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Maine Day 2023 update

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias students, faculty and staff, I write to inform everyone that, in 2023, Maine Day will be transformed into “Maine Day Week,” to occur April 24–28, 2023. Classes will be held each day of that week, including Wednesday, April 26. On Dec. 14, the 23-member Maine […]

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Maine Memo — Welcome to the start of spring semester 2023

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Welcome back for the start of spring semester 2023. And a hearty Maine hello to the newest community members joining us, including transfer students, and faculty and staff. I hope you had a good winter break that included time for renewal and connecting […]

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Our university communities share in Maine Maritime Academy’s grief

The University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities extend deepest sympathy to Maine Maritime faculty, staff and students, and to the families, friends and colleagues of the four students who died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in Castine. Our thoughts also are with the three students who were injured in […]

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Maine Day Task Force Update

Dear University of Maine students, faculty and staff, I have charged an advisory task force, chaired by Jeffrey Hecker, professor and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, to make recommendations to me and the Cabinet about increasing student volunteerism and decreasing safety concerns on Maine Day. Those recommendations, which will be informed […]

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Maine Memo — A time for gratitude and reflection

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, During this well-deserved break in the semester, I hope you will take the opportunity to recharge and reflect on all we have to be grateful for. This is a time to remember all those we love and care about, past and present, in […]

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Maine Memo— Trans Day of Remembrance/LGBTQ+ violence

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Sunday, Nov. 20 was International Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual commemoration dedicated to honoring and remembering those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. In the U.S. this year, 32 transgender and gender-diverse people have been fatally shot or killed by […]

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Community announcement regarding UMaine Dining Services

Dear UMaine community members, To expand UMaine’s multifaceted dining services on campus, including enhancements to residential and retail options for students and concessions for athletics patrons, the University of Maine is entering into a partnership with Sodexo, a nationally recognized food service provider now serving the other University of Maine System universities. UMaine’s partnership with […]

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Maine Memo — A time for vigilance and support

Dear UMaine and UMaine Machias community members, In recent days, two university communities in Idaho and Virginia have been rocked by incidents that resulted in the loss of student lives; today, Maine high schools are coping with active shooter hoaxes. These violent acts are incredibly tragic and devastating, and the subsequent unfounded threats of active […]

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Maine Memo — In support and recognition of those who serve

Dear members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, This week at UMaine and UMaine Machias, and at the other universities in the University of Maine System, we have had events and activities to recognize, honor and celebrate our veterans past and present. Today, Veterans Day, we reflect on the […]

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