COVID-19 media citations

Press Herald interviews Gilbert about class instruction for fall 2020

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Faye Gilbert, interim executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of Maine, about plans to host classes in-person, remotely or online in the fall. Gilbert said she is communicating with families and to any confusion surrounding these decisions. UMaine is still finalizing class schedules and how […]

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Counseling Center staff speak with BDN about dealing with pandemic burnout

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kathrine Butler Hepler, a psychologist at the University of Maine Counseling Center, and Jessica Browne, staff clinician and co-coordinator of outreach and prevention at the center, for the article titled “How to deal with pandemic burnout.” Helper said anyone experiencing mental fatigue from the outbreak of COVID-19 should try “a […]

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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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WVOM interviews President Ferrini-Mundy about fall reopening

WVOM interviewed University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy on Aug. 31 about plans to welcome students back to campuses. UMaine, UMM and other University of Maine System campuses shifted to remote learning during the spring semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UMS released the Together for Maine: Principles […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy quoted in articles about UMS partnerships

Mainebiz, the Portland Press Herald, Q 96.1, USA Today and the Associated Press quoted University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias President Joan Ferrini-Mundy about new partnerships between the University of Maine System, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and ConvenientMD (CMD) to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing across all campuses. The President and UMS Chancellor […]

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Press Herald reports on student-athlete safety protocols 

The Portland Press Herald reported that University of Maine student-athletes are testing safety protocols implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic. Athletes have participated in voluntary workouts facilitated by strength and conditioning staff and training staff at Mahaney Diamond since June 18. According to the article, UMaine is the first college in the state to facilitate […]

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