President’s Messages

Community statement — June 4

Concerned students and community members alerted the University of Maine to a recent reposting on social media of deeply offensive racial slurs apparently made online four years ago by a prospective incoming UMaine student, who was 14 at the time. These gross, offensive and despicable words are horrific and devalue those they target. As UMaine […]

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Community message regarding the death of George Floyd — May 30

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias join with millions of people across the globe to decry the violent and needless death of George Floyd at the hands of rogue police officers in Minneapolis earlier this week. As a community our anguish is palpable. This act of violence must rally us to […]

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Maine Memo — May 27

I hope everyone had a healthy and safe weekend, with an opportunity to relax, and to reflect on all that Memorial Day means and how to continue to help to shape our rapidly changing world. With the end of the spring 2020 semester, I again offer my heartfelt thanks, appreciation and congratulations to all who […]

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Maine Memo — April 29

Happy Maine Day. For the first time in its 85-year history, this traditional day of service that is part of the very fabric of the UMaine experience is being held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Check out the Maine Day webpage for the many ways to be involved and make a difference. The Division […]

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Asked and Answered: Student Edition — April 15

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy led an informal virtual town hall session for UMaine and UMM students April 15. Joining President Ferrini-Mundy were Interim Provost Faye Gilbert; Head of Campus Daniel Qualls; Vice Presidents Robert Dana and Kody Varahramyan; UMaine Athletic Director Ken Ralph; Senior Associate Provost Jeff St. John; Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and […]

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Maine Memo — April 15

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, In turbulent times, the strengths of a community are key to its response, flexibility and resiliency. And that’s exactly what we’ve seen at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias as we experience the coronavirus pandemic. I […]

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Informal virtual town hall — April 9

President Joan Ferrini-Mundy led an informal virtual town hall April 9, co-hosted by Faculty Senate. In the live broadcast, she reviewed information updates for the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias related to course delivery through 2020, research and fieldwork, budget and employment during the coronavirus pandemic. She also answered questions received in […]

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Maine Memo — April 2

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Welcome to April — an April that, in so many ways, is not the April 2020 that any of us anticipated. Yet, despite two days of snow flurries this week, crocuses and daffodils, unaffected by coronavirus, will soon provide us some […]

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Maine Memo — March 25

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, On this, our first day of classes following spring break, I want to welcome you to the second half of the semester. And I want to thank you. Across the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias campuses, and […]

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Community message to alumni, partners and friends, March 20

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias alumni, supporters, Board of Visitors members, friends, and family, In the midst of this terrible pandemic that is affecting all of us, I know that many of you are following what is happening at the University of Maine and our regional campus at Machias. We […]

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