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Bowdoin College recruiting veterans to increase diversity

Bowdoin College in Brunswick is actively recruiting former U.S. armed service personnel to join the ranks of its 1,800 students.

UMaine System’s 'early college' programming for high school students surges 23%

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Nearly 2,800 students from approximately 100 different Maine high schools are earning low- or no-cost college credits and preparing for a Maine career with early college courses through the...

USM, businesses launch institute to strengthen economic ties across the North Atlantic

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A new international consortium of universities and businesses could expand economic and educational ties between Maine and countries such as Iceland and Norway.

Saint Joseph's College to host N.E. Food System Innovation Challenge

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As part of the effort to contribute solutions to the challenges facing New England's food system, Saint Joseph's College will host the 2018 New England Food System Innovation Challenge featuring cash...

UMaine System's free tuition initiative is boosting enrollment

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The University of Maine System reported Tuesday that its initiatives to put more students on an affordable path to a college degree and a career in Maine are already seeing results.

USM to launch North Atlantic partnership with goal of growing state's economy

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The University of Southern Maine will announce Thursday its intent to form the Maine North Atlantic Institute, a comprehensive economic and educational collaboration working with Maine businesses,...

Brunswick energy technician training center expands

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An increase in the need for trained professionals in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration field has prompted the expansion of the Maine Energy Marketers Technical Education...

UMaine Foundation announces record fundraising in FY 2018

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More than 230 University of Maine benefactors gathered to celebrate a record-breaking year of fundraising at the annual University of Maine Foundation luncheon held on campus Oct. 26 during...

UNE joins two Icelandic colleges in offering new ‘ocean food systems’ degree

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The University of New England has signed an agreement with two Icelandic schools about collaborating on a new degree program in ocean food systems.

$1M gift establishes first-ever endowed agriculture faculty chair at UMPI

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With the stroke of a pen, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle received a gift of $1 million from benefactor Mary Barton Akeley Smith to establish the first-ever endowed chair in...