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Four UMaine campuses to waive tuition and fees for eligible Maine students

Renee Cordes |

Hoping to lure more Maine undergraduates pursuing full-time study, four University of Maine System campuses will offer financially challenged students free tuition.

Meet UNE's new president: Recruiting senior leadership, international students are early initiatives

Renee Cordes |

James Herbert, who succeeded Danielle Ripich as president of the University of New England in July, discusses some early initiatives in a Q. and A. interview with Mainebiz Senior Writer Renee Cordes.

Husson program aims to help students get into high-growth financial planning field

Renee Cordes |

Husson University College of Business in Bangor has launched an undergraduate degree program in financial planning, a lucrative niche profession projected to see 30% employment growth nationwide...

USM unveils $15M 'Promise Scholars' program to aid disadvantaged youths


The University of Southern Maine Foundation launched a campaign to raise $15 million to fund its Promise Scholarship program, money that would provide up to 100 students with as much as 50% of their...

Northern Maine's colleges finding new ways to strengthen workforce

Maureen Milliken |

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page has said that, if the state's economy is going to improve, Maine has to make it easier — and cheaper — for residents to earn a college...

Needing more workers, logging industry establishes first-ever training program

Laurie Schreiber |

After just three months in Maine's first post-secondary training program for mechanized logging equipment, Cody Dennison already has a couple of job options lined up with forestry...

Coalition: Nearly half of Midcoast, Downeast nurses to retire in next decade


Nearly half the registered nurses working in Midcoast and Downeast Maine are expected to retire or reduce work hours over the next 10 years, according to new report released Thursday by the Maine...

Grant to support women seeking non-traditional jobs in The County


The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $304,291 grant to the Aroostook County Action Program to support women seeking training in non-traditional jobs in northern Maine.

Netflix CEO’s $5M gift to help under-served Bowdoin students

Netflix CEO and Bowdoin College graduate Reed Hastings has donated $5 million to his alma mater in Brunswick for a new program to improve graduation rates of students who are low-income,...

Challenged by regulatory ‘minefield’? New Maine Law certificate program might help


A new certificate program in regulatory compliance launched by the University of Maine School of Law this fall will help non-lawyer professionals at businesses, nonprofits and government agencies...