Media Report on End of UMaine Onward Program
WLBZ (Channel 2) was one of three news stations to report the University of Maine’s Onward program will no longer accept new students. The program is designed to help students who otherwise might not be able to get into college whether it is due to financial hardships, struggles finishing high school, or other barriers, according to the report. Current Onward students will not be affected by the closing of the program. The university is ending the program after the 2014–15 academic year due to a combination of factors, including the opportunity to meet critical teaching and advising needs in two academic colleges. Current Onward faculty will be reassigned to those units. The Bangor Daily News and Sun Journal also carried reports about the program.