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UMaine System trustees approve UMPI ag program, hear from nursing students

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University of Maine System trustees on Monday signed off on an undergraduate agriculture and agribusiness program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and reviewed plans to expand nursing...

Thomas College helping workers at central Maine businesses gain skills

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Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation is offering a variety of highly topical professional development subjects in three- and six-week sessions that are taught by the...

Saint Joseph’s College lands $180K grant to spur interest in STEM fields

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Saint Joseph’s College will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation for the college’s “Chemistry for the Community” initiative.

USM is committed to 'workforce development'

I could not agree more with a letter you published recently from Thomas Harmon (See letter to the editor,...

University of Southern Maine ponders changing its name

In a letter sent to alumni on Wednesday, University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings floated the idea of changing the university's name.

Bernstein Shur gives $50K to Maine Law in honor of retiring shareholder

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The Portland-based law firm Bernstein Shur has committed to a $50,000 gift to the University of Maine School of Law in honor of its retiring shareholder Pat Peard. The gift is intended to support the...

Northern Maine universities pursue ways to attract and keep more nurses in rural Maine

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An academic partnership between the University of Maine campuses at Fort Kent and Presque Isle to offer a nursing degree and Husson University's $3 million Wellness and Learning Center that will...

USM arts center is not the answer

I have been a reader of Mainebiz for several years and enjoy the publication a great deal. I have a startup business in Scarborough and commute between Manhattan for other income, to...

Axiom lands $700K grant to close 'digital divide' in eight Maine counties

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Machias-based Axiom Education and Training Center received a $699,503 AmeriCorps grant from the Maine Commission for Community Service to support 16 AmeriCorps workers who will provide digital...

Renovations underway at Islesford Boatworks building

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Islesford Boatworks’s renovations of a historic waterfront building are underway on this small island off Mount Desert Island.