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Technology with a twist in new Husson University degree program

Renee Cordes |

Starting this school year, Husson University College of Business will offer an undergraduate degree in integrated technology.

Allen Island: A living lab where students can learn from fishermen, scientists, historians and artists

Lori Valigra |

Colby College students spend time on Allen Island, soaking up its lessons in ecology, history and art, as part of the college's unique collaboration with Up East Inc., a Wyeth family foundation...

Harold Alfond Foundation's $7.5M pledge advances The Maine Center initiative

James McCarthy |

The Harold Alfond Foundation announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies, an ambitious multi-phase $150...

Attracting students the old-fashioned way — with food


Thomas College will invite prospective students and families to campus on Aug. 18 for what it’s calling “Wicked Good TC Summer Visit.”

UMA's new president eyes expansion of cybersecurity degree program

Renee Cordes |

The new president of the University of Maine at Augusta is off to a running start as she looks into expanding the commuter school's cybersecurity studies program and offering interim credentials to...

UMF awarded Mellon Foundation grant


University of Maine at Farmington won a $500,000 grant to support its New Commons Project in Public Humanities and Arts for UMF and the Maine community.

Ripich steps down from UNE today, retires on a financial high note


As University of New England President Danielle Ripich officially retires today from the position she's held for 11 years, she leaves behind a financially sound university that has expanded greatly...

MDI Biological Lab offers 'biomedical boot camp' for high schoolers


A new biomedical bootcamp at the MDI Biological Laboratory will give high school students and recent graduates a chance to immerse themselves in science to explore whether they would like to pursue a...

Maine State Chamber, Educate Maine unveil plan to close state's 'skills gap'


The Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Educate Maine unveiled today an ambitious plan to close the skills gap for Maine employers by doubling in three years the number of students enrolled in...

Downeast Institute breaks ground on $5.8M expansion


The Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education broke ground today on a $5.8 million expansion that includes lab space to meet a variety of industry needs.