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Maine Memo — The importance of Indigenous People’s Day

Dear Members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Today, Oct. 11, the state of Maine, along with an estimated 14 other states and more than 130 cities, observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Both the University of Maine and our regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, have land acknowledgements, […]

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UMaine Machias Community Message — October 5

Machias students, faculty and staff, Tomorrow will be a beautiful day for our campus picnic. I am looking forward to welcoming new students to our community, and the chance to connect with returning students, faculty and staff. COVID-19 remains a concern, but our science-based practices and our commitment to vaccination have returned us to a […]

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Virtual town hall for UMaine and UMaine Machias faculty and staff — September 28

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, UMaine Faculty Senate President William Dee Nichols and UMaine Machias Faculty Assembly President James Moreira jointly led a Virtual Town Hall for faculty and staff on Sept. 28. The forum included updates on enrollment, budget, academic affairs, research, facilities, COVID-19 health and safety, Harold Alfond Foundation UMS TRANSFORMS, and […]

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Reflecting on 9-11

Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Today, 20 years after the horrors of 9-11, join us in reflecting on the thousands of people who perished and all who have suffered because of that tragedy. Thank you to so many first responders and to all those who reached out to help on that […]

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Maine Memo — A Hearty Maine Hello!

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine Machias communities, A Hearty Maine Hello to all who are returning to our campuses, programs, and facilities, and to all who are learning remotely with us. For many of my friends and colleagues in academia, the fall brings back memories of first-day-of-school pictures and new sharp pencils. […]

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Maine Memo — Community health and safety update August 19

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias students, faculty and staff, How wonderful it is to see our beautiful campuses returning rapidly to new levels of vibrancy, with many of you already back and preparing for the beginning of the fall semester. This Sunday at UMaine we will welcome several hundred first-year […]

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Maine Memo — Community health and safety update August 4

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias students, faculty and staff, Today, Chancellor Malloy and I, and other university leaders across the University of Maine System announced that students must be vaccinated to participate in any on-campus experiences this fall. As Chancellor Malloy shared in his message earlier this afternoon, discussions with […]

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Maine Memo — Faculty and Staff Community update July 30

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias faculty and staff colleagues, The delta variant is highly contagious and poses a grave health risk. Many members of our community have reached out to me to express their concerns and I am grateful for the opportunity to hear from and engage with so many […]

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Maine Memo — Faculty and Staff Community update July 23

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias faculty and staff colleagues, I hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer and are able to find time for rest, fun, and family and friends. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate so much of our world, but here in Maine we are […]

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