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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 10:42 pm

Engineering Professorship aimed at equipping students with leadership skills

The University of Maine has approved the establishment of the Kenneth W. Saunders & Henry W. Saunders Professorship in Engineering Leadership and Management.
The professorship was funded by a gift from Henry Saunders of $250,000 to the …

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:37 pm

International grocery store opens in downtown Orono

Layla’s Bazaar, an international grocery store, opened on March 20 in downtown Orono. The store specializes in international products that are not commonly found in local grocery stores like Hannaford or IGA.
Owner Ali Aghamoosa, who is …

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:20 pm

Distinguished Women Recognized at the 29th Maryann Hartman Awards Ceremony

Three Maine women were honored the Maryann Hartman Award on March 24 at the Buchanan Alumni House at the 29th annual awards ceremony. This year’s award recipients are Maria Girouard of Orono, Deborah Thompson of Bangor …

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:18 pm

Dismissal of Pi Beta Phi members leads to “protest” fire at Orchard Trails

An undetermined number of members were dismissed from the University of Maine chapter of the Pi Beta Phi sorority following a visit from the organization’s national officers last Sunday. The dismissal led to a “protest” fire …

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:17 pm

Police Beat for March 30, 2015

March 20
9:10 p.m. – Designated minor
Officers from the University of Maine Police Department, (UMPD) pulled over a vehicle on Long Road after it was observed traveling 31 MPH in a 20 MPH zone. As the officers …

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Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:15 pm

‘Women in Leadership Week’ culminates with installation of UMaine’s first female president

University of Maine President Susan Hunter was officially installed as UMaine’s 20th president on March 26 in the Collins Center for the Arts.
In her speech, Hunter reflected on her professional and personal development throughout her career. …

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 7:11 pm

UMS evaluates utilization of properties, considers downsizes

The University of Maine’s Board of Trustees are “trimming” down real estate scattered across the state. The board’s finance and facilities committee proposed the selling or disposal of properties in Bangor, Portland, Old Town and Machias.
The …

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 7:08 pm

Police Beat for March 23, 2015

Feb. 20
4:37 p.m. – Pot piper
The University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) received a Resident Assistant (RA) complaint of an odor of marijuana on the third floor of Androscoggin Hall. When officers responded to they found …

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 6:49 pm

Maine’s Climate Future: UMaine researchers assess climate change in Maine

Professor Ivan Fernandez is one of the authors of the 2015 climate report.

University of Maine faculty and collaborators have published a report addressing and analyzing the effects of climate change in Maine.
The report was initiated by the Climate Change Institute and the Maine Sea Grant. It was authored …

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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 6:44 pm

GSS Creates Special Medical Amnesty Committee, Allocates Funds To Student Clubs

GSS Creates new “Special Committee” to Advocate Medical Amnesty proposal
A major, though brief, point of discussion for The General Student Senate’s March 17 meeting was the creation of a “special committee” to help advocate the current …

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