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University of Maine to cut $7 million from budget

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ORONO, Maine — University of Maine offices must distinguish $7 million in plan cuts throughout the following five days, albeit top grounds directors are swearing to reduce spending without wiping out scholastic projects. The advertisement of the slices to the Orono grounds’ $242.2 million financial plan was made at a personnel and staff gathering Thursday morning and was gotten decently ... Read More »

Maine universities have changed how to process, respond to reports of sexual violence

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By Nell Gluckman In an unprecedented move on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of colleges that are under investigation for how they handle sexual abuse and harassment complaints. None of Maine’s colleges was on the list, which administrators in Maine say is because the schools have made a concerted effort in recent years to change how ... Read More »

University of Maine System budget proposes 157 position cuts, takes $11.4 million from reserves

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By Nell Gluckman The University of Maine System will cut 157 positions across its seven campuses and central office and dip deep into its rainy day fund if a budget plan it released Tuesday is passed by the system’s board of trustees next month. The proposed budget features eight fewer positions lost than what system Chancellor James Page warned could ... Read More »

University of Maine names new Athletic Director

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The University of Maine has named Karlton Creech to replace Steve Abbott as the Director of Athletics, effective February 10. Creech, 41, is currently Senior Associate Director of Athletics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC). Creech was one of three finalists invited to interview on campus by the search committee out of a national pool of 68 ... Read More »

Falling enrollment predicted to stop at Maine’s universities

Enrollment at Maine’s universities has been dropping for years, but education officials say the worst is over and the student population should level off this semester following efforts to stem the decline. The number of students enrolled for the fall at the University of Maine System’s seven campuses fell from 33,626 in 2007 to 31,108 four years later, a drop ... Read More »

Arab uprisings push U.S. students from Egypt to Lebanon

Not so long ago, Western students wanting to study in the Arab world flocked to Cairo and Damascus. But as last year’s Egyptian uprising and enduring unrest in Syria made those once-secure locales more dangerous, Americans wanting a safer semester abroad started going in larger numbers to a place long synonymous with war and danger but of late experiencing peace: ... Read More »

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