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UMaine names President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy has appointed a 30-member Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to advise campus leadership and report on institutional efforts and actions to ensure inclusive excellence. The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is co-chaired by Kimberly Whitehead, chief of staff to the President, and Susan McKay, founding director […]

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International students speak to BDN about rescinding of ICE rules

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Janina Deisenrieder and Raj Anupam, both international graduate students from the University of Maine, about the federal government rescinding new regulations from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that affected international students. The rules, before being withdrawn Tuesday, required international students to take in-person classes in the fall 2020 semester […]

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Allan, colleagues providing free hazing prevention professional development opportunities

As colleges and universities continue to face uncertainty during the coronavirus pandemic, professor of higher education Elizabeth Allan and other members of the University of Maine community are supporting campus professionals nationwide this summer with free virtual office hours and a series of free webinars. These professional development opportunities are being offered in conjunction with […]

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Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop July 15

The University of Maine Career Center and UMaine Graduate School will host the next live University of Maine Virtual Career Exploration and Graduate School Workshop at 2 p.m. July 15. The free public event, available on the UMaine Graduate School YouTube channel, is part of a workshop series that provides resources for career exploration, networking, […]

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Gilbert, Ralph speak with News Center Maine about return to campus

News Center Maine interviewed Faye Gilbert, interim executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of Maine, about the university reopening campus for the fall 2020 semester. The university shifted to remote-learning in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but officials plan to bring back in-person instruction, complemented with options for […]

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Press Herald quotes Ferrini-Mundy, Ralph about prospective return of sports

The Portland Press Herald quoted University of Maine President Joan-Ferrini Mundy about the possible return of college sports to campuses this fall. While President Ferrini-Mundy said she is hopeful that college athletes will be able to compete, officials have been developing “contingency plans in the event that our seasons are shortened, delayed or interrupted,” as […]

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UMaine student veterans speak with WABI about service, patriotism 

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed two veterans studying at the University of Maine  about their service and patriotism in a two-part series recognizing Independence Day. Matt Schaefer, who studies education, served in the U.S. Marines for 12 years, and said he takes great pride in his service. Schaefer also said Americans should not “hide from the […]

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University of Maine announces spring 2020 Dean’s List

The University of Maine recognized 4,210 students for achieving Dean’s List honors in the Spring 2020 semester. Of the students who made the Dean’s List, 2,769 are from Maine, 1,333 are from 41 other states and 108 are from 43 countries other than the U.S.   Due to the unusual and challenging circumstances faced this […]

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News Center Maine speaks with Jackson about downtown Orono Pride Month art 

News Center Maine spoke with Rob Jackson, staff associate for diversity and inclusion at the University of Maine, about public art installations in downtown Orono for Pride Month. The sculptures are designed to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community, and each animal represents a different pride flag, according to the report. “Our hope is that […]

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