COVID-19 media citations

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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Media talks with administrators, students for return to campus coverage

WVII (Channel 7) talked with Robert Dana, University of Maine dean of students, and John Volin, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, in reporting on move-in day on campus, and the conclusion of the week-long celebration of student research and creativity. Senior student Kenneth Hugel said masks are a necessary annoyance. First-year […]

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VillageSoup reports on race to benefit Extension’s 4-H centers

VillageSoup reported on the running of the 10th Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile road race on Aug. 29. The half-marathon benefits the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H centers in Lincolnville and Blueberry Cove. Due to the pandemic, participation was limited to 100 runners; the winner crossed the finish line in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds.

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Press Herald discusses vaccination compliance with Ferrini-Mundy, McClymer

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine president, talked with the Portland Press Herald about the numbers of staff and students who have uploaded proof of vaccination to the university’s online portal. As of Aug. 23, approximately 66% of those who will be on any campus in the system have shared their information in the portal. Ferrini-Mundy […]

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WVII talks with Bucknor about fake vaccine cards

WVII (Channel 7) talked with University of Maine student athlete Tiana Bucknor about students purchasing falsified cards to satisfy return to campus vaccination requirements. Bucknor indicated she is not aware of any UMaine students purchasing false vaccination cards. News Break shared the WVII story.

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Maine Edge talks with Williams, previews CCA season

The Maine Edge interviewed Danny Williams via email about the return to live performances at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts (CCA). Williams, the executive director of the CCA, noted that while there are fewer offerings this fall and the pandemic is not yet over, the staff welcomes the return of live […]

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Media report UMaine among colleges requiring student vaccines

News Center Maine, WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), Maine Public and the Bangor Daily News reported that the University of Maine System is among the state’s higher education institutions that are requiring students to be vaccinated to participate in on-campus learning this fall. MSN shared the News Center story.

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Media report change in UMS vaccine stance for students

The Associated Press, the Portland Press Herald, Centralmaine.com, News Center Maine, the Bangor Daily News, The Franklin Journal, WGAN (98.5 FM in Portland), WQCB (106.5 FM in Brewer), WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland), WABI (Channel 5), WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) and Mainebiz reported that the University of Maine System will require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine to participate in on-campus learning […]

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