President’s Messages

Maine Memo — September 16

Thank you to all as we move into week three of the fall 2020 semester. It is because of everyone’s collective efforts that we are able to continue our learning, research and outreach. Classes are meeting in several modalities, research is underway and our partnerships across Maine are growing. As Maine’s research university, we are […]

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Maine Memo — September 8

Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, I hope that the beginning of our second week of classes and being back together on campus finds you well, and enjoying these glorious Maine September days. Today I call to everyone’s attention the several interrelated health and safety measures we have in place. These approaches outlined […]

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Maine Memo — September 1

Fall 2020 Convocation remarks The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac — through […]

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COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy — August 25

Dear University of Maine community members: I want to update our community on our COVID-19 response and our plans, particularly for this week and next. Our Emergency Operations Center is helping manage phases one and two of our asymptomatic testing process, and our COVID-19 Response Team is continuously monitoring contact tracking and communicating with the […]

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COVID-19 Community Update from President Ferrini-Mundy — August 22

Dear University of Maine community members: This weekend, I am writing to provide further context regarding the three positive COVID-19 cases in the University of Maine community and additional information about the comprehensive, science-based plans we have in place for surveillance and response. Those three cases involved two off-campus students who share an apartment, and […]

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COVID-19 Community Update — August 21

Dear University of Maine community members: This weekend, I am writing to provide further context regarding the three positive COVID-19 cases in the University of Maine community and additional information about the comprehensive, science-based plans we have in place for surveillance and response. Those three cases involved two off-campus students who share an apartment, and […]

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Maine Memo — August 12

This strange summer is simultaneously flying by and plodding along, as the usual summer activities of a university are intertwined with all of the new activities, decisions, and planning efforts that we are undertaking to prepare for the safest return possible of students for the Aug. 31 beginning of classes. Most of our communication in […]

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Community message from UMaine President and Athletics Director — July 17

The University of Maine, in consultation with the America East Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association, has made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone participation in the fall 2020 sports season. This decision affects the sports of football, field hockey, soccer and cross country. We understand the concerns of intercollegiate athletics conferences nationwide during […]

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Message to UMaine international students — July 14

To the international students in our community: Living through the coronavirus pandemic continues to be challenging for all of us. For University of Maine students living and studying far away from family and friends, I know it has been particularly difficult for you. As plans for some of you to spend the summer in your […]

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