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Jackson Lab expanding into China with university collaboration

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A goal several years in the making is finally being realized for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, as the biomedical lab announced that it will be expanding into China through a partnership with...

UMaine Business Challenge lands $30K sponsorship

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The University of Maine’s Business Challenge has netted a three-year, $10,000 annual sponsorship from the Hampden-based Business Lending Solutions.

USM president wants major changes at Portland campus

New dorms, a performing arts center and reconfiguring a major connector road that cuts through the campus were just some of the items on USM President Glenn Cummings' wish list.

#MBNext16: Melik Peter Khoury is an agent of change at 'America's Environmental College'

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Melik Peter Khoury, president of Unity College, is an academic with an unorthodox academic background. He's a self-described agent of change in a world of higher education that's not always eager to...

Maine DOL program for disabled students gets $9M from feds

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The Maine Department of Labor will get $9 million to develop a program to link Maine high school graduates with disabilities with employers and vocational training programs.

UMaine Augusta drone course takes flight

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When Augusta locals look to the sky at the end of October they might just find themselves sitting in on Maine’s first university-level unmanned aerial vehicle course, as the University of Maine...

Maine Coast Waldorf School launches $6.1M expansion campaign

The Freeport-based Maine Coast Waldorf School has launched the largest capital campaign in its 32-year history to fund three major projects on its campus.

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.