Updates from Campus Leaders

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UMaine Now: Keep up the health and safety precautions for well-being

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, We have come so very far, together, this academic year. Now in the last week of classes, with finals week about to begin and end-of-year gatherings planned, including commencement ceremonies, we need to continue to remain vigilant and keep health and safety in […]

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Springtime view of campus

UMaine Now: Finishing the semester strongly, looking to summer and fall

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, We are in the midst of Maine Impact Week, looking forward to the outdoor concert sponsored by UMaine Student Government on April 26, followed by Maine Day and the Maine Day of Giving, UMaine and UMaine Machias commencement ceremonies, and so many end-of-academic-year […]

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UMaine Now: New face covering guidance for the last half of the semester

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Our university communities returned from spring break as determined as ever to make the last half of the semester the best it can be. Our individual and collective commitment to health and safety so we could continue to work and learn together, in-person, […]

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UMaine Now: Break and beyond

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, As I noted in the State of the University Address this morning, a commitment to making a difference and a culture of caring define who we are and what we do at the UMaine and UMaine Machias. That is especially true in these […]

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UMaine Now: Test and booster for spring break

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, We are grateful that COVID-19 case rates continue to decline in Maine and nationwide, as do the number of positive cases at UMaine and UMaine Machias. Our current low case rate is largely the result of everyone’s individual and collective contributions to community […]

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UMaine Now: The new clearance shield

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the December rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations were 44 times higher in unvaccinated adults ages 18 and older compared to fully vaccinated persons with additional or booster doses. The data continue to validate the […]

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UMaine Now: Maintaining the Momentum

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Last week, we had 76 community members join us for our campus-based booster clinic, achieving up-to-date status after being fully vaccinated with Moderna, Pfizer or J&J shots. That brings the total boosters administered in our campus-based clinics with the help of our community […]

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UMaine Now: Staying up to date

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Staying up-to-date with changes in the pandemic and adhering to the latest guidance from public health officials are among the principles that have kept us in-person safely this semester. Now that same principle is being applied to our testing practices with the requirement […]

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UMaine Now: Together we are stronger

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Welcome to February and Black History Month, a time for all of us to celebrate, reflect and engage in this national observance on our campuses and in our communities. I hope you’ll take advantage of the impressive list of Black History Month events […]

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UMaine Now: COVID risk minimization and monitoring

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, In one of our COVID-19 briefings last week, someone remarked that we are at a point in the pandemic where we are in risk minimization — not elimination — mode, with all of us having responsible roles to play. I have been incredibly […]

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UMaine Now: Back Together at Maine’s Flagship University

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Yesterday I marked the start of the new semester with a Maine Memo reflecting on how we are learning to be together through the pandemic. Today’s UMaine Now message from me will be brief as we focus on navigating the first day of classes on […]

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UMaine Now: In-Person Learning Begins Jan. 18

Dear Students and Colleagues, In a recent conversation with our academic leadership about our pandemic operations and plans for the spring semester, Emily Haddad, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, remarked that there isn’t going to be a later and we need to be a university now.   I couldn’t agree more.   We […]

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Friday Futurecast — December 10

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Thank you, everyone, for all you’ve done this semester for our collective health and safety, […]

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Friday Futurecast — December 3

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Even before news of the COVID-19 Omicron variant last week, the positive cases and hospitalizations in Maine […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 18

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Wherever your travels take you over break next week, I hope you will keep in […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 12

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, We continue to see upward of 150 community members taking advantage of COVID-19 asymptomatic testing […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 5

 Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Last week, for the first time in recent COVID-19 testing history on campus, UMaine had […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 29

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, In October across the University of Maine System, we had more employees and students participate in campus-based […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 22

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, I want to extend my gratitude to all members of our university communities who have taken […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 15

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable UMaine Homecoming Weekend. We look forward to seeing […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 8

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Nearly 300 community members participated in Northern Light Cutler Health Center’s drive-thru flu clinic last Saturday. We […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 1

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, I want to take this opportunity to thank the talented health care providers at Northern Light […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 24

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, First, an important reminder that all students, including those who are remote, need to request […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 17

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Thank you for all you are doing for the well-being of our communities. This week, […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 10

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, In our first three days of phase nine asymptomatic testing at UMaine and UMaine Machias […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 3

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, The energy is high this first week of the fall semester on our campuses as […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 27

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, In June 2020, we launched Friday Futurecast as a way to provide the latest updates […]

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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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