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UNE's James Herbert keen to take team-based health education 'to the next level'

Renee Cordes |

James Herbert succeeded Danielle N. Ripich as president of University of New England in July 2017. He spent 15 years at Drexel University in Philadelphia, most recently...

Maine Community Foundation awards $3M in scholarships in 2018

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The Maine Community Foundation reported it awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships in 2018 to more than 1,000 Maine students attending schools in the state, across the country and around the world.

New nursing program aims to help fill education, workforce gaps

Maureen Milliken |

A move to fill the critical gap in both the state's nursing needs and its education opportunities begins in January, when a group of 12 men and women will be the first class of the Maine College of...

UMaine trustees set 'strategic priorities' for next three to five years

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University of Maine System’s board of trustees adopted on Wednesday a multi-year set of strategic priorities that are intended to continue and expand the One University reform effort over the...

Search for successor begins as Page announces retirement as UMaine System's chancellor

James McCarthy |

James H. Page, chancellor of the University of Maine System, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from that position in June at the end of the current academic year in 2019.

Whole Oceans partnering with USM on workforce development program

Laurie Schreiber |

Whole Oceans, a company planning to construct a land-based Atlantic salmon aquafarm on the site of the former Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport, will collaborate with the University of Southern Maine to...

Sizeable customer base seen for Maine Maritime Academy's new training center

Laurie Schreiber |

With 26,000 commercial mariners transiting the East Coast coastal and inland waterways at any given time, Maine Maritime Academy expects there will be a sizeable customer base for its new Center for...

Maine State Chamber launches work-based learning programs with $95K grant

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation selected the Maine State Chamber of Commerce to participate in its Career Readiness Lab, and receive $95,000 to implement a work-based learning program to...

Report: Maine public colleges lowest in New England for tuition and fees

Renee Cordes |

Maine's public colleges have New England's lowest average tuition and fee rates, says a report by the New England Board of Higher Education released this week.

Jobs training programs at community colleges boosted by Alfond grant

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A $3.6 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation will help Maine's seven community colleges expand and strengthen short-term training for those seeking to enter the workforce, as well as...

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