The Bangor Daily News reported the resignation Friday of former UMaine President Robert Kennedy, who left Maine in June 2011 to become president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education in Connecticut. The article said Kennedy was pressured to resign amid a controversy in Connecticut over several actions by Kennedy, including the improper authorization of raises. An Associated Press article also appeared on the Boston Globe website and the Hartford Courant. The Bangor Daily News also published a follow-up story in which University of Maine System Chancellor James Page said that the Connecticut situation is different from a similar controversy earlier this year over raises at the University of Southern Maine.
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