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Purposeful Work: Bates College prepares students for work that fits their skills and interests

James McCarthy |

Like most of his peers who will graduate this coming spring, Bates College senior Reed Mszar is thinking a lot about his future. He's pursued a double major in biochemistry and sociology,...

Educate Maine report: Maine students are lagging in college completion rates

Renee Cordes |

Maine college students lag behind their New England peers in college completion rates and face greater costs, according to a report released today by Educate Maine.

Out-of-state enrollment up 14% at Maine's public universities

Renee Cordes |

Out-of-state enrollment at the University of Maine System this fall jumped by 13.9% to 4,846, according to a report presented at the two-day UMS Board of Trustees November meeting that wrapped up on...

Summit focuses on building 'foundation' of Maine's workforce


State leaders from the fields of medicine, education and business will address the importance of early childhood experiences during the Maine Community Foundation's annual “Invest in...

Avesta Housing awards two $1,000 scholarships


Avesta Housing, the Portland-based nonprofit provider of affordable housing, recently announced two winners of its first-ever educational scholarship.

Legal eagles: Young lawyers finding Maine's quality of life is a compelling reason to stay here

Maureen Milliken |

Lindsay Milne landed her dream job when she graduated from Fordham University law school in 2010, at Akin Gump in New York City.

Maine Law tackles the need for more young lawyers in state's rural communities

Renee Cordes |

Maine's rural communities could use more younger lawyers amid a looming shortage prompted by an aging out of the profession. Around the state, sole practitioners approaching retirement age are having...

MMG Insurance makes pledge in support of Husson’s $16M building project


MMG Insurance, a regional property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Presque Isle, has pledged $50,000 in support of the proposed new Husson College of Business building on the...

Bates receives grant to help college's diversity effort


Bates College is part of a consortium that received $5.5 million to advance diversity in higher education. The grant, from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be used as part of the Creating...

Warren Construction finishes $6.3M Waldorf addition


Maine Coast Waldorf School, Maine's only early-childhood-through-grade-12 Waldorf school, completed a major $6.3 million transformation of its Freeport campus with the dedication of a new high school...