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Alfond program will ease loan burden for STEM professionals who stay in Maine


The Harold Alfond Foundation announced Tuesday a new statewide student loan repayment program called Alfond Leaders, which is designed to provide student loan debt relief for Maine residents who are...

USM students learn about ecotourism in Cuba


A group of students from the University of Southern Maine have completed an innovative, team-taught 20-day course off Cuba to learn how to develop a tourism strategy that included sustainable...

UNE names new president replacing Danielle Ripich

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The University of New England announced today that James Herbert, executive vice provost and dean of the graduate college at Drexel University in Philadelphia, will be the next president of the...

Bill would address dwindling broadband subsidy for schools, libraries

With revenues dwindling that support more than 900 schools and libraries across the state to pay for high-speed broadband connections, state Rep. Marty Grohman, D-Biddeford, has proposed legislation...

Maine faces a looming shortage of nurses

The latest Maine Nursing Forecaster predicts that the state will be down more than 3,000 nurses by 2025. The forecast says one solution is to increase capacity for in-state nursing education and...

Maine in lower tier of U.S. states for economic impact of immigrants


Maine ranks 37th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in WalletHub's new analysis of the economic impact of foreign-born populations.

Engineering News-Record names Dagher a 'Top 25 Newsmaker'


Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering News-Record.

Grant provides support for Mainers seeking digital careers


The University of New England Academy of Digital Sciences has been chosen as a learning provider by Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., which together with Educate Maine, received a $4 million U.S.

UNE receives two strong bond ratings


The University of New England said it received a financial rating of A3 by Moody's Investors Service, its first financial ranking by the debt-rating service, and an A-rating from Fitch Ratings.

Bill to lower college costs advances in State House

A majority of the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs committee voted on Wednesday to support a bill by state Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, to reduce the out-of-pocket costs of...