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USM and SMCC launch program to address shortage of engineers in Maine

The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College signed a series of agreements on April 24 designed to boost the numbers of qualified engineers entering the Maine workforce.

Tyler Technologies awards $10K to 2017 Maine App Challenge winners


Five tech-savvy students from three Maine high schools received college scholarships totaling $10,000 as winners of the 2017 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students...

Colby gets $25 million gift for students to study abroad

Students at Colby College will have greater opportunity to study abroad, thanks to a $25 million gift to the Waterville liberal arts college from the Davis family and a trustee of its charitable...

New welfare-to-work program yields results

A vocational skills training program in Augusta called Breaking the Cycle has seen 60 enrollees who successfully landed jobs.

UMaine at Augusta president resigns

James Conneely, president at University of Maine at Augusta since January 2016, announced Tuesday he is leaving the job effective June 30, 2017. Conneely informed employees of his decision late...

Husson receives largest gift in its history from Alfond foundation


Husson University announced today it is receiving a $4 million matching gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation to go toward the construction of a new College of Business building on its Bangor campus.

UMaine Law launches rural lawyer pilot project


The University of Maine School of Law is launching its Rural Lawyer Pilot Project Saturday with a “Preparing for Rural Practice” workshop for attorneys and law students.

UNE College of Dental Medicine to graduate first class


The University of New England's College of Dental Medicine will mark a milestone as it holds its commencement ceremony for its inaugural graduating class on May 20.

UMaine Machias to become regional campus in July


The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a partnership between its flagship campus at Orono and UMaine Machias.

Former Bowdoin president has challenge of rebuilding UMass Boston

Barry Mills, who led Bowdoin College for 14 years, has the task of stabilizing the struggling University of Massachusetts campus in Boston.