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USM names new president after first choice leaves

The University of Southern Maine has named Glenn Cummings as its new president after the university’s first choice unexpectedly dropped out.

Maine's largest private schools

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Two University of Southern Maine students help organize a Bermuda cruise — for credit

Peter Van Allen |

Haylee Munson, who is from Cumberland, and Michelle Elliott, a native of Steep Falls (Standish), are both 21-year-old students at the University of...

How to develop a workforce using interns

Jennifer Hooper |

It's no secret that a primary objective of colleges and universities is to prepare undergraduate students for entering the workforce. Of course that means providing an education, but it...

Training budding scientists: Federal funding boosts Maine’s science and technology workforce

Lori Valigra |

Voot Yin knows the look. That first Eureka! moment in a fledgling scientist's eyes is so tantalizing he knows it will push them to achieve the feeling again and again.

UMaine graduate 'finds his star' through the college's innovation engineering program

James McCarthy |

Matthew Hodgkin, an animal and veterinary sciences graduate, has a lot more than a new Bachelor of Science diploma to show for his four years at the University of Maine in Orono.

Heeding the call of students

Peter Van Allen |

A recurring theme in conversations with businesspeople around the state is workforce training. There are people in Maine who need jobs. Companies need employees. But frequently companies...

LePage to lead trade mission to Japan, China

Gov. Paul LePage will lead a delegation of Maine businesses and educational institutions in a trade mission to Japan and China this October.

Maine Law’s new dean comes into a university system undergoing change

James McCarthy |

Danielle Conway isn't one to hide behind a desk. Upon greeting me when I arrived for a scheduled tape-recorded interview at her fifth-floor office at the University of Maine School of Law...

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.

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