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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:32 pm

Department of Wildlife Ecology officially recognizes new name

The Department of Wildlife Ecology has officially changed its name to the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology. The new name, which was made official last September, was chosen in order to better reflect the …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:29 pm

University of Maine system to offer full in-state tuition to all eligible veterans’ dependents

Shawn Jernigan salutes during the flag raising at a Veteran's Day memorial service at UMaine.

The University of Maine System has announced a resolution to offer reduced tuition for out-of-state dependents of military veterans who attend Maine public schools, in accordance with new federal requirements for all public universities and colleges.
Under …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:23 pm

Police Beat Jan. 26, 2015

1/18
12:09 a.m. – Came in like a Fireball
A Cumberland Hall Resident Assistant (RA) reported an underage drinking incident to the University of Maine Police Department (UMPD) after the RA observed first-year residents in possession of alcohol. …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:21 pm

Student spearheads state bill to provide medical amnesty to minors

The Medical Amnesty proposal, also known as the Good Samaritan bill, is currently being drafted, and allows for the reasonable immunity of a person who calls for help in a medical crisis dealing with alcohol overdose …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:18 pm

General Student Senate revisits funding policy for campus political groups, votes down amendments to current policy

A proposed resolution to modify the University of Maine Student Government’s financial policies regarding the funding of political events was brought to debate and voted down at Tuesday’s GSS meeting.
The resolution would have made it necessary …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:16 pm

University officials take precautions against aggressive flu season

Kristyn arrived at Cutler Health Center to inquire about the flu, she left vaccinated.

Maine, and the United States as a whole, continues to experience an abnormally severe flu season thanks to a particularly resilient flu strain.
The state has reported increased hospital admissions and outbreaks in the winter months thus …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:12 pm

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade sparks protests from opposing viewpoints

Opposing views on abortion met in front of Fogler Library at the University of Maine this past Thursday, the day that marked the 42nd anniversary of the U.S Supreme Court’s decision Roe. v. Wade, which gave …

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Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 11:07 pm

UMS improves credit-sharing program: A process 47 years in the making

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees has been making improvements in their mission to smooth the path of transferring credits among Maine’s public universities. With the Credit Transfer Steering committee leading the way, many …

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Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:30 pm

Police Beat Jan. 19, 2015

12/14
10:57 p.m. – Pipe dream
University of Maine Police Department (UMPD)responded to aresident assistant (RA) report of a strong odor of marijuana on the first floor of York Hall. When officers arrived they identified the room the …

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Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:28 pm

Reports to GSS include Board of Trustees plan to integrate credit sharing between campuses and extended aid to dependents of veterans

UMS Board of Trustees discuss credit-sharing program, seek to further intermingle system campuses
The University of Maine System Board of Trustees discussed reinforcing its credit sharing program between the seven system campuses at their student affairs committee …

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