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Maine Memo — Observing and honoring in June, and always

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, June is a month for many important milestones that we observe and honor, as Chancellor Malloy noted in his recent message: Juneteenth, the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act,  and the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We also observe and celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June. […]

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Maine Memo — Community message regarding the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Today we are reeling from the news from Uvalde, Texas, where an act of horrific violence took the lives of 19 elementary schoolchildren and two adults, their teachers, yesterday. Like so many of you, I am heartbroken and outraged in the face of such […]

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Community message regarding racism and gun violence — May 16

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, We write today to join you in shock and anger over the hate-fueled racist murders of 10 people in Buffalo, New York on Sunday. We also mourn the victims of a mass shooting on Sunday in Laguna Woods, California, where one person was murdered […]

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Maine Memo — A season of celebration

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities, Congratulations on completing spring semester 2022! I have greatly enjoyed being able to be back together, in person, for the many celebrations and capstones events that make this time of year so special.  I have attended student performances, award ceremonies, symposia, and presentations across […]

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Maine Memo — Embracing religious diversity

April is a welcome time of year, especially here in Maine, with spring promising more daylight hours, warmer weather, greening landscapes, and overall sense of hope and renewal. That appreciation for what’s ahead and possible is particularly true after two years of a pandemic. This month, too, is a time for a number of religious […]

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Highlights from the State of the University Address — March 8

University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy delivered the 2022 State of the University address on March 8 in Minsky Recital Hall. Guest speakers included UMaine Faculty Senate president and professor William Nichols; Alicia Cruz-Uribe, the Edward Sturgis Grew Associate Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, School of Earth and Climate Sciences; Zachary Wyles, president of University […]

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President Ferrini-Mundy’s statement on the invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked assault on a peaceful country and its people, and an attack on democracy and freedom throughout the world. We share the outrage of the brave Ukrainian people and are inspired by their courage in the face of this senseless violence. As a university community, we are concerned about […]

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