan unveiled to make New England college grads ‘career-ready’


New England needs more college and university graduates who are career-ready, says a recently released report by the New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education and...

How important is Maine Law's rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings?

Renee Cordes |

The University of Maine School of Law just shot up in closely watched national law school rankings, but the school's dean, Danielle Conway, sees that as a mixed blessing.

UMaine receives $10M gift toward new engineering/design center

The University of Maine received an anonymous gift of $10 million from the family of an engineering graduate to be used for an $80 million engineering education and design center on the Orono campus.

300 full scholarships awarded at four UMaine campuses — with more to come


At a University of Maine System board of trustees meeting in Portland today, presidents of the campuses in Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias and Presque Isle reported that an initiative announced last...