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Maine Memo — May 7

Congratulations students, faculty and staff. We have completed a third UMaine and UMM semester during a pandemic. There is still work to be done, including final exams to score and semester grades to post, and preparations for May term classes starting Monday, summer research and community engagement activities. But before we move on to our […]

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Updated health and safety guidance for UMaine/UMM communities — April 30

Dear UMaine and UMM community members, I am happy to announce to all UMaine and UMM community members that University of Maine System COVID-19 health and safety guidance has been updated. These updates, effective April 29, 2021, are in keeping with the most recent orders of Maine civil authorities as announced April 27, and are […]

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UMaine 2021 virtual commencement update — April 16

Dear UMaine students, families and other community members, Thank you for all your great ideas, your patience and understanding as plans for the UMaine 2021 virtual commencement presentation have advanced. We are a week away from the in-person stage walks of UMaine 2021 and 2020 graduates who have opted to participate. Nearly 1,000 undergraduate and […]

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UMaine and UMM: Diversity and Inclusion in Talent Acquisition — April 13

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, As we strive to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias, it is imperative for us to proactively and effectively attract, recruit, and maintain talented and diverse faculty and staff members. It is the right […]

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Maine Memo — April 2 Community Health Update

Yesterday, we received the latest good news about COVID-19 vaccinations: Maine residents 16 and older can get their shots sooner. Beginning April 7, all adult residents in the state will be eligible. That includes all members of our university communities; a University of Maine System identification will be accepted as proof of eligibility. This is […]

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Maine Memo — March 26

For the past five years, a thoughtful and engaged dialogue has been occurring among faculty, staff, students, and administrators at the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias to discuss the meaning and enactment of UMM — Maine’s coastal university — as the regional campus of the University of Maine. And much […]

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UMaine Commencement update — March 25

I want to begin by thanking all the University of Maine graduating students and their parents who have contacted me and members of the Commencement Committee in recent weeks to share suggestions and comments about an in-person event with spectators. That feedback ranged from frustration that a fully in-person event would not be possible to […]

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