COVID-19 media citations

Marble talks with Daily Bulldog about virtual fair

The Daily Bulldog interviewed Tara Marble, University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth development professional, about the virtual exhibit hall developed so children can display their work. “We’re trying to connect kids in a time when we’re not connected at all,” said Marble. National 4-H recognized the Maine branch for their work in trying to […]

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Evans talks with WABI about welcoming activities

WABI reported on The AMainezing Race, a scavenger hunt at the University of Maine aimed at welcoming new students. ”We’re doing so many more diverse programs, so many more inclusive programs. Just getting students involved whether they’re on campus, in Maine, or Alaska or anywhere in between,” said Ben Evans, coordinator of campus activities. The […]

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AP reports on COVID-19 cases at UMaine, UMS

The Associated Press printed a story featuring a round-up of COVID-19 news from New England, which included the number of active coronavirus cases among students and staff within the University of Maine System, and a list of UMaine System campuses with positive tests. WABI, the Bangor Daily News, and the Portland Press Herald also reported […]

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Media report on updated positive COVID-19 test figures for UMS

News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), the Bangor Daily News and the Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that seven students across the University of Maine System tested positive for COVID-19. Those seven students include students at the University of Maine, University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine at Fort Kent. UMaine is […]

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Boston news media covers COVID-19 testing at UMaine

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was interviewed by WBTS (Channel 10 in Boston) about the return of students to the UMaine campus for the first time since March. “We’re a university, we’re about bringing people together in campus settings and communities so my biggest hope is that when we start classes next week, it […]

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Dana talks with BDN after student suspended

The Bangor Daily News reported that one student has been suspended from the University of Maine and seven others have been disciplined after attending parties where COVID-19 guidelines for social gatherings were ignored. “We delivered a letter to all students today reminding them that parties in particular are unsafe and they should not participate,” Dana […]

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Media report fourth positive COVID-19 test among UMaine students

News Center Maine , the Bangor Daily News and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported that a fourth student at the University of Maine has tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the number of positive cases across the University of Maine System to five. The most recently identified case is a member of the same fraternity […]

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BDN op-ed co-authored by Miller

Jessica Miller, professor of philosophy and associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine; Erika Ziller and Katherine Weatherford Darling co-wrote an opinion piece published in the Bangor Daily News titled “COVID-19 demands ethical, as well as scientific, decisions.” Ziller and Darling are members of the Maine chapter […]

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Ferrini-Mundy, Maginnis quoted in media reports of expanded COVID-19 testing

The Penobscot Bay Pilot reported that the University of Maine is extending asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through the end of in-person instruction this fall, with plans to sample approximately 2,000 students, staff and faculty members at least every 10 days. “More than 5,000 Black Bears have already committed themselves to being leaders in our science-based public […]

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