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Maine Memo — July 7

I hope that all have had a restful and renewing weekend, and that you have taken time to look through all of the communications from the University of Maine System, UMaine, and UMaine Machias leaders about our plans for a safe reopening. There is a wealth of information there, and I urge you to watch […]

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Informal virtual town hall to discuss the fall 2020 semester — July 1

In this informal virtual town hall for incoming students and their parents, President Joan Ferrini-Mundy was joined by UMaine and UMM Academic Affairs, Student Life, Admissions and Financial Aid team members. A recording of this is available. Some of the responses to the most frequently asked questions are below: Move in First-year students living on campus […]

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Maine Memo — July 1

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, We are coming back together! A pandemic has reshaped our world. It has reshaped the University of Maine and our regional campus at Machias. Our Black Bear and Clipper communities have not been together on-site, on our campuses, at our offices, […]

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Community message — June 29

In March of this year, I convened a university-wide task force and charged it with recommending criteria for deciding whether an individual’s name should be removed from a UMaine facility, and whether to remove Clarence C. Little’s name from the campus building bearing his name. And if recommending replacement names, I asked the task force […]

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Community Message from President and Cabinet Regarding Juneteenth

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias join the state and the nation in observing Juneteenth Independence Day. In 2011, Maine became the 38th state to recognize the day that freedom was proclaimed to all slaves in the South — 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. As noted in […]

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Maine Memo — June 10

Today I wish to speak to the continuing unrest in our nation, in Maine, and in the University of Maine communities following the brutal killing of George Floyd and its heartbreaking aftermath.  I am reaffirming my commitment and the commitment of our university communities to the core values of inclusion, diversity, and anti-racism, and I […]

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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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Virtual Discussion with UMaine and UMM Top Faculty Award Winners— June 1

Joining President Ferrini-Mundy were Sara Lindsay, associate professor of marine sciences, the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Jean MacRae, associate professor of environmental engineering, the Presidential Public Service Achievement Award; Bob Steneck, professor of marine sciences, the Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award; Rich Powell, professor of political science, Distinguished Maine Professor; Marcus Librizzi, professor of […]

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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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