Media report on framework for reopening colleges, universities

The Associated Press, Portland Press Herald, Sun Journal, Bangor Daily News, WABI, WGME, Maine Public and WVII (Channel 7) reported that Maine higher education leaders released a framework for reopening the state’s colleges and universities in a way that prioritizes fall on-campus learning. WMTW and The Courier of Montgomery County ran the AP story. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, was a member of the working group. The BDN reported the University of Maine System has mapped classrooms to understand in-person capacity for each one and is looking at simultaneously offering classes in person and live online. Ferrini-Mundy told WGME that “bringing students together and being able to serve students in Maine is critical.”