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Husson trustees OK $3M 'wellness learning center'


Husson University's board of trustees approved the construction of a new 7,100-square-foot, $3 million wellness learning center on the institution's Bangor campus. The new facility addresses a...

Maine Maritime Academy to build $2.5M firefighting training facility

Maine Maritime Academy plans to build a new $2.5 million shipboard firefighting training facility on land it owns in Penobscot.

New MCCS training program to help BIW fill critical jobs


The Maine Community College System will train up to 90 skilled workers for Bath Iron Works, helping the shipbuilder fill critical jobs.

Veteran conservationist joins Schoodic Institute as president and CEO


Schoodic Institute, a nonprofit partner of Acadia National Park, named Don Kent as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Mark Berry, who was the Schoodic Institute's leader for three years.

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.