• coronavirus Sep 17

    Most UMaine Students Have Verified COVID-19 Shot Status

    Maine’s public university system said most residential students have verified their coronavirus vaccination status. The percentage of the students who have done so is more than 95%, the University of Maine System said late Thursday. The percentage of full-time employees who have verified their status is about 83%, the system said. The system said it is dealing with 57 known…

  • University of Maine May 8

    UMaine Virtually Graduating Larger Class Than Last Year's Despite Pandemic

    University of Maine System seniors are getting their degrees during virtual ceremonies amid the pandemic. The University of Southern Maine and Universities of Maine at Augusta, Fort Kent, Machias, Presque Isle and Farmington held virtual celebrations on Saturday to keep students and staff safe. The University of Maine, the flagship campus, already held most of its commencement events. UMS Chancellor…

  • UMaine Apr 10

    Maine Hockey Coach Red Gendron Dies Unexpectedly at 63

    University of Maine hockey coach Red Gendron died unexpectedly Friday, the school announced. He was 63. The Boston native, who took over coaching the Black Bears in 2013, died after suffering a medical emergency, university officials said. “Words cannot express our deep sadness from the tragic, sudden loss of Red Gendron,” athletic director Ken Ralph said. “Our community and the…

  • UMaine Nov 9, 2020

    10 UMaine Facilities Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

    The University of Maine said 10 employees who work in facilities management at the university have tested positive for the coronavirus. The university said it’s working to contain the virus by temporarily closing the facilities management office building and utilizing contact tracing and testing. All but one of the 10 employees work in an administrative role and they are all…

  • orono Aug 25, 2020

    As UMaine Students Return for Fall Semester, COVID Testing Rates Exceed Expectations

    This week, students in the University of Maine System are returning to campuses across the state, and they’re being tested for COVID-19, symptoms or not. At the University of Maine in Orono, approximately 3,000 students were expected to be tested by Wednesday at an onsite drive-through location.   While three UMaine students had been found to be COVID-19 positive prior…

  • coronavirus Aug 25, 2020

    UMaine Students Return to School

    Students at Maine’s flagship university have begun moving back in for the fall semester, with plenty of restrictions.

  • food donations Dec 26, 2019

    UMaine Antihunger Program Hits 3 Million Pounds of Donations

    A University of Maine Cooperative Extension program that provides fresh produce for people in need has reached 3 million pounds of donations. Maine Harvest for the Hunger has existed since 2000 and donated more than 193,000 pounds of produce from more than 120 farms in the state this year. The donations went to more than 200 hunger relief distribution sites,…

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