Media report on Alfond gift of $240 million to UMS, UMaine

The Bangor Daily NewsPortland Press HeraldWABI (Channel 5), the Associated PressMaine Public, News Center Maine and Mainebiz reported that the University of Maine System will receive a grant of $240 million from the Harold Alfond Foundation. A portion of the funds will be used to establish a system-wide College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science and for improvements to the engineering education infrastructure at the University of Maine. published an opinion piece about the funding. U.S. News & World Report, WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), WQDY/WALZ radio station and The Washington Times shared the AP story. The Sun Journal shared the Press Herald story.