President’s Messages

Maine Memo — A time for gratitude and reflection

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, During this well-deserved break in the semester, I hope you will take the opportunity to recharge and reflect on all we have to be grateful for. This is a time to remember all those we love and care about, past and present, in […]

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Maine Memo— Trans Day of Remembrance/LGBTQ+ violence

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Sunday, Nov. 20 was International Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual commemoration dedicated to honoring and remembering those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. In the U.S. this year, 32 transgender and gender-diverse people have been fatally shot or killed by […]

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Maine Memo — A time for vigilance and support

Dear UMaine and UMaine Machias community members, In recent days, two university communities in Idaho and Virginia have been rocked by incidents that resulted in the loss of student lives; today, Maine high schools are coping with active shooter hoaxes. These violent acts are incredibly tragic and devastating, and the subsequent unfounded threats of active […]

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Maine Memo — In support and recognition of those who serve

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, This week at UMaine and UMaine Machias, and at the other universities in the University of Maine System, we have had events and activities to recognize, honor and celebrate our veterans past and present. Today, Veterans Day, we reflect on the […]

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Next steps in our discussions about Maine Day 2023

Dear University of Maine students, faculty and staff, Maine Day is a long-held University of Maine tradition, established in 1935 as a day for the students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in volunteer activities and come together to engage in community-building, campus-based activities. UMaine community members annually have looked forward to a day in […]

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Maine Memo — Equity for Excellence

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Before coming to UMaine, I served as the chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation (NSF). I loved my role there and continue to follow news of their activities with great interest. Recently, I learned that one of their grant-making entities has updated […]

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Maine Memo: Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Today we observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the rich history and culture of the Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, Penobscot, and Passamaquoddy and the many thousands of tribes whose traditional lands cover this vast continent. The holiday represents an opportunity to learn about our past and to […]

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Community message about the passing of Eldon Morrison and Paul Koziell

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, The University of Maine and the College of Engineering community are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of alumnus Eldon Morrison ’64 of Yarmouth. Morrison, founder and CEO of CPM Construction, and his son-in-law Paul Koziell of Scarborough, president of the Freeport-based […]

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