COVID-19 media citations

BDN highlights UMaine student vaccination rate

The Bangor Daily News noted the COVID-19 vaccination rate among University of Maine students in a report about rates across the University of Maine System. According to the BDN, about 91% of UMaine students are vaccinated. The Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) also reported on student vaccination across […]

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Ferrini-Mundy, Malloy and students discuss vaccine compliance

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and a couple of students spoke with News Center Maine about vaccination requirements from the University of Maine System. “We actually will be dis-enrolling students, taking them out of their courses, and making it not possible for them to register,” if they fail to comply,” Ferrini-Mundy said. UMS Chancellor […]

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Ferrini-Mundy discusses COVID-19 protocols with CNN

CNN interviewed University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about measures the University of Maine System has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on its campuses. “We’ve been able to control this through excellent behavior and compliance by our students,” said Ferrini-Mundy, who also serves as chairperson of the UMS Scientific Advisory Board. The Gwinnett Daily […]

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WABI, WVII talk with Strout, students at School of Nursing celebration

WABI (Channel 5) spoke with Kelley Strout, director of the School of Nursing at the University of Maine, and nursing student Lauren Young at a celebration intended to thank current and past nursing students and staff for their work during the pandemic. WVII also interviewed Strout and third-year student Breanne Oakes at the event. Sixty […]

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Ferrini-Mundy notes UMS following the science in Press Herald story

University of Maine president Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who chairs the University of Maine System Science Advisory Board, talked with the Portland Press Herald about current COVID-19 guidelines and active case numbers across the System. “We’re wanting to be sure we do all we can do to keep everyone safe, so our discussions are more around, ‘Do […]

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Bickford speaks with Press Herald about ‘forest bathing’

The Portland Press Herald talked with Sandra Bickford, a University of Maine assistant professor of new media and art, about the demand for forest therapy and certified forest therapy guides. “The pandemic gave us the chance to discover that we need to connect with nature,” Bickford said.

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Media advance art exhibit at Hutchinson Center

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and VillageSoup promoted a new art exhibit at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The exhibit, on display at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, explores the processing of COVID-19 and grief through art. More information about the gallery and this exhibit are online.

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Boston Globe talks with Maginnis about predicting COVID infection peaks

The Boston Globe spoke with Melissa Maginnis, a University of Maine professor of virology and member of the University of Maine System Science Advisory Board, about predicting when the current COVID-19 infection spike will end. “What we have seen in other parts of the world and the Southern states is that there is about a […]

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Forbes highlights Quirk’s project as pandemic-era teaching innovation

Forbes highlighted an assignment from Katie Quirk in a story about innovations in higher education borne from the COVID-19 pandemic. Quirk, a preceptor in the University of Maine Honors College, tasked students in her creative arts course with “exploring how art sparks conversation and social connection during times of crisis” in her “Documenting the Pandemic” […]

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BDN talks with Dana, students about return to in-person classes

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Robert Dana, University of Maine vice president for student life and inclusive excellence, and a number of students on campus on Monday about the return to in-person classes and UMaine’s vaccine and face covering requirements. “Having a vaccine requirement makes us a safer community,” Dana said. As of Monday, […]

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