COVID-19 media citations

Press Herald updates COVID-19 numbers across UMS

In a story about an investigation of a party that University of New England students who have tested positive for coronavirus attended, the Portland Press Herald reported that there are 12 active cases of coronavirus among students and staff in the University of Maine System as of Aug. 31.

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Biddle discusses pandemic-related achievement gaps with Maine Monitor

Catharine Biddle, associate professor of educational leadership, talked with The Maine Monitor about how school officials in the state are managing student achievement gaps exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who already faced challenges, such as economic, food or housing insecurity, have seen those challenges grow during the pandemic, Biddle told the Monitor. In addition, […]

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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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